Hi, I’m Katie Roney on behalf of Expert Village.
We’re talking about how to have a successful interview as a candidate. References are a
clutch in interviews, I’m on the phone with one right now. OK, so where did you work with
Jane? OK, Company ABC, How long were you her supervisor? Just a couple of questions. What
type of environment were you guys in? What were her responsibilities? Could she finish
all those projects in the amount of time? OK, thank you so much for your time. That
was a short reference. Most references last for quite some time. Employers want to know
who you worked for, what you were doing, what type of salary you were making and most importantly
what type of team member you were. So, when you put together you reference list and hopefully
you’ve sent it to your interviewee before the interview. Select people that were supervisors,
select supervisors that you had a great rapport with, that you feel good having them speak
on your behalf. Prepare them, let them know that they are probably going to be contacted.
No one wants to be caught off guard and you may even want to give them a list of times
or give your potential employer a list of times that are good for the references.