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It’s perfectly acceptable to answer no to contacting your current employer. Most employers understand this and usually won’t have any effect on their decision. Make sure you have a backup of other professional references or employers they can contact.
How do you say not to contact current employer?
You might also include “I would prefer not to list my current employer's contact information until a job offer is received.” Potential employers are likely familiar with situations similar like yours and will generally understand and honor your request to refrain from contacting a current employer until an offer is
Why do jobs ask if they can contact current employer?
Employers ask if they can contact your previous employers for several reasons: Employers want to check your work history to confirm that you are accurately presenting your job title, how long you worked with the company, the reasons you left and how much you were paid.
Can you contact previous employers without permission?
Can your current employer contact your previous employer without your consent? Yes. It's a free country. Yes, just like an employee can contact former employees of their current employer, no consent is required for a current employer to contact a former employer of its employee.
Related Question is it bad to say you can't contact an employer
Can current employer contact new employer?
Yes, your current employer can call your new job and try to get them to not hire you. That is why you do not tell your current employer where you are going. Some of them (maybe most of them) are just being friendly but you can't risk it. So just don't tell them.
Do companies actually call previous employers?
When you're applying for a job, it's tempting to think no one is REALLY going to call all your former employers to check references about previous jobs. But the majority of employers will check your references.
Can a past employer say I was fired?
A former employer can't reveal information about a termination in an attempt to prevent you from getting another job. This is known as blacklisting, and most states have anti-blacklisting laws that specifically prohibit it.