Having regular contact with several current or previous business owners (my mum included and others who are my friends) I've been informed in the past that it is standard procedure to get the references of all shortlisted applicants before interview (but obviously each company/organisation is different).Quote:
Originally Posted by googlemad
I'd personally prefer that the interviewer had seen my references before my interview (if its good) as then they already have a good idea of what I am like before the interview and if I screw up they are more likely to put it down to nerves.
Good luck though and remember, the person/people doing your interview will probably be just as nervous as you are (in fact, they usually are). My mum ran a business for 25 years and she said even towards the end, she lost a nights sleep each time she had to interview an applicant due to nerves.
I was also interviewed by four people (the head teachers of both schools, deputy head of one school and my network manager). So I was extremely nervous. I also wasn't told about the written test I'd have to take. Apparently I got 9/15 which was apparently part of the reason I got the job in the end as I got the highest. The next one down was 6/15.