It pays to take the time early in your job search to identify and prepare your
previous employment references early in your job search. Verify telephone numbers, email address and current company. The last thing you want to happen is to lose out on a nice position because you did not have your
job references prepared. You can even use your previous employment references as very effective networking tools. Ask
your job references if they know of any job openings in your field, or if they know of someone else who does that you should be speaking to next.
Actual Quote from Former Employers:
Is this person eligible for re-hire?
"No, she stole from the company. We have an investigation pending."