Composing a Resume: References

Include on your resume a statement: "Available upon request" or "Furnished upon request."

Only include a reference page if requested by an employer (usually 3 professional references are sufficient). Use a supervisor, manager, boss,instructor/professor, or advisor/counselor as professional references.

As a rule, always check with the person before using them as a reference and ask them how and where they would prefer to be contacted.

On a separate page, include your heading information at top of page. Space down and type References. List the references in the order you would like them to be contacted. Include the name, title, employer, address and telephone number for three professional references (center this information).

Susan Sample
1234 Resume Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14620


Ms. Lisa Reference
President, AEIOU Company
1234 Referential Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14623