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Old 10-02-2008, 02:23 PM
twickster twickster is offline
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A lot of applications have a yes/no box for "may we contact?" on previous employers; check no. As others have said, no one will think a thing about it. You should have other people lined up to serve as references, but it's not a problem at all to state "I don't want you to contact my current employer until an actual offer is pending."

Standard stuff, not a red flag -- most people who are currently employed keep a low profile about the fact that they're looking.