A personal reference verification is ordered with background checks as a means to get a deeper understanding of an applicant applying for a job. Companies will ask questions of personal references that will help verify if the applicant has the skills, personality, and other qualities that will ensure a good fit for success in the position they’re seeking.
What Should the Applicant Expect?
Not all job positions will ask the applicant to provide personal reference information, but when asked applicants typically need to provide the following during their pre-employment screening process:
Once the applicant has submitted all information, the employer will verify the references using a series of questions to better understand the relationship between the applicant and reference. Using the contact information that the applicant provided, the reference will be contacted for a short Q&A regarding the applicant. Applicants are expected to gain permission to list a person as a reference prior to providing their information. They should also inform the reference that they might be contacted in the near future as a form of courtesy.
Questions that are commonly asked include:
For more information on personal reference verifications contact DISA at 281-673-2530