• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.
  • We would like to welcome House of Huntington as an official Affiliate Vendor. Shop past season Drake's, Nigel Cabourn, Private White V.C. and other menswear luxury brands at exceptional prices below retail. Please visit the Houise of Huntington thread and welcome them to the forum.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

Reference page

Berticus

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2008
Messages
276
Reaction score
1
So I used to think that you submitted the reference page along with the resume, and I would even staple them together. However while touching up on my resume and references, I did a bit of reading on the reference page. Some sources state that it shouldn't be submitted with the resume at all, only brought into the interview. Some places even say keep professional and personal references on separate pages and only submit the ones that are requested. Some places suggest no references at all. So I'm quite confused on how this should be handled... It doesn't seem like this topic is very focused at all.
 

RedScarf7

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2008
Messages
482
Reaction score
0
I've found that puting, "References available upon request" at the bottom of your resume is the best way to proceed. Bring the reference page to the interview.
 

unjung

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2008
Messages
6,346
Reaction score
13
Upon request, yes, but this is assumed. I counsel the folks I deal with to leave off mention of references.
 

Spatlese

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 18, 2008
Messages
2,251
Reaction score
13
I'd go a bit further and suggest leaving out any references to references on the resume. It's kind of understood if a potential employer wants to proceed with your application, she will ask for them eventually. You can just bring them to the interview (and needless to say, make sure they are current and that your references are given a heads up that they might be contacted).
 

rdawson808

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2005
Messages
4,122
Reaction score
4
Weird. In academia you just provide them automatically. Of course, it's usually requested in the job announcement. And I provided them with my fed. application for my current job. Didn't hinder me to any degree that I am aware of.

b
 

suited

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 18, 2008
Messages
7,642
Reaction score
3,562
Originally Posted by RedScarf7
I've found that puting, "References available upon request" at the bottom of your resume is the best way to proceed. Bring the reference page to the interview.

+1
 

DNW

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
9,976
Reaction score
6
Do not put "references upon request" on the bottom of your resume, this is expected. Do print a list of at least 3 references (preferrably business) to your interview. If asked, then provide. I have never included references along with my resume submissions, unless requested to do so by the ad.

Re: interview. A better practice should be to ask the person who scheduled your interview about what information they might need to make the process go more smoothly, then bring it. (I actually have an interview today, and this is what I did.)
 

jgold47

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2008
Messages
1,617
Reaction score
13
Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Do not put "references upon request" on the bottom of your resume, this is expected. Do print a list of at least 3 references (preferrably business) to your interview. If asked, then provide. I have never included references along with my resume submissions, unless requested to do so by the ad.

Re: interview. A better practice should be to ask the person who scheduled your interview about what information they might need to make the process go more smoothly, then bring it. (I actually have an interview today, and this is what I did.)


+1

and good luck.
 

Joffrey

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jun 18, 2006
Messages
12,301
Reaction score
1,552
Provide references on a separate sheet and present it if requested at an interview. Or if you don't have one be ready to put one together shortly after the interview to email the appropriate folks.

I never bothered to put references available upon request on a resume. It's kind of expected that with any work experience or even none you would have some folks willing to vouch for you.
 

Featured Sponsor

What's your favorite style of coat for winter? Choose up to 3

  • Peacoat

  • Great coat

  • Trench

  • Mac

  • Chesterfield

  • Duffle coat

  • Topcoat

  • Shearling

  • Balmacaan

  • Parka

  • Loden

  • Car coat


Results are only viewable after voting.

Forum statistics

Threads
502,902
Messages
10,561,594
Members
223,293
Latest member
vpemaillist
Top