Reference Contacts

3 Reasons Why I Wouldn't Include Reference Contacts on My Resume

I think it is good to have the name and title of your references, however I highly recommend to leave off phone numbers and emails. You can give these upon request by the prospective employer or your recruiter. This is for a couple of reasons:

  1. You are able to find out right away when they are planning to call them if they have to ask you for the contact information. This allows you to reconnect with your references and make sure they are accessible and will still be available/willing to give a stellar reference.
  2. It helps control how many, and who are calling your references. For example, you don't want people continuing to call your references after you have already found a job.
  3. Recruiters sometimes use it as a recruiting tool to recruit your references, so don’t make it too easy. Especially if your resume is sitting on a job board.

I hope these short tips are helpful to you or someone you know.

Rollis Fontenot IIIRollis Fontenot IIIPresident and Business Development Executive for Ascend HR Corp. Rollis recruited healthcare clinicians, professionals, managers and executives since 2004. Some examples titles include: CEO, Director, Nurse Manager, RN, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant and more. Rollis has also recruited many other functions within healthcare as well as escrow officers and assistants within the title insurance industry.

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