Reference Sheet Layout
Your reference sheet is a very important part of your completed resumé package. Much like the resumé and cover letter, it must be well composed and contain accurate, reliable and current information. In this exercise, we will review the important points and supporting reasons for having a well-written reference sheet.
Include your name, address, and phone number(s)
(including area code) and don't forget your e-mail address.
After all, you need to show that you are Internet-savvy.
101 Francis Place
San Francisco, CA
94101 (415) 666-2222
Often times we receive reference sheets from persons who have failed to put
their personal information atop the document. If a busy Human Resources
person finds your reference sheet has been separated from your other
materials and the owner isn't clearly identified, chances are good it will
List at least three, but no more than five, professional contacts who are
familiar your work ethic and abilities. Keep in mind that the employer is only
interested in identifying contacts to whom you were a subordinate. It is
vitally important that these contacts are willing to communicate in a positive
manner on your behalf.
John Smith - Current Immediate Supervisor
Director of Customer Service
(feel free to contact)
Sally Forth - Immediate Supervisor for Two Years
Customer Service Supervisor
John Varnos - Former Manager at Park Perk
Le Bec Fin
(p) (415) 555-2384
(f) (415) 555-2383
Contacts with whom you have a non-professional relationship.
Gladys Kravitz - Landlord for 7 years
Nancy Drew, MD- Doctor for 20 years
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It is important that your contacts are up-to-date and can be
reached. At that bottom of your reference sheet, you should include a
Last Updated on [mm/dd/yyyy].
Click here to see an example of a completed reference sheet.