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I see this question on applications all the time and my answer is always no because I don't want my present manager knowing that I am thinking of leaving. I know they need to verify that I work at my present employment so what is the best way handle this situation? Should I leave a manager's name and just put down the phone # for human resources? Any suggestions would be helpful.
9/10 most of them dont call your last job but there are a few that might wonder why you dont want them to call your last job that might raise an eyebrow or two but if you tell them why then they could understand because your last job might try to block you from leaving
I agree with you, Reggie. Saying no is a potential red flag for a prospective employer. You may want to add a notation on the app somewhere that says, "Please wait until the last moment before you verify my employment. My current employer doesn't know that I'm looking for a new job." Somehow, try to show your willingness, but help them understand that you would appreciate it if the employer was discreet until you were ready to give your notice.
Thanks Reggie and Kari. I was wondering is I should put down my manager's name and just put down the human resources phone number. I also wonder if I should call an employer first to explain why I did that. I don't see anywhere on this particular application where I can explain why I chose no.
I give you an example of a company that will call your refs and your last job este park ymca they will call everyone that you will put down they are very strict about that
Don is correct, I was a Manager and most of the time good employees leave because of wages, that is something a good Manager really can only do little about. Good employees while it is sad to see them go if you are looking to better yourself they are willing to do their best for you. I have had many successful out of work friendships because of this and it makes me proud of them.
i once had an interview and they called my employer and i never got the job and everyone at my work knew i was job hunting
i was mad
you might mention I will give references after an interview
Thanks for sharing that, Steven! It's very helpful and thought full too!