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Reference check

A reference check is a process of contacting individuals provided by a job applicant as references to gather information about the applicant's past work performance, skills, qualifications, and character. The reference is done to verify the accuracy of the information provided by the candidate and assess their suitability for the job.


During the hiring process, a company may reach out to the references provided by a job applicant, such as previous supervisors or colleagues, to inquire about the applicant's work ethic, abilities, and professional conduct. The feedback obtained through reference checks helps the hiring team make informed decisions about the candidate's suitability for the position.

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