HR Practitioners:Confidential Reference check

ricko

Village Elder
#1
I went for a pre- interview with a recruiting firm 3 weeks ago for a job position that was advertised.The recruiters know me since it was not my first time there & they have my CV & documents in their database.Interview went well & they asked me for telephone nos & emails of my referees.One referee was my former assistant manager at my current employer but works elsewhere & the other was my former boss in a company i worked over 10yrs ago before i joined my current employer.(NOTE:They didn't even ask for my current work colleague email & contacts whom i listed as my referee in my CV but they asked if my colleague knows if i am job hunting,i answered affirmative)So i called my referees today & they told me that the firm sent them a confidential reference check form to fill & they emailed them back this week.They were just general questions about my behavior,tasks,weaknesses....etc & told me nisiwe na worries coz they filled them vizuri.I have not had from the recruiting firm.

Question;Should i call the recruiting firm & ask for updates on my status or i ignore them and wait patiently?
 

ricko

Village Elder
#5
Thanks air conditioned.I forgot to highlight for you Ktalkers that after the interview they sent for me a psychometric test which i did & emailed back.

Nope. Wait . If the references are positive , they are writing the recruitment report to the employer . you will be called and the prospective employer disclosed. Probably one more interview with employer and a psychometric test. Wish you the best
 

ricko

Village Elder
#11
Had a discussion with an expert who works as an HR officer with a leading private firm.He said most companies including his employer outsource job applications to various recruitment firms & they take like between 3 or 4 candidates after accessing their recruitment reports from those agencies.The candidates are deem a 'perfect fit' for the job position available in their company so they organize dates for interviews but due to unavoidable circumstances they delay hiring(politics,restructuring,main boss out of office...etc).So he says i just relax but advises me to contact(follow up) the recruiter after some weeks IF you have a working relationship with them since there is no harm in knowing your job status.Am keeping my fingers crossed.
 

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