May 04, 2020 - 04:35 PM
Let's go a little deeper on this topic: If you don't want to list your current employer, you need to think about those who have seen you in action of a professional capacity, such as the animal shelter director who can vouch for your ability to do an effective marketing campaign or a project partner who can talk about the skills you bring to the table.
Once you decide on who will be a good reference, then make sure the reference is prepared to receive questions about you. Explain to the reference the job specifics, details on the company, the qualifications the company is seeking, and how you see yourself being a good fit for the job. Always make sure you have the reference's permission to share their contact information.