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Conditional offer of employment?

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    I've just been given a conditional offer of employment at a banking group, meaning they need to check my references, and that as long as none are "derogatory", I'll have a job.

    Has anyone else had this?

    I'm just wondering if they simply want to check I actually worked at the places I've said I worked, or if they're looking for some sort of gleaming recommendations. Which I'm not sure they'll get from all of them considering they do a 5-year history check so employers from that long ago might barely remember me!

    Sorry if it's a silly question, I just want to know if it's worth still applying for other jobs just in case.
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    Banks are very anal about who they recruit, I imagine this sort of thing is standard practice really. You should get through, assuming that you don't have any criminal convictions or went bankrupt or anything like that. Nothing to lose by keeping an eye out for other jobs too though I guess. :beard:

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