Post # 1
If a job add says to send a cover letter, resume, and reference to X e-mail, do they mean a written reference from a previous employer or said previous employer’s contact information so they can be contacted?
Post # 3
It could be either. I would just send them the contact information, most employers like to speak with your references. If you have a written reference you could send it along as well, if not just go with the contact info and if they need more they’ll ask =)
Post # 4
@SupermansSweetheart: Thanks. Since it does not explicitly ask for a written reference I am just going to include my reference’s contact info in my resume.
Post # 5
I’ve only ever been asked for contact info. i think a letter is easy to fabricate – they like talking to people directly!