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Any Advice is greatly appreciated. I do not want to give a perspective employer references from my current job.
Because my current job doesn’t know that I’m on the search for a new job this would upset my employer. I work for a company that really can’t disclose allot anyways unless I gave the green light to contact.

How have others approached this situation??

Do employer’s still call and check even if you tell them NO.?

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  1. I wouldn’t either. Prospective employers will understand.

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  2. Small or medium Private sector employers may be understanding but for large companies or public sector it is generally a requirement. Good HR practice is to gain consent before contacting references but in private sector I’ve seen it happen anyway especially if there’s a connection. It’s often a red flag if someone won’t share their current employer, especially if you’ve been with them for some time and the other references are out of date.

    It does not hurt to ask to exclude them however if they say it’s a requirement I would ask to have that reference checked as the final step and ask them to contact you prior so there is minimal time between reference check to job offer unless you think you will get a bad reference.

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  3. Tell them you are applying in confidence

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  4. Leanne Mckay Leanne Mckay says:

    Provide alternative references. It’s a violation of FOIP for them to contact anyone you havent provided contact info for. Lots of ppl look for other work while currently employed. If need be, let your current work know you are seeking a 2nd job so they can provide a reference. You do not need to disclose that the 2nd job may replace the 1st job…

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  5. Jodi Flatt Jodi Flatt says:

    Don’t supply references until they have committed to the interview and explain thay you don’t want them to call your current employer.

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  6. Don’t guilt trip her! If she is unhappy, she has every right to look elsewhere!

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  7. If the original poster could contact me via direct message, it would be appreciated:)

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  8. Have you tried changing your resume and maybe making it look a little more professional? I’ve seen some pretty sad resumes handed to me that wouldn’t stand a chance.

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  9. This is so incorrect it isn’t even funny. Also the labour board?????

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  10. Anytime someone asks something employment related, people give totally false info. So annoying.

    Just explain that you would prefer them not to contact your current employer. They will understand.

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  11. Give older references and tell the new employer that you want to g8ve 2 weeks notice if hired but dont want to give away that you are currently looking for a change. Why they ask why you are leaving then say you are looking for more challenging career. Theu can call ild refs and if they are truely interested in you they will accept your desicion to not provide your current management.

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  12. Could also be a different field of work. You never know

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  13. She already said she isn’t using her current employer, so she doesn’t need to call the labour board lol. And why is this shoe emoji being used? It’s a shoe. Like grow up

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  14. You have a get weekend tooo

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  15. Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

    ..they must have read your resume .. and for your references you will have names and numbers for them to contact who are NOT with the company that you are working for right now . .. also on your resume you can put … DO NOT CONTACT present employer as they do not know I am looking for different work and could be terminated if you do contact them .. I would like to leave on good terms from this employer….this they respect as you would like to give them 2 weeks notice if you get the job .. .

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  16. I was wondering about the shoe emoji too lmao.

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  17. Jean Mary Jean Mary says:

    I’ve been through this…kinda. I got a job. They called my last employer even though I didn’t give them consent. They told me later my last boss said a lot of things untrue about me because they figured out I was leaving. I felt angry that they called my last employer…. I looked into it. Unfortunately. If u give them your resume and your past job history. They can call who ever they want… However. The old employer cannot give more info other than yes or no answers…. Like did they work for u? Yes. Did she quit? Yes/no… They cannot go into detail about your personal stuff.

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  18. Maja Black Maja Black says:

    Labour board has nothing to do with it. You are giving bad information

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