Career & Leadership Development

Create a Reference List

Before creating a reference list, remember that the most important thing is first to ASK those you would like to list if they would be willing to provide a strong recommendation for you. Every single time you are asked to submit your list of references, make sure to inform those on your list and to provide them with a recent copy of your resume, a position description for the job and possibly the qualities or experiences you hope they will highlight when speaking about you. A list of references is only submitted when requested; it is usually not sent to a prospective employer initially.

Sample list of references