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Keep in contact with your former supervisors and employers so you'll be ready if a hiring authority asks you for a reference. By maintaining the relationship with your former supervisor, she will more easily be able to vouch for your abilities because she will remember you better.
Previous employer references give your candidacy credibility and assure the employer that he is making the right decision in hiring you.