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What should be my answer when interviewer asks me “Can we check your references (For fresh graduates)?”

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RE: What should be my answer when interviewer asks me “Can we check your references (For fresh graduates)?”

Surabhi Dewra
Surabhi Dewra
Verified Career Expert
Founder and CEO at CareerGuide.Com
  • Noida

Hi

References are slightly dangerous things. They're unlikely to get you the job, but they could make you lose it. So think about them carefully. You can also take this as a buying sign. The interviewers are not going to take up references of people they've already decided not to take. So smile confidently.  'Yes, that's fine. They are briefed that you might be getting in touch with them'.

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Vinay Wardhan
Vinay Wardhan
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Vinay Wardhan - Director at Career Path Solutions
  • Hyderabad

The response should definitely be a confident 'YES'. Whether they will check or not is a risk you got to take. If your response is very confident and unambiguous, they may decide not to check.

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Deepti Khandekar
Deepti Khandekar
Verified Career Expert
MBA-HR| Career Counselor
  • Pune

Hello

Generally interviewers ask this question when they think that the candidate has potential for the job. It is a positive sign for you. Don’t look worried or stressed. Say ‘Yes’ with a smile on your face.

Be careful when you list references in your resume. Two references are enough. Ideal way is one reference of your teacher, preferably project guide. Another one of guide for internship or external projects i.e. someone you have worked with. Let them know that you will be sharing their contact details in case the employer asks for. Hence, it will not be a surprise call for them.

All the best.

 

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