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Is it okay to ask current supervisor for reference?
It's very, very normal for job candidates to decline to offer their current manager as a reference, and it's very, very normal for employers to be okay with that. Even if an interviewer does ask to talk to your current manager, most will understand if you explain why that's not possible.
Should I list my current supervisor as a reference?
It is perfectly acceptable to list them as your references instead, as they can speak about your transferable skills, the ones that are most related to the development jobs you will be pursuing.
Do you have to give current employer as reference?
Your prospective employer may be prepared to wait until you have told your current employer that you are leaving. You have no special protection under the law, but if you are dismissed because your employer is asked to provide a reference, this could amount to unfair dismissal.
Related Question what to do is asked for references from current supervisor
Can supervisors give references?
Your manager at your current/former employer
When your next company asks for a professional reference, they will expect you to provide a current reference from people familiar with your work, such as your line manager or supervisor. Under law, your current employer does not have to give you a reference.
Should I tell current employer about interview?
The standard answer to this -- and the answer for you unless you have concrete reason to believe otherwise -- is that you don't tell your employer that you're job-searching until you have accepted another offer.
How do you answer a question in a reference check?
Do references get called before or after interview?
Usually employers check references after the interview and when they have decided to offer the candidate a position. But occasionally employers check references before the interview in cases where the number of candidates is not that many and the employer feels the person is a serious candidate.
Do interviewers always ask for references?
Employers don't always ask for references even if they are interested in possibly hiring you. So when an employer does ask for your references, it's a clear indication that you're in the running for the position. One tip: call your references and tell them to expect a call from the employer.