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For my references, do employers in CH look for a letter to accompany your CV or just names/telephone numbers our your previous employers to call them?

For my current employer, is it ok to ask a previous supervisor to provide me with a reference as I cannot obviously ask my current supervisor for this!?
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For my references, do employers in CH look for a letter to accompany your CV or just names/telephone numbers our your previous employers to call them?

For my current employer, is it ok to ask a previous supervisor to provide me with a reference as I cannot obviously ask my current supervisor for this!?
Both a letter or contact details of your direct supervisor are acceptable, no colleagues nor friends references
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For my references, do employers in CH look for a letter to accompany your CV or just names/telephone numbers our your previous employers to call them?
I would not attach any letters or details of references to your CV when you apply... wait for the prospective employer to ask for them. You can put a "References available upon request" line at the end of the CV.

And, of course, make sure you have warned your referees to expect a call from this particular company - not only out of politeness, but also to brief them on any specific things they may be asked about in relation to your fit for the job.

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Re: References question

For my previous employer which was 8 years ago, I mailed the woman from HR. None of the people I worked for are working there anymore so she wrote me a letter of recommendation. Would this be ok?

My previous supervisor is really sound and a great reference to have, I get/got on great with him so he will give me a great ref when the time comes. I've aready asked him.
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