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For experienced professionals, all your job references should be people with whom you dealt in a professional setting. They don't necessarily have to be your boss, they could be a coworker who has done extensive work with you and can give some good insight as to who you are and how you operate in a professional environment.
Don't include your mother or your high school track coach. Employers want to know how you act at work, not at home.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|