From Kate Lopaze of thejobnetwork comes this advice:
Handing over a list of references to a potential new employer can feel like tricky business.
If you do not have a job offer in hand, you might be worried about your job search getting back to your current employer. If you are just starting out, you may worry that you don’t yet have a go-to list of professional refernces.
No matter what stage you are in, these five types of people make great references for any job search.
- Past bosses
- Past supervisors
- Professional friends from your network
- Professors or academic contacts [Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org]