Recruiters discreet about tapping references too early in search, but candidates can withhold contact information until right time
Jim Zaniello of Vetted Solutions, left, and Bill Hudson of Heidrick & Struggles
Jan. 19, 2018
Question: How do you recommend handing recruiters’ requests for references at application stage? Candidates may not want to notify references with every application.
President and Founder
At Vetted Solutions, we would advise our clients that requesting references at the application stage is premature. However, associations conducting searches internally may be trying to gather as much information as early as possible to maximize the efficiency of their search.