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11 Questions You Should Ask When Doing Reference Checks

Once you have connected with a candidate's former supervisor or colleague, here are a few questions to ask:

1. Tell me about your experience

2. Major accomplishments

3. Skill ratings

4. Strengths

5. Weaknesses

6. Communication style

7. Why did they leave?

8. Would you rehire them?

I would also recommend asking about:

1. Candidate's responsibilities

2. Technology familiarity and specific systems

3. Ability to meet deadlines

4. How they took feedback

Asking open-ended questions will really allow you to get a sense of how that employee functioned in that specific role and how they might be a fit for your company.

Reference Check | Post-Offer | Previous Employers and Supervisors

11 Questions You Should Ask When Doing Reference Checks was published by Bruce Anderson on August 6, 2018 on

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