As one of the many people who make reference calls daily I can tell you that yes, yes we do. On average I spend 6-8 hours per week calling all of the references that are in our candidate’s files.
You only have one chance to make a first impression. This is important to remember when it comes to your job search. Most people think that when they interview for a position, it starts as soon as you sit down across from the interviewer. Well, most people are wrong!