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Why do employers want references on job applications?

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2005-10-10 03:59:39
2005-10-10 03:59:39

Too see if a candidate has been responsible in previous employment and to determine if the candidate has experience at the kind of work for which he is applying. But it seems to be some type of fallacy (begging the question). The candidate will only give references who will give a credible reference.

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