Comment on Guess what? Recruiters are the worst recruiters! by Nick Pieper

Perhaps I did not articulate my point sufficiently well. Shouldn’t the candidate present information on the role they have applied for to their referees before a reference check is undertaken by the prospective employer/agent? This then should align with the information provided by the person conducting the reference check for the employer.
As recruiters we always should prep candidates on the role and organisation to ensure they are well informed prior to an interview; why then would an applicant not extend the same courtesy to their referees so that the referee has greater context of the role prior to the reference check? Asking the referee if the applicant has briefed them speaks volumes about the applicant, possibly more than the standard Q&A sessions that many recruiters recite as a ‘reference check’ as you allude to in your article.

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