Negative references may be the root of the problem for those who haven’t been able to secure a new job, despite solid interviews and qualifications. Qualified job seekers who are frustrated that they have not been able to find a new job are now looking for ways to be more proactive in order to secure new employment

JobReferences, a professional reference checking firm in Detroit, Michigan, provides reference checks for job seekers all over the globe. JobReferences confidentially contacts past employers and references to ask about job performance, job description, employment dates, and the reason for departure. Within approximately 10 days, job seekers will have a complete job reference report, which includes verbatim quotes, how long it took to receive a response, and the general tone of the phone call.

It is important to understand you should never assume what other people will say about you. It explains a lot about why good people aren’t getting jobs since anything negative can knock you out in this job market.

Job seekers often don’t realize that former supervisors or colleagues can be quite spiteful when providing references. JobReferences reports that approximately 50% of all the professional reference checks they conduct contain negative input from a reference. To combat this, JobReferences also provides a Cease & Desist service, which is a legal analysis of an unfavorable job reference sent to a CEO or appropriate senior management representative within the former company.

The overwhelming majority of Cease & Desist cases generated from negative reference checks reflect a favorable outcome for job seekers, says JobReferences. Given a choice between possible legal action against their company or discouraging an employee who violated corporate policy, most CEO’s or senior management personnel would choose the latter.

In today’s competitive job market, the use of a professional reference checking firm to check job references is highly recommended for job seekers. A professional reference checking service can confirm that job references will enhance the chance to secure new employment, rather than standing in the way.

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About Allison

Allison & Taylor Inc. and its principals have been in the business of checking references for individuals and corporate accounts since 1984. We have successfully built our brand and corporate recognition and have been recommended by industry specialists such as The New York Times award-winning author Martin Yate (“Knock ‘Em Dead Résumés”). Numerous articles have been published about our business in newspapers and magazines including The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour Magazine, New Woman, Worth, National Business Employment Weekly, The Detroit News, and The St. Petersburg Times.