Snapzu decides (if I agree), will I put people from my current job as references for a job I'm applying for?
Hi guys! I don't think this is exactly the right place to put it, but I don't think there's a better developed tribe for this question. If there is, please let me know and I'll ask there instead.
I'm an engineer at my current job and I'm applying for a new job at a different company. They would like three references - two superiors, one peer. The problem is, my current job is my first professional job. My previous ones include call center agent, Walgreens cashier, and mail room guy at my university. I don't remember a lot of my bosses or peers from those jobs, and I'm not sure they'd really be useful. But I hesitate to put superiors or peers from my current job on there, I don't want to jeopardize my current job if they know I'm looking for another.
Should I just leave it (reference section) blank? I really, really want this new job.
EDIT: My plan so far is to get my peer reference from an intern (actually has worked there longer than me), one from a sort of supervisor who is leaving the company soon, and my boss' boss, who started his career sort of like me and I think will understand me leaving and hopefully less likely to make a fuss about it. Guess I'll see what happens on Monday :)
EDIT 2: And holy shit, I'm trying not to get too excited about this, but I am pretty sure another guy from my current company who I had a good relationship and who left recently actually went to the company I'm looking at. I've asked him for a reference. I'm hoping he can help me with more than just a reference though... I've heard people say its all about connections but I never really believed it; maybe this will make a believer out of me.
Man, I really need to sleep...