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Hi guys.

I applied for a job as a EO work coach with the department of work and pension. I was successful in my initial tests and interview then placed on the reserve list. About two days later I was contacted with a provisional offer which I accepted.

I have two questions. Firstly on the health questionnaire, at the end it asks me for my GPS details, I haven't been registered with a doctor for years (I rarely get sick) but I have gone to my local doctors and got the registration forms. I put the details of this GP on my health forms, however I am not officially registered at this GP yet, can this affect the status of my offer?

My next question is about my references. I originally applied for this job on the deadline day that applications had to be in. For my employment history I estimated the work dates and basically rushed through the application. Looking back at what I put on my application I can definitely say that some of the dates are wrong by quite a margin. The reason for this is I have done quite a few jobs as well as on off construction work in between. I emailed the recruiter I am dealing with and explained that I estimated the job dates. Will this also affect my application?

Lastly, when I have applied for jobs in the past some of my previous employers have been known to not respond to reference requests. I can almost certainly say at least one of them have not responded to a reference request in the past.. Again, I would like to know if this can affect my offer?

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(Original post by drcarta59)
Hi guys.

I applied for a job as a EO work coach with the department of work and pension. I was successful in my initial tests and interview then placed on the reserve list. About two days later I was contacted with a provisional offer which I accepted.

I have two questions. Firstly on the health questionnaire, at the end it asks me for my GPS details, I haven't been registered with a doctor for years (I rarely get sick) but I have gone to my local doctors and got the registration forms. I put the details of this GP on my health forms, however I am not officially registered at this GP yet, can this affect the status of my offer?

My next question is about my references. I originally applied for this job on the deadline day that applications had to be in. For my employment history I estimated the work dates and basically rushed through the application. Looking back at what I put on my application I can definitely say that some of the dates are wrong by quite a margin. The reason for this is I have done quite a few jobs as well as on off construction work in between. I emailed the recruiter I am dealing with and explained that I estimated the job dates. Will this also affect my application?

Lastly, when I have applied for jobs in the past some of my previous employers have been known to not respond to reference requests. I can almost certainly say at least one of them have not responded to a reference request in the past.. Again, I would like to know if this can affect my offer? If toy have already sent in the registration forms then that should be fine.



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1. You must have medical records somewhere. If you havent been I suppose they could ask you to have a medical or at least get feedback that you are in good health.

2. Doubt it unless it was material i.e you said youd worked 5 years rather than 2. You do confirm at the end of your application that everything is accurate.

3.You should supply referees who to the best of your knowledge will supply a reference. They dont have to supply one.

Heres the rules on references.

https://www.gov.uk/work-reference
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1. You must have medical records somewhere. If you havent been I suppose they could ask you to have a medical or at least get feedback that you are in good health.

2. Doubt it unless it was material i.e you said youd worked 5 years rather than 2. You do confirm at the end of your application that everything is accurate.

3.You should supply referees who to the best of your knowledge will supply a reference. They dont have to supply one.

Heres the rules on references.

https://www.gov.uk/work-reference
They requested refs from every job in the last 3 years
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They requested refs from every job in the last 3 years
Doesnt mean they will all supply or anything other than minimal.
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Well yeah I know that hence why my original question was does this matter, to which you said I should provide referees that will respond, I am saying I dont have a choice of references,I have to put down a reference from every employer from the last 3 years. I have said they probably wont all supply references and wondered if that matters and now your response is "doesnt mean they will all supply references" which I have already stated. You arnt helping here.
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