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    Default CV-Not putting references?

    ok i need some advice please, i am currently working part time and i am very unhappy where i am working, nothing to do with who i work with just the job i am very much over it and need a change! so my question is, what does everyone write regarding references? i want to start applying for jobs but don't want my boss to find out until i tell them, i was thinking of writing "references on request" what does everyone else do?
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    Do you have any previous places you've worked that you could put someone down as a reference? Lots of CV's nowadays say "references on request" because people like to warn the person who might be doing the reference so they're not caught out on the spot from a random call

    If you don't have any other previous work experience, you might have to just leave the references off altogether and see if they ask. Better not to put references on request if you are not sure who you can ask to be a reference. You don't want them to request them and then you can't give them any

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    Yeah i have references, my main one is my current employer as i have worked there for 4 years but obviously she won't know i am going for a new job and i dont want them finding out from a reference phone call

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    ALWAYS only supply references on request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassMum View Post
    ALWAYS only supply references on request.
    This!
    Only supply on request and always speak to a referee before they are called. That way there are no surprises for anyone and you get the opportunity to be open and honest with your current employer. Well as open and honest as you'd like to be about why you're looking for other work.

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    Thanks! I know my current employer will give me a good reference and tbh I don't think she will be surprised I want to leave!

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    I agree with not providing referees details until they're requested. Mostly to protect the privacy of your referees - their details will only be going out to a few employers rather then for every job you apply for.


 

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