This article explains in details the question #20 i.e “Whom do you choose as your reference and why? Can we call all your references?“. Click here to browse the list of common questions asked in interviews.
Question #20: Whom do you choose as your reference and why? Can we call all your references?
The references you choose speaks a lot about you. If you give reference of top level college authorities or good working employees, it shows you get well along with others and you have no problems maintaining good relations with them. If your references are only your friends and parents it shows you do not stretch yourself outside your comfort zone. References are people who speak about your credibility in the market and with the employer. Be very careful while choosing references. Do not give the name of references you are not sure of will speak positively about you. No negative referrals. Keep in touch with your references and do not mention names you have lost touch with. They might not be aware of your current happenings.
References are your credibility. You may be the best in your field but if other people do not talk and feel good about you then that is what they will speak and it will tarnish your image in the corporate world. It is very important to do good work and let your work speak boldly for you. You should be a people’s person and not a reserved kind of a person. Mingle and associate with good people and maintain good contacts. This will work in your favour when you are looking for a new job. You associate with people whose frequency matches with yours and your references are nothing but a greater extension of the person you are within.
Lots of candidates get hired by reference checks so it’s important to have good and positive references. Build a good credibility or else one negative spark and your dream job is lost.
The interviewer will ask the next question “ Can we call all your references?”
You answer surely why not. Be sure to talk to all the references mentioned in your resume as the employer may call any of them or all of them to know about you. Prepare your references to talk all good things about you. Call your references and tell them they will receive a call so that they are mentally prepared to answer them.