When interviewing for a job, can supplying a reference from your current employer be avoided?

I have an upcoming job interview and the company has requested three references from managers in my most recent employment. My current manager and I do not get along (hence the job search) and I don't want to give her as a reference - partly because she doesn't really like me and partly because if I don't get the job, it will make things very uncomfortable. Can I get around this request without jeapordizing the interview?

Asked By: JENNIFER J - 10/8/2008
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You ABSOLUTELY do NOT have to give references from your current employer. This will not jeapordize the interview - and if it does, you dont want to work for the company any way. Confidentiality is a key component of any job search - simply advise that you are not comfortable inviting them to speak with your current... More
Answered By: flagday1966 - 10/8/2008
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Just give three references. They might not even call the references. If they do they will talk to the person and hear what they have to say. If they have a problem with the names you have given they might ask for more names. Or they might just hire you. I would just put the names of good references and see what... More
Answered By: Dewey D - 10/8/2008
If you are truthful with the interviewer they may be willing to accept the other references.
Answered By: Bill P - 10/8/2008
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