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References

A reference page is a list of professional acquaintances that are willing to talk with prospective employers about you and your abilities.

GUIDELINES FOR CREATING A REFERENCE PAGE

  • Always print your references on a separate sheet.
  • Listing three references is standard; listing an additional two is helpful.
  • Start your reference sheet by duplicating the heading from your resume – name, address, phone, and email.
  • Type the word "REFERENCES" centered under your heading.
  • Type the name, title, address, phone number, and email address for each reference, either centered or aligned with the left hand margin. Be sure to ask each person's permission beforehand. Use the person’s work contact information unless he/she indicates otherwise.
  • Use professional references (i.e. faculty, supervisors, academic advisors, etc.) rather then personal references (i.e. a friend's parent, uncle, mom).

SAMPLE REFERENCE PAGE

Current Address
Saint Mary's University
700 Terrace Heights #0
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 457-1478
ehired@smumn.edu

Permanent Address
1234 W. Center Street
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 525-0005



REFERENCES

Dr. Faculty Member
Professor of Business Department
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #19
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 457-1698
businessdept@smumn.edu
 
Ms. Internship Supervisor
Department Store Manager
JC Penney Company
1858 North Service Drive
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 454-6566
intern@jcpenney.com
 
Staff Member
Residence Life Administrative Assistant
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #9
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 457-1409
staff@smumn.edu