Job Reference Sheet

There are two types of job references: professional and personal.   Having three or four professional references and one or two personal references on your job reference sheet is highly recommended.

A professional reference might be a former supervisor, team leader, Human Resources manager, or even a co-worker. Personal references might include your minister (priest or rabbi), non-profit leader, school instructor or counselor, or any respected person from your personal life (other than one of your family members).

Here are a few tips for asking someone to be on your reference list.
  • Ask each person you’d like on your job reference sheet if they would be willing to put in a good word for you.  If you have any question that they might not say something good about you, don’t ask them to be a reference!
  • Check that the contact info. you have for each person is correct and okay to give your prospective employers.
  • Make sure you send each of your references a copy of your current resume, explain what job you’re applying for, and, if you can, include a copy of the job post.
Once you know who will be on your list, send to me and I’ll put together your job reference sheet!