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should we send our resume to ex-supervisor??

 
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Hi all,
Should we send our resume to ex supervisor? The reason I am asking this because I use my ex-supervisors as my references. Since the beginning they are agree to be my references. Is it enough just to let them know which company that is going to interview me ?? If I send my resume, I just worry if they have different opinion in my responsibilities and accomplishments that I wrote on my resume when I worked for them.
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Rachel Smith:
- Generally, you do not give resume's to your references.
- What you can do, is offer to take them out to lunch. There you can discuss business. See if they have any job leads, information, career advice. If nothing else, it gets you out of the house for a few hours.
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Hmm, while I agree with Jon that generally people do not do this, off the top of my head I can't think of a good reason not to.
Sure, it breaks social convention; but without sufficent justification, social conventions should be disposed of.
Maybe I'm not thinking of something. What do others think?
--Mark
 
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hi,
It's a really tricky situation....when one thinks about it.
I think it all depends on one's relation with the ex-supervisor. If he/she understands your position well and is a well-wisher/relative/obligated kind of person then you could give him a copy of your resume.
But even if you do give out the resume make sure that you highlight the same skills etc "equally" to both sides (ex-boss + prospective boss)
As for me...I would'nt give any of my references my resume...mostly it's asking for unwanted trouble.
...Good Luck!!
-ST
 
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I would not send my resume to my current employer/references because I see no reason to do so. However, I don't see why it would be a problem (other than not being necassary). Unless you are embellishing beyond reason...
 
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I'm puzzled by this thread. Do you consider your resum� to somehow be "secret"? I have placed my resum� on the web and routinely hand out a copy to colleagues, contacts and anyone who might someday have need for my skills. If I thought it might help get me work I'd leave copies in bus stations!
What is it about the information on your resum� that you think your referees should not see? Are you claiming some experience or responsibility you have not had ?
Please don't take this as an insult, it's just that I honestly can't understand why whether or not to give someone a copy of a resum� could be a difficult decision.
 
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people DO this, it's not unusual at all.
The main reason is so that there reference correlates with your CV. It's nothing to do with lying, if your CV emphasises Java programming your ex-boss wont say you were a good c++ programmer in your reference.
my 2c
 
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I would be more inclined to follow John's advice and take the reference out to lunch. If my resume was requested, I would certainly give it.
 
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I've worked in some pretty confidential areas so I would at least send the blurb about my last position to that supervisor for approval so that I am not disclosing any undesired information.
 
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thank you all for your responds. I think I agree with Jim that said sending resume to ex supervisor to get some approved so I don't disclose the unnecessary things. I am applying to a company that develops similar program as my previous company. I don't want to get into a trouble where I said something that a confidential for my previous company.
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Well, I'd actually be somewhat careful in that case. Certainly I don't advocate giving away trade secrets. However, some companies tend to be paranoid. Remember, the company loses nothing by telling you not to work somewhere else, but potentially protects itself (in other words, they have no down side to scaring you not to work for a competitor).
I wouldn't mention the company to which you're applying, unless absolutely necessary.
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I found out that their target market are completely different eventhough they're selling similar services/products.
For example, my previous company develops a catalogue system for retail companies and the company I'm applying to develops a catalogue system for hospitals. Eventhough they are using the same concept & technology,but the data, the market and the way they implemented it are different.
So, I think if I mention this company to my ex supervisor, he doesn't have to worry about it. Don't you think?
 
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