Gathering references from managers and colleagues at current employer
December 26,2022 at 10:49PM UTC
I have an interview scheduled after the New Year and I think there's a good chance it will result in a nice job offer. I know they're going to ask for references. At this time, I really don't have a great list. I've changed jobs a few times over the last 10 years. I've lost touch with two managers and the last time I called one, she admitted she couldn't be a good reference because it had been so long. Another manager I had a few years ago was terrible and I'd never use him as a reference. I may be able to get another reference or two from that place but again, have lost touch with former colleagues there (no reason to stay in touch). At the last organization, the person who hired me was fired three months after she hired me, and the person who replaced her was acting. I met him in person only once due to the pandemic and worked with him for only a few months before accepting my current job.
So, at this time, my best references would come from my current employer. I could probably round up at least 4 or 5. What's the best way to approach this? I know the prospective employer will definitely want to speak with references from my current employer because the work and projects are very similar. What's the best way to handle this? Wait until I have an offer and then reach out to a few individuals? I think some will be happy to help, others may be miffed I'm leaving.
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