I need to list this job on my resume, but am afraid of getting a bad reference. What should I do?

My first, and only, job after college was with a small, family-owned business. Although I got along very well with my supervisors, I am afraid that they will give me a bad reference, because the same thing has happened to every other employee who left the company, regardless of job performance. Because this is my only real experience, I need to list it, but I don't want to ruin any opportunities. Any advice on how to list the experience without the possibility of getting a bad reference?

Asked By: Audrey9188 - 1/20/2010
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Let's think outside the box here. You can GUESS about what to do. Or, you can go out on a limb a bit and find out for SURE what you should do... More
Answered By: dargonsilver - 1/21/2010
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Unless you speak with your former employer beforehand (withOut saying that you've heard that they've spoken poorly about other former employees), and you're relatively certain that you will not get a poor reference, perhaps consider leaving that off of your resume. Businesses don't usually hire people that have gotten... More
Answered By: jannsody - 1/20/2010
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