References are generally checked after a successful interview and before offering you a position. You will want to have a list of 3-5 people you have developed relationships with who can speak POSITIVELY about you’re your character, skills, and abilities. References may be work related, professional, academic or personal.
Six tips to remember when creating a reference list
- Choose wisely
- Ask permission
- Verify current contact information
- Provide reference with copy of your résumé
- Inform them when you are actively job seeking
- Always, always, always Thank them
Click “Add new Reference” in the Reference section of the resume builder to add contact information for people who know you well.