I want to apply for a job for which I need to give 2 references. I was made redundant in June and I don't have the home addresses for my 2 managers. I do have their email address. Is it ok to give email address? I feel a little bit ignorant at this as the last time I applied for a job was 13 years ago.
I haven't applied for a job for 13 years, but I am aware it is policy of my last boss not to give references at all. She just sends a two line letter/email stating that she doesn't believe in them, doesn't use them herself and will not be imparting any information about the employee. Not sure what I will do when I go back to work.
I would have thought email and business address is fine.
Thank you for the replies. Well, my managers were made redundant as well as the business relocated. What I will have to do is email them and ask them for their business address for their new jobs. thanks again.
did the business relocate in the UK - because I would try and get a referene from the business - I think it looks bad if you don't have a reference coming from your former employer - you could ring the HR department and ask for a named contact - or if someone you worked with/for moved with the organisation maybe ask them?
Paschaelina - that's awful - but I wouldn't ever give a reference who I hadn't checked with that it was ok to do so - so if your last organisation had an HR department I would ask them instead
The references will be not personal references but as ex-boss type references. There is still some parts of the business in the UK so I will give the HR department one reference. I have contacted my ex- managers and I am waiting for their replies.