Please check out this fantastic article by Upjourney with our president, Matt Warzel, as a contributor – Should I Put References Available Upon Request on My Resume?
I was fortunate enough to be featured in this fantastic article by Upjourney: 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙄 𝙋𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝘼𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙐𝙥𝙤𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙮 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙢𝙚?
💻 In today’s age of digital resumes and LinkedIn profiles, a common question that job seekers might ask is whether or not they should put “References available upon request” on their resumes.
❓Is it still necessary? Is there value in adding this phrase❓
🙅My take: Never mention references available upon request on your resume—it’s assumed
🗣️ If the recruiters and employers want to check your references, they will ask for them. Here are some reasons to not do it:
✅ It wastes space on the resume that could’ve been used for more value offerings, skills, or key accomplishments.
✅ It’s not a relevant term for your resume. It literally brings zero value.
✅ It makes the resume longer than it needs to be, even if it’s just a line.
✅ Like a screenplay, every line matters in your resume.
✅ You just need to create a separate document with your name and contact information at the top and the following information within the document:
👉 Name, title
👉 City, State
👉 Sentence or two about how they know you and what they can say about your work
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