References

(3 Posts)
Supermum222 Tue 04-Mar-14 20:30:17

Hi,

I left a job after 12 years to work closer to home. Bad mistake as I have never liked it where I am and they are moving soon. I am part time btw. Been in new job 4 yrs.
Anyway, a full time position has come up at my old place and 2 managers have told me to apply. My children are older now and are well settled into full time school so may as well...money would be great.
I am lost as to who to ask for a reference...my old manager or current? Are you allowed to put the manager's name down who would be my manager once again if I was successful? My current manager hardly sees me as he is based elsewhere.

yummumto3girls Wed 05-Mar-14 23:27:18

Your current manager, they will probably need to confirm your absence levels and if there have been any disciplinary issues during the last 4 years. You could use the old manager as a character/second reference.

flowery Thu 06-Mar-14 09:41:17

Both. It's normal to provide two anyway and your current employer should always be one of them.

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