(Closed) Help with Resume questions!!! Purddy please(:

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You can list employment, but you don’t have to list contact info for a reference. I never put contact info for my current place of employment because often times they don’t know I’m looking. I also list a place of employ,ent but never use them as a reference because my boss was bat shit crazy

Post # 4
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

List references that aren’t from that job. Or if he has a coworker from the old job that he is in touch and friendly with use them. Also if it’s a large enough company most HR departments will only confirm hire/term dates because of the risk of lawsuits. He should think of an answer to the “why did you leave” question though.

Post # 5
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@figgnewton:  I never list references right on a résumé. Right at the bottom, I include a note that says “Professional references available upon request.”

unless that specific workplace is given as a reference, they shouldn’t contact them you their own with his permission. 

Post # 6
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I agree with PPs- you don’t have to provide references up front, and when asked for them, you can provide references from whichever jobs you want. I don’t think it necessarily has to be your most recent one.

Post # 7
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Agree with the other Bees.

On the Resume at the bottom he should write…

References available upon request

And then if he goes to an Interview he should have that info typed out neatly on another piece of paper (as well as an additional copy or two of his Resume)

Being ready & organized is important for the Interview… as a lot of people usually say “I’ll get back to you on that”

And ya no obligation to give a reference at his current or last job… he can pick & choose

If there is one important thing tho, he should check out his References before hand… so they know about the job he’s applying for (and maybe what points are relevant)…

“Bob seeing as you say I can use you for a reference, just wanted you to know I’m applying for the Head of Accounts with XYZ Co.  If they should call, you might want to focus on my history for bringing in NEW Customers”

At the top of the Reference Sheet (and if there is a Page 2 of his Resume) there should be basic contact info for himself (incase any pages get seperated)

John Doe

123 Anywhere Road

Town, State, ZIP

Phone / Contact

Hope this helps,


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