Preparing References

Examples:

James Drake, Manager
Advanced Auto
444 Looking Boulevard
Hot Wire, GA 32990

Johnny E. James, Pastor
Morningside Baptist Church
3454 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31907

John Ottinger
School Director of Personal and Technical Services
Columbus Technical College
928 Manchester Expressway
Columbus, GA 31904

Some guidelines about listing references:

  • Have three to four references available.
  • Get permission to list people as references before doing so.
  • It is best to use references who can describe your current and/or former work habits.
  • Include the job title, company, address, and phone number of all references.
  • Print the list on the same paper used for your resume and cover letter.
  • Once you have a list of references, arrange them neatly on a separate page. Be consistent in formatting.