are your job references in order? by Alison Green on February 13, 2013 I get a ton of questions about job references: Who makes the best reference? Do references have to be managers? What if you don’t want your current manager to be contacted? Can you be sure that employers will only call the people on your list? … So over at U.S. News & World Report today, I answer these and other questions about references. You can read it here. You may also like:why do employers ask for personal references rather than professional ones?employers that ask for references but never call themshould I be worried that my manager doesn’t return calls for references?