It was simple when I was new grad. I used professors and a previous supervisor. I'm in a difficult situation now. I've been working at the same hospital for several years but would like to apply to a job outside of the hospital. I'm debating about asking my current supervisor to be a reference, but then I would be letting the cat out the bag about leaving before the job was in hand. I think she would wish me well and give me a good reference, but am not sure. If I ask co-workers...I wonder if they will gossip (they always do) and word get out that I'm looking for a new job. Argh! I don't want to jinx it.
I think I might use a university professor for one reference. But I need 3-5 refs. Has anyone been in the same boat? Who did you use? Should I ask my current supervisor? How is it done? I know I could get good references from coworker and supervisor, but... I don't want them to know I am looking elsewhere! :uhoh21: