(Closed) I don't have references- HR bees, opinions?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why do you want to leave your current position?  

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Are the jobs requiring that you give references or do you have the option to provide them references “upon request”?  Most potential employers won’t actually check your references until they are actually looking to extend an offer, at which point you may feel more comfortable notifying your current employer that you are, in fact, leaving.  Being that your current position is your only “real job” it should be understandable that your references would be limited.  If you MUST put references, you could always put what are known as character references, which are those who can testify to the type of person you are…outside of friends and family, of course.  Did you hold a job during school?  If so, you could use your supervisor or a coworker from that position.  Did you have a professor in college that you worked closely with that isn’t affiliated with your current project?  You may have to think outside of the box a little if a potential employer is requiring a reference. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Why do you not want your current employers to know you’re leaving? If the contract is up at a certain point, surely it is obvious to them that you’ll have to look for new jobs before then? I work in a field where you usually just work a specified length of time for something and there are set end-dates, and it’s totally normal to accept a job and go into it with an eye on your next job for the entire year you’re there.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Use a teacher from your college.

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