Should you offer your boss as a reference?

07/26/2013 | Ask A Manager blog

When an employer asks for a reference from your current boss, it's usually "something of a rubber stamp," Alison Green writes. They generally are just making sure you haven't misrepresented yourself. "If you’re in a situation where you expect your manager to torpedo your chances, the best option is often to refuse the contingency. Explain that you can’t allow your current manager to be contacted because it will jeopardize your current job," she writes.

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