Nowadays many job interviewers and employers are looking for various additional sources of information to better understand a job applicant. Which is the best way for the employers to better know the situation of a job applicant?
1. contacting previous employers the job applicant worked for and asking for further information.
2. checking the job applicant’s profile on social platform (such as social networking websites and social media)
3. letting the job applicant work for the company for a short period of time(1-month) and then considering whether to use the applicant permanently or not.
1. 和previous employers 联系
坏处：①如果申请者之前的工作跟现在的工作无关，那么previous employers给的信息可能就无效了。②很多previous employers 可能只会给一些general 的情况，不会愿意花时间去给一个离职员工的详细的信息。
总观点：I believe the third method is the best.
中间段1： An one-month internship is the best method to test whether a candidate is suitable for the job. Every company has its own work pace, management style, and corporate culture. For example, some companies may prefer teleconference, allowing employees to work at any place they want while others may favor conventional conference, where everyone has to be present regardless of bad weather(写作团day10素材). Only when a candidate works in a company for a while can the supervisors know whether he can fit in.
中间段2：Social platforms provide too little information related to an applicant’s work. People share not their work performance but their selfies, hobbies, and daily workout on Facebook and Tiktok.
中间段3：Previous employers may provide further information. They can testify whether an applicant’s big contribution to devising a successful marketing strategy is true or just an exaggeration. However, in fact, previous employers are usually too busy in working on their own tasks to spare extra time to answer questions about a former subordinate….