• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 8: Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 8th auction is for a Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • 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!

Reference page

Berticus

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2008
Messages
283
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
489
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
6,569
Reaction score
14
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
2,287
Reaction score
14
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
4,226
Reaction score
3
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
7,545
Reaction score
3,394
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

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
10,527
Reaction score
5
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
1,629
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
12,049
Reaction score
865
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.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 30 3.7%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 141 17.3%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 265 32.5%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 129 15.8%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 70 8.6%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 48 5.9%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 25 3.1%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 9 1.1%
  • 100+

    Votes: 52 6.4%

Related Threads

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
429,041
Messages
9,227,531
Members
193,697
Latest member
LSF
Top