I know employers call and check references that you provided but can they call or get in contact with your old job and speak to the hiring manager and confirm the dates you have been working?
Of course, this is a common question to confirm the dates of employment you have given, as well as questions about things like sick leave, performance etc.Otherwise why bother to check references at all!
When you are looking for a new job and don't want your current employer to know that you are planning to leave, you can ask for references to be followed up after being offered the job, rather than before. This a common thing- lots of people are looking for better opportunities while working.
Most employers will confirm dates of employment
Try googling "employment verification services"; I occasionally get a call from a service inquiring about an apartment leasing applicant or an employment applicant.
Yes, they can. They can verify with your past/current employer(s) whether you are active, when you were employed, and whether or not you are eligible for re-hire.
Of course. That's what calling a reference is. They ask for dates of employment, title and if you are eligible to be re-hired.
As long as the former employer is listed in your application or on your resume….YES they WILL contact them.
yes, though most will give you the option of asking that they do not do so, recognizing that if you are still working there, the old job may not react kindly to finding out you are planning to leave.
Yes they can and most do.
if you provide these references in your application, the prospective employer will check anything he wants to check