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How to Do a 360 Degree Reference Check Using LinkedIn <br />by <br />Greg Albrecht<br />M&A Executive Search<br />
Checking for References<br />In candidate’s homepage, click on “Check for References”<br />
Checking references<br />Review contacts who you know, that know the candidate<br />
Checking References<br />Check to see where you know the reference from i.e. company, group, association<br />
Checking References<br />Click on candidate’s reference and send them an inquiry.  Check to make sure they are open to giv...
Checking References<br />Send LI request for reference to your contact; ask for specific information<br />
Checking References<br />Ask to verify specific accomplishments on their resume<br />
Checking References<br />Ask for how they accomplished a goal and what role they played in the project<br />
Checking References<br />Ask for verification of years both worked together and verify the candidate’s title<br />
Checking references<br />Look for peers, subordinates, supervisors and customers in your contact group that worked with th...
Checking References<br />Ask the reference if you may call them for follow-up info and for additional questions<br />
Checking References<br />Ask if they would re-hire the individual or work with them again:  Why or Why not?<br />
Checking References<br />Confirm reasons they left<br />
Checking References<br />Verify salary, bonus and any awards they may have won<br />
Checking References<br />For sales professionals ask to speak to customers – did they “Walk the Talk” –verify, verify veri...
Checking References<br />Look at their LI homepage for references and follow-up with them<br />
Checking References<br />When talking to references always indicate information will be held confidential <br />
Checking References<br />Final step – Use outside Service to check DMV records, State & Federal Criminal records, Financia...
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How To Do A 360 Degree Reference Check

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How To Do A 360 Degree Reference Check

  1. 1. How to Do a 360 Degree Reference Check Using LinkedIn <br />by <br />Greg Albrecht<br />M&A Executive Search<br />
  2. 2. Checking for References<br />In candidate’s homepage, click on “Check for References”<br />
  3. 3. Checking references<br />Review contacts who you know, that know the candidate<br />
  4. 4. Checking References<br />Check to see where you know the reference from i.e. company, group, association<br />
  5. 5. Checking References<br />Click on candidate’s reference and send them an inquiry. Check to make sure they are open to giving a reference<br />
  6. 6. Checking References<br />Send LI request for reference to your contact; ask for specific information<br />
  7. 7. Checking References<br />Ask to verify specific accomplishments on their resume<br />
  8. 8. Checking References<br />Ask for how they accomplished a goal and what role they played in the project<br />
  9. 9. Checking References<br />Ask for verification of years both worked together and verify the candidate’s title<br />
  10. 10. Checking references<br />Look for peers, subordinates, supervisors and customers in your contact group that worked with the candidate<br />Ask each specific questions on roles, interpersonal skills, motivators, and stressors<br />
  11. 11. Checking References<br />Ask the reference if you may call them for follow-up info and for additional questions<br />
  12. 12. Checking References<br />Ask if they would re-hire the individual or work with them again: Why or Why not?<br />
  13. 13. Checking References<br />Confirm reasons they left<br />
  14. 14. Checking References<br />Verify salary, bonus and any awards they may have won<br />
  15. 15. Checking References<br />For sales professionals ask to speak to customers – did they “Walk the Talk” –verify, verify verify<br />
  16. 16. Checking References<br />Look at their LI homepage for references and follow-up with them<br />
  17. 17. Checking References<br />When talking to references always indicate information will be held confidential <br />
  18. 18. Checking References<br />Final step – Use outside Service to check DMV records, State & Federal Criminal records, Financial records<br />

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