How To Write Resume References

How do I write my references?

  • Your name at the top of the page.
  • List your references, including their name, job title, company, and contact information, with a space in between each reference.
  • Include at least three professional references who can attest to your ability to perform the job you are applying for.
  • Do you put references on a résumé?

    Unless specifically requested, references do not belong on a resume. It is almost never a good idea to include them, and recruiters rarely request them early on. References on your resume are almost never useful because they will not be used. You can provide a list of references after your interview if it is requested.

    How do you align references?

    Order your reference list alphabetically by author. Apply a hanging indent to each reference list entry. This means that the first line of each entry is left aligned, while the second and subsequent lines are indented (the Publication Manual recommends 0.5" or 1.27cm—the default in Microsoft Word).

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    Should references be justified?

    The headings for your title page, author note, abstract, method, results, discussion, conclusion and references should be centered on the page. However, tables, figures, legends and captions should be left-justified.

    Who should your two references be?

    Who should you choose? The best references are given by people who know you well and who had a good working relationship with you. You don't need to choose both referees from your most recent employer – it could be anyone who has had direct experience of working with you.

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