Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does HUD conduct reference checks for all candidates or just the ones who have a chance of moving forward?
Same anon as above: only ones who have a chance of moving forward.
Do you know how many will be selected? The brochure says 10-20, but it seems that historically it has been closer to 10 and less.
And how soon after an interview should references be checked?
I would assume that 10 to 20 is correct. I know the last time we had a legal honors class, it was, as you say, closer to 10. But several of the years before that, the number was closer to 16-17. We actually remarked on how few there were that most recent year. With the amount of attrition and retirements we've had the last year or two however, I would guess it would be more rather than fewer. No way to be sure though.
And references should be checked very quickly: some have been already. Since it's a holiday week, there may well be some lag time. But next week ought to be the absolute latest.