Do any of these scenarios sound familiar in your quest for a new job?
Check out these potential reasons why you didn't get the job, according to the team at Allison & Taylor, a reference checking company and employment verification firm dedicated to providing professional and executive level candidates with reference checking research and reference consulting on the most strategic use of references to assure a successful transition:
1. Is your past boss badmouthing you? 50% of Allison Taylor clients have lost good job offers due to bad or mediocre comments from previous employers. Allison Taylor will confidentially find out what is really being said about you and give you the power to stop it.
2. Interviewing well but not getting the job? 50% of companies DO NOT honor corporate policy regarding references. Maybe it's something that a past employer or reference is saying. Could a jealous colleague be sabotaging you? Could your past boss be less than happy at your departure? Allison Taylor will help you find out.
3. Were you a victim of discrimination, sexual harassment or wrongful termination? Your previous employers could be affecting your new job search through their comments to prospective employers. Don't let them continue to hurt you and your career.
4. Are you being BLACKBALLED? Last year our clients were awarded more than $2 million in settlements. Allison Taylor will find out what is really being said about you and give you the power to stop it.
5. Are you protected by your old company's policy to only confirm the dates and title of employment? Our experience is, that with a little pressure, most managers break company policy and speak their mind to either help or hurt a candidate's chance at another job. Who from your past job will help you or hurt you - you need to know.
6. Do you have a separation agreement with your past employer? Is it being honored? Is your past employer giving you the professional and prompt reference that was promised or are they saying, "Well according to our agreement I can only confirm that he worked here." Allison Taylor will find out what is really being said and give you the power to enforce your agreement.
7. You've put time and effort into your resume, developed your network of possible employers and recruiters, worked on your interview skills - but have done nothing but typed a list of your references. Don't leave this crucial area to chance. References are often the final factor in who gets the job offer. Your past employers - anyone you reported to will be contacted.