Great Resumes Fast » Resume Writing Tips » Should I Add References to My Resume?

Like objective statements, adding references to resumes has become unnecessary.  Even including “references available upon request” is unneccessary because employers will request them if they want them. That being said, always bring a reference sheet with you to the interview to provide to the hiring managers. It shows that you’re proactive and saves you the extra time of having to fill out the form. Additionally, if possible include quotes, testimonials, or positive feedback you’ve received from previous employers on your reference sheet. I also recommend including a link to your LinkedIn profile on your resume especially if you have great recommendations on your profile that would bode well with employers!

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