job references from current job?
I have a job, but I am interviewing elsewhere. Long story, but my work does not know and I don't want to rock the boat. What would you recommend if an interviewer asks for job references? Should I just give references from past employers but omit my current employer? Or would that be suspicious? Or would you ask someone other than your current boss to give a reference?
It's generally accepted that if you're looking for another job you may not be able to supply references at your current place of employ, and if they do they'll be people you trust enough to let know that you're leaving.
They should understand, and respect, the situation.
Or to hand over a copy of a recent written evaluation, annual review type stuff.
Ask a suitable mate to be your reference, if they are also your lead programmer so much the better.
Let them know that your current employer doesn't know yet about you wanting to leave, but that they will be able to check him for reference once you have told him.
American employers will not provide references other than "XX worked here from date to date in that position" for fear of litigation.
"Once your prospective employer has set his mind, let your current one know that he can expect a call"
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