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Ace the Reference Check

Line up references before you leave any job

Q: I know providing references is an important part of the job-search process, but I’d like some guidance on whom I should include as references. How many do I need, and how far back is acceptable?

A:You’re right—references are important, and before you begin a serious job search, you should carefully consider whom to include on your reference list.

I don’t recommend you put references on your resume, but you may be asked to list them on an application. There is no set number that you need, and some organizations are very specific as to whom they want to contact.

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