Did I get the job if they called my references?
If an employer is checking references, it is a good indication that they are getting serious (and very close) to making you an offer on the job you’ve applied and interviewed for. Do not assume, however, that you have the job in the bag just because an employer is checking references.
Is it a good sign if references are called?
Remember this: When a hiring company makes a call to your references, it’s almost always a good sign—so you can breathe easy. A reference check typically means a hiring manager is near-ready to extend an offer to a candidate, and they want one final confirmation that you are the right fit for their team, Foss says.
Is it a good sign if they call your references?
The employer asks for references, or tells you they’ll be conducting a background check. Taylor explained that not all companies will inform you that they’re going to contact your references or start the background checking process, but others will. And it’s a good sign if they do.