How important is to talk to your current manager for references? Basically I don’t want to alert my employer that im looking for a new job in case it does not work out, but companies tend to ask for the most recent references

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Tell companies who ask “ will provide upon offer acceptance stage. Would wish not to contact current employer during interviews. “ thanks

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I went with something like this,
Saying that I will only give that specific reference in the last stage , but provided others in the meanwhile

A lot of the stigma around job searching is gone. Folks are just more open about it and it can start a good conversation w your current employer about opportunities to keep you. That being said, a potential employer shouldn’t require you to have your current manger recommend you. That seems like a red flag to me.

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Thanks for the answer,
I have not had so many different jobs/managers and they did not specify the last one, but 1 manager from years ago might not be enough

I have had a couple of different jobs. I have had only one company call my prior boss. HR called them and had a 2 minute conversation.

They asked for 3 prior bosses as reference but only called one of them.

Its rare that any company does this anymore

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