Getting asked for your references generally is a sign that you’re under serious consideration. At that point, you shouldn’t be hastily pulling together a few names to send to the employer.
Begin to put together a list of potential references at the start of your job search. Contact each person to secure permission to use them as a reference and make sure you have the correct spelling of their name, title, place of employment, and contact information.
The references package includes:
- A reference sheet branded to your executive resume created in Word so it at can be easily customized for each position.
- Details on how to select and secure references and prep them to highlight the skills and achievements relevant to the target position.
- Notes on your relationship with each reference as well as names, contact information, and LinkedIn profile URL.
- Brief info on each touching base with able to touch base with your references and send a list off to the employer. It’s not the time to be hastily pulling a few names together.