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Application Worksheet Part 4

This resource was written by Allen Brizee.
Last edited by Allen Brizee on August 7, 2009 .

Summary:
This page is the fourth resource in the Job Application Worksheet, and it focuses on your personal references you should provide when you apply for a job. If you have access to a printer, print out these pages and fill in the necessary information to keep with you so you can fill out applications. If you cannot print, use a separate sheet of paper and write down the information yourself.

References

You may also include the names and contact information of people for whom you have volunteered or performed odd jobs, such as lawn care or house work. Try to list at least three people as references. You should not use relatives (mother, father, sister, brother, etc.). Also, try to find references from your most previous job, but also from other areas of your life: school, volunteerism, community or religious activities.

Reference 1

Name

Relationship to you (co-worker, boss, supervisor, clergy, etc.)

Name of organization

Street address

City

State/province

ZIP code

What will this person say about you? (While you don’t want to be dishonest, if your relationship with the person is not the best, you may think about using someone else as a reference. Always contact your references to get permission to use them and to let them know potential employers may be contacting them).

Reference 2

Name

Relationship to you (co-worker, boss, supervisor, clergy, etc.)

Name of organization

Street address

City

State/province

ZIP code

What will this person say about you? (While you don’t want to be dishonest, if your relationship with the person is not the best, you may think about using someone else as a reference. Always contact your references to get permission to use them and to let them know potential employers may be contacting them).

Reference 3

Name

Relationship to you (co-worker, boss, supervisor, clergy, etc.)

Name of organization

Street address

City

State/province

ZIP code

What will this person say about you? (While you don’t want to be dishonest, if your relationship with the person is not the best, you may think about using someone else as a reference. Always contact your references to get permission to use them and to let them know potential employers may be contacting them).

Click here to download the PDF file containing sample résumés and employment letters.

References:
Job Search Tools: Resumes, Applications, and Cover Letters by Ronald C. Mendlin and Marc Polonsky with J. Michael Farr. The Putting the Bars Behind You Series. Indianapolis: JIST, 2000.

Some of this information is also adapted from Jobbankuse.com: http://www.jobbankusa.com.

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