Are references really necessary?
Why Are Job References Important
Job references are important to help employers determine whether you're a good fit for the new role, and can really help improve your ability to find a new job since they will learn more than they can by scanning your resume.
Why are references important on a resume?
References are a good way for others to vouch for your credibility, competency, and professionalism. Hiring managers want to hear how you work with other people and if you're recommended for the job. However, due to the lack of detail they provide, references have limited value in terms of your resume.
Who is a good reference for a resume?
Some prospective employers may request a certain mix of types of references, but generally you want to list former managers (or your current manager if they know about and are supportive of your job search) and former or current colleagues; if you're earlier in your career and don't have many former managers, you could