References and Contacts

Professional, Personal, Volunteer and Educational References

As you progress in your job search, you may be asked for references. In most cases, prospective employers will be seeking references from recent employers, however, if you're fairly new to the job market, they may also ask for references from personal acquaintances or volunteer organizations. Some employers may also ask for contact information they can use for purposes of verifying your education, professional certifications, and the like. Use this form to help gather the information in advance. It can help you stay organized and make reference requests far easier.

Reference Worksheet

Reference Name and Contact Information Reference Background and Comments

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Notes on References

  • As needed, ask your references for permission to use them as a reference

  • If known, let your references know when they may be contacted

  • Be sure to verify reference contact information

  • See the eBook chapter on References for additional information