Employers may ask for references when you are called for an interview. Bring a document listing your references with you.

Ensure your references are comfortable and prepared to provide you a strong recommendation before submitting their information to a potential employer.

  • 2-3 references; work related or academic
  • Choose someone who will provide you with a shining reference; a mediocre reference can cost you the job
  • Include: Name, Job Title, Company name and address, telephone number and email

Questions an employer may ask your references:

  • How do you know the candidate and how long have you known them?
  • How do they take constructive criticism?
  • Describe their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Is the candidate a good match for the job?
  • If you were in a position to hire the candidate again, would you?
  • How do they work under pressure? ? Is there any additional information you would like to share?