How To Create A Job Reference Page
What Employers Want in References
So what’s the big deal about a job reference page? And why does EVERY job you apply to ask for them? Employers aren’t asking to be annoying, promise!
The reason job references are so important is employers want to know about your work habits from past employers. Learning this information from people you’ve worked for in the past helps demonstrate that you’re qualified to do the job and will be a good team member.
Making A Job Reference Page
Employers are looking for the following information on a job reference page:
- your references full name
- their current job title
- the company name
- street address
- city, state, zip code
- telephone number
- email address
Want some visual inspiration? Check out these printable reference templates.
It’s also good to include a brief sentence about your relationship to your reference.
Be sure to let your references know that you are searching for a job! This will allow them time to reflect on your past work and prepare to address reference questions.
Most employers, ABR Employment Services included, need a minimum of two job references in order to consider you for employment. Help employers help you speed the hiring process along by having your references ready to go and up to date!
This blog was written by Joan Pajari, Senior Marketing Specialist at ABR Employment Services and Kinsa Group.