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If this was your first job out of college, how would you give requested references to a company you’re interviewing with without alerting your current firm you’re trying to leave?

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College professors count as references too. Also could give peers if you trust them. Any prior work experience in college even over the summers?

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They usually want references that have worked with you in th past year

@OP great question -- you read my mind.

Find a trusted senior/manager/senior manager you have worked with who will provide a reference and remain confidential. Be honest with them about your intentions and career goals. This isnt out of the ordinary--you just need to pick wisely. Preferably someone who has acted as a mentor for you and has your best interests in mind

Identify someone who you have worked well with but who you no longer are on the same project as & ask them to be your reference. They are more likely to keep your decision confidential if they are not concerned about your decision affecting their project

Unfortunately I’ve only had one main client with no real turnover of anyone to ask. First real job out of college. I just wonder how bad it would be to give references from multiple professors....

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