A reference from a friend
2. A reference from a mentor
3. A reference from a teacher
If you feel you have to list three such references, give a friend, a mentor, or a teacher from high school or college- someone who can speak about your professional capabilities.
Do companies actually call references?
Checking references is a common practice among employers.
2. Most Human Resources departments will call your references as part of the pre-employment screening process.
3. If you’re job hunting, you should be prepared for your references to be checked.
4. Reference checks usually happen close to the offer stage of the hiring process.
Who should my CV references be?
Your references should be verifiable, meaning that you can provide contact information that allows the employer to consult with them directly if necessary.
2. Here are several individuals who would make good references for your CV:
3. Previous and current employers
4. Managers and team leaders
Can you fake a reference?
The majority of employers check references, and if you use a fake reference, your application will be rejected. It’s not worth taking the gamble, especially if your application has a chance of success based on your actual skills and experiences.
How many references is enough?
How many references do you need?
2. Typically, you should have at least three references.
3. If you’re early in your career and have only had one or two jobs, employers will generally understand if you only have one or two references from managers.
I Leon Thompson am a Human Resources Expert. I have worked in the field for over 15 years, and during that time I have gained invaluable experience and knowledge.
I am also a CV expert and Resume Expert, so I know what employers are looking for when they review applications. This gives me an advantage when helping clients to create resumes and CVs that will stand out from the crowd.