If your reference has a prior relationship with the potential employer then the contact would make sense. If not, no.
A potential employer is limited in the types of questions he can ask your current employer. Generally, he can only ask things like if he would ever rehire you and if you are currently working there.
Enthusiasm and experience.
If you are applying for Unemployment Benefits, yes they can. If it is for a reference for a potential employer, a wise HR rep will first require a signed release form be sent to them, from you, through your potential employer. Only then, would they answer the question that every reference is allowed, "Would you rehire this candidate?". Generally, this is a yes or no answer. Providing additional details is typically not wise in an effort to avoid potential lawsuits.
Accomplishments that would include tasks that are related to the job being applied to would be good to include in the answer to this question. Showing the employer that they are proud of things related to this job and have done well with these things would be helpful.
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I would advise against it, especially if the potential employer outsources background checks.
The right response: he'd say it was excellent. The potential employer you're interviewing with wants to know if you'll be reliable.
Prospective means: 1. of or in the future: prospective earnings. 2. potential, likely, or expected: a prospective partner. A prospective employer is an employer for whom you might work in the future or have a possibility of working (for example, an employer to whom you have applied for work or for whom you would like to work), but you are not yet working.
In order to impress a potential employer at a job interview, one would need to keep a few things in mind. These things include, but are not limited to, dressing professionally, speaking clearly, being knowledgeable about the company you are interviewing for, as well as being polite.
The single best way to find out if a potential employee can perform a particular job is to put that person through a working interview. Allowing the candidate to work for a few hours will allow the potential employer to judge a person's capabilities as well as allowing the candidate to find out first hand if he or she would be a good fit for the company.
Often times when applying for a job, a resume is essential. The potential employer of a job seeker, may ask for a letter of recommendation after a person is hired. If the potential employee has lost his previous job due to downsizing or cut backs, once again the potential employer often asks for a letter of recommendation from the applicants former boss.
No they can only tell them if you would be rehired by them. If they have nothing positive to say about your performance they can legally tell them that they would not rehire you. They can not bad mouth or give a performance review to a potential employer even if you left under bad circumstances. They are only aloud to tell someone if they would rehire you.
In a job interview, you may be asked what your last boss would say about you. Your perception of what they would say about you may tell a potential employer a lot.
Satisfaction is a well thought out answer.
A potential employer may ask how a friend would describe you. State something about your loyalty and dedication, these traits often transcribe over to the job site.
Such events as life changes are always unexpected. Many times there is no time to change direction to where it was turning to...
In describing your ideal job, don't state a specific job, state characteristics that would be present (regarding job satisfaction, contentment, working environment, relationship with your employer etc.).
Since the only "record" it would appear on would be your employer's own files, as long as your employer likes; quite probably for at least the entire duration of your employment. If this is a real concern for you, you should ask your employer. Any employer with any degree of sense will not share their files with anyone... for the most part, all they will do if contacted by a potential employer is verify that you did in fact work there, what your title was, and whether you're "eligible for rehire" (that is, you weren't fired for cause) or not.
No. The only time any information about your new employer would be relevant to your old employer would be if your employment with the new employer violated a contract (eg covenant not to compete) you signed with the old employer.
A prospective employer may be interested in your health because many employers pay a portion of their employees' health insurance. Health insurance premiums may be higher if you are in poor health or a regular smoker. However, a potential employer is not legally allowed to ask questions about health during an interview.
A potential employee should always answer questions such as, why should we hire you, truthfully. Tell the employer why you would like to work for the company and what skills you can bring to the company.
If you want to increase your chances of getting a job on the application attach a copy of your resume. then tell them your accomplishments and why you would be good for their company.
For a financial position, I would indicate that I saved my employer (or previous employer) $XXX,XXX better developing better procedures in A/R (accounts receivable), which is especially significant in this economic environment and are the cost side elimated a duplication of effort, and expense, in the financial reporting , budgetery process.
Sometimes during an interview, a potential employer will ask for an opinion of one's personal strengths. The best way to answer that question is to be honest, and back up one's assertions with specific reasons why each trait or behavior is applicable to oneself.