OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Tuesday, March 17


What do you guys think of contacting an employer from 5 years ago for a reference? I think my manager remembers me but we have talked at all in the past 5 years so I don't know if it would be weird to ask. It was my first co-op employer.


  1. I recently had to contact my old employer from high school for a reference. I'm in third year, and as a part of the extensive background check I'm undergoing, my employer needs all past employers. They remembered me.

  2. I recently contacted my old employer from 4 years ago for a reference and she was happy to provide one. If you were a good employee it doesn't hurt to try.