May 9, 2011 5:41 PM Subscribe
If not a current supervisor, who do you ask for a job recommendation?
posted by sugarbomb to Work & Money (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've read a number of responses here that state pretty emphatically,
"do not ask your current supervisor for a job recommendation." My problem with that: I work in a very small place. The department is pretty much myself and my boss. I could ask a co-worker, but they all work in different areas. I could ask someone whom I supervise, but I don't know if that's something that people usually do (also, I don't supervise them for very many hours a week at all). What to do? I definitely think that I should include a recommendation from my current job, or that would look suspicious. Am I wrong?
The other thing is that: my supervisor knows that I will someday leave this position. I am overqualified, underpaid, and underemployed. She knows this. She has even told me about new jobs popping up in my field in the area.
What would you do, oh wise ones?