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					                     Writing a Reference Page
You should have 3 - 5 references, depending on how many is requested of you by an employer. It’s a
good rule
of thumb to have at least 5 ready and then send however many is requested of you. Your references
should be
past employers, supervisors, or professors. Prospective employers are not interested in personal
references.
Make sure you ask each reference for permission to include them on your list. Tell each reference what
kind of
jobs you will be applying for and what skills you want them to emphasize if they get a call from a
prospective
employer.
Be sure to use the same header on your reference page that you used for your resume and cover letter.
Your
reference page can be sent with your cover letter and resume if listed in application procedure,
otherwise sent to
or given directly to an employer at their request. Usually, prospective employers will not check your
references
until you get to the interview stage. However, it may benefit you to send your list of references in the
initial
stage of your job search even if these have not been requested. This may create a favorable impression
if your
references are particularly impressive, or the employer knows someone you have listed. Be sure to
bring your
reference page to the interview. In addition, it is important to keep in contact with your references.
They often
appreciate being kept informed of your progress and may be able to provide leads on employment
opportunities.


NAME
Address
City, State, Zip
Phone
Email
REFERENCES
Name of Reference
Job Title of Reference
Name of Company
Address
Telephone Number
Email
Name of Reference
Job Title of Reference
Name of Company
Address
Telephone Number
Email
Name of Reference
Job Title of Reference
Name of Company
Address
Telephone Number
Email
Step One
�� Make sure that your heading is identical
to your resume and cover letter.
Step Two
�� Under your heading, after a couple of
spaces, label your document as
“References”
Step Three
�� List your references, with spaces
separating each separate person,
indicating name of person, their title, and
contact information. You may also
include one or two sentences that
explains their relationship to you.

				
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