Aug 10, 2018 - 02:09 AM
Fortunately, there are plenty of valuable resources with best practices and tips from experts where you can quickly get answers to your questions. For example, your header should contain your name, address, phone number, email address, and professional website link. Your name should be at the top of the page and should appear in a larger font size (within reason.)
You should not include references on your resume. The space on your page is extremely valuable, so reserve it for important skills and achievements. There are a few exceptions to this rule. One is when employers or the job description ask specifically for your references. Another is when you can include a respected leader or executive. Finally, you might include names to boost the impact of testimonials. Most of the time, you'll create a separate document to hand to the hiring manager when you get in to an interview.
Sep 11, 2018 - 07:14 PM
You need to include references on a resume only when the job advertisement specifically asks for references to be included on a resume. Similarly, it is best to avoid including the outdated and gawky statement, "References available upon request." In the age of the digital job search, it is understood that jobseekers will supply references when requested by the employer, and therefore there is no need to state it.
As a rule, resumes need to be succinct, containing only information relevant to the role. You cannot afford to waste even one word’s worth of space on your resume. The best use of what little space you do have on your resume is demonstrating how your unique background contributes to the success of the organization.
However, it is a good idea to assemble your references simultaneously while writing your resume, so that you are ready well in advance of an employer requesting them. Best practice is to include at least three references, one of whom is a recent supervisor. Always contact potential references to obtain their permission and current contact information. Create a separate document in which to list your references, using the same header, fonts, and format as your resume.