Where should I put references on my resume?
Key Takeaway. Job references should never be included on a resume. Rarely, however, references may be included with a resume, but always put them on a separate references page.
Do I need to include references on my resume?
As a rule of thumb, you don’t need to include references in your resume. However, if the employer explicitly says within the job listing that they’ll want to speak with your references, it would be appropriate to include them on your resume.
What kind of references do you put on a resume?
Generally, the best people to include as references are:Current or former manager or direct supervisor.Current or former co-worker.Current or former employees/direct reports.Academic advisor.Professional mentor.
What if you have no references?
Call the company where your reference used to work and ask if they have new contact details. Some companies won’t give out home phone numbers. But you could ask them to call and ask your reference to get in touch with you. You could also try to find your reference on social media networks.
Do employers give bad references?
References just have to be accurate and truthful. So if you were disciplined at your last job, then they could include that on your reference. However, many employers are scared to give bad references because anything considered to be not 100% accurate could be grounds for legal action.
What can past employers legally say about you?
There are no federal laws restricting what information an employer can – or cannot – disclose about former employees. Legally, a former employer can say anything that is factual and accurate. Concern about lawsuits is why many employers will only confirm dates of employment, your position, and salary.
What information can you give in a reference?
You should only provide information concerning job-related details in a reference. You shouldn’t discuss personal details about an employee, which can include references to her race, religion, age or disability status.