References

Create a reference page of three real references—list all the information shown in the example. Use the same header that you used on the cover letter and resume to create a visual continuity.

Anyone you list as a reference must give a very favorable report on your work and character to a potential employer when he or she calls.

It’s best if you list someone you worked for.

It’s second best if you list someone you worked with. It’s third best to list a teacher you had.

It’s fourth best to list an outstanding community member (mayor, pastor, etc.) It’s fifth best to list a friend.

Don’t list relatives.

Call and ask them if they are willing to be a reference for you. Get the correct spelling of their name, title, address, phone and email, as they would like it to appear on your reference sheet. Almost without exception, you will list the reference’s work address and phone. Get a copy of your resume to your references—it’s easier for them to rave about you in a way that will help you if they have the resume.

It is bad form to include your reference sheet with your resume unless the references were specifically asked for. Wait until the employer asks for references.

Most potential employers will call your references.

Use the same name and address header that you used on your resume and cover letter to create visual consistency.

Everything contained in this assignment must be real and true, with one exception—you may pretend that you are done with your current degree program. Everything on the resume and cover letter must be true, and the references must be real.

Using the example as a template, create a references page and submit it on Blackboard.

Grading criteria:
Layout
Sentence flow
Overall Persuasiveness