As with the Employment
Reference, the Personal Reference provides
points of view that you cannot get from interviewing the
applicant. The Personal Reference provides
more information than the Employment
Reference in situations where the applicant has
a limited work history.
service involves interviewing people with firsthand
knowledge of the applicant’s character, experience,
and skills. The person may be a friend, relative,
or community acquaintance. These sources usually lack firsthand
knowledge of the applicant’s work skills but can describe
other qualities of the applicant.
Note: Validex encourages you to select personal references
who are not close family members or others who are most
likely to offer only positive descriptions of the applicant.
Features and Benefits
- Increases the likelihood of obtaining information
on young or inexperienced applicants who may
not have coworkers to list for an Employment
- Can be useful when an applicant has worked in
the last job for many years and so has very few