The Reference Check Removes One in Five Job Candidates From Consideration

Your resume may get your foot in the door at a company and a strong interview can advance you to the next step in the hiring process, but before you land your next position, chances are the hiring manager will perform a reference check. and this step in the hiring process may be the biggest hurdle of all.

According to a recent survey of 1,000+ senior managers developed by OfficeTeam, a staffing service specializing in the placement of administrative professionals, reference checks can catapult a candidate to the winner's circle or instigate their demise.