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How To List References For A Job

When applying for jobs, the common demand among employers is to provide a list of professional references.  After your interview, your reviewer can be a key component of whether you are receiving a job offer from a company.

While some employers may ask you to send CV references as part of the application process, others may ask after a phone examination or face-to-face interview or before the final step in the recruitment process.  Regardless of when an employer requests references, it is helpful to prepare a list of many trusted contacts who can communicate your best professional qualities.

How To List References For A Job

In most cases, the auditor is requested only after the final personal interview or towards the end of the recruitment process.  HR departments do not have time to contact each candidate’s reference list.  It is best for them to wait until the pool of candidates is narrowed down to 2-3 final applicants.  So, if you have reached this point in the recruitment process and the manager has asked you to provide a list of references, what is the best way to present it?

Although some people suggest that you provide your bibliography titles, we recommend that you leave them pending for two reasons.  First, hiring managers will not contact your reference via regular mail.  Second, your reviewer probably does not want to share all of their personal information.  Do not forget to explain your relationship with each reference and how long you have known.

How do you ask for a reference?

  Submit your reference request in person.  Email is a perfectly acceptable form of professional communication in most cases, but when it comes to asking someone to be a reference, do this personally – or at least over the phone – to improve your chances of getting a subscription.

  List the people you would probably ask them to be a reference now while you’re still in your current job, invite them to lunch or call them to call back.  Ask these colleagues for professional advice and engage them in brainstorming on business issues – they will make them feel personally invested in your success.

 Calling or meeting personally has another benefit.  It is a great opportunity to review your previous responsibilities and remind that person of the successes you achieved when you worked together.  A quick chat can also help you gauge whether or not the reference will light up.

Who can I use as a reference for my first job?

1.    Your favorite teacher

  Depending on how large the graduation class is, you may have a few professors you can think of asking, or you may only have one.   Of all the references for someone who doesn’t have much experience, this is definitely the most obvious one, so don’t miss it.  The teachers used to be references.  It’s similar but easier and less time consuming than writing a custom letter of recommendation.

2.    Supervisor

  The person overseeing you, but not necessarily your boss, can be another excellent reference that you should include.  This can be supervised by a volunteer project, internship or some other extracurricular activity.  Any of these people spent enough time working with you to understand your personality, and perhaps your passion.  This combination makes for great reference.

  Choose at least three of these people to include in your list of professional references.  Always make sure to bring a few copies of your list to the interviews, should you be required to submit them.  Notify the people on your list right away when the hiring manager requests your references, so they know expect a call or email.

How can I list my reference for a job?

  • Include full contact information for the reference.  Include the full name, address, and company as well as street address, phone, and email.  If a person prefers to use post-symbolic characters (Ph.D, MD, CPA, etc.) or title (Mr and Mrs and Mrs.) it is appropriate to include it with his name.
  • Check carefully to make sure the information is up to date, and that the names are spelled correctly.  (LinkedIn can be a useful source for confirming job titles, spelling, and other details).  Check your list carefully as you read your CV and cover letter.  You will not want to include an email address with a typo or a phone number missing a number.
  • Give the document a title such as “References” or “References for Jin-do” at the top of the page so that the information on the page is clear.  Be consistent with your layout and be sure to include the same information for each reference (for example, do not include a street address for some references, but not for others).
  • Include your contact information.  Don’t forget to include your name and contact information, just in case the list is separate from other application documents;  It is a good strategy to use the same address with your contact information on the reference page you used for the first page of your CV.

  Your references can lead to or break your chances of getting a job, so make sure to select the best people to speak for you. How to list references for a job is very simple just go through the point we listed above.