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Using current employer as reference?

Author : Judy

Submitted : 2017-06-13 02:08:44    Popularity:     

Tags: current  employer  reference  

I started my current job 2 months ago. I applied for a second job (which won't interfere with my first as it's on different days) and put my manager as a reference, as I had no one else. Was this a mistake since I'm still working there?

Answers:

It's ok, but tell your manager so if he or she gets a call, they don't think you're planning to quit.

No, it was not a mistake since you will stay at the same company. You might give the manager a heads up that he might get a call and that you would like to remain working where you are also.

Go and ask for his approval to do that, you have to notify them first so they know why the call is coming in.

You should always ask some one to be a reference before you use them and inform them when you're going to use them to apply for a job.
If they do them, ask for a letter of recommendation from your boss and tell them when you're going to use them as a reference.

The mistake you made was not informing your 'reference' that you would be using them. Always choose references that will say nice things, but always let them know ahead of time that you intend to do so.

What to do now is let the current manager know your plans for a 2nd job and let them know you plan to use them (have used them) as a reference.



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