Recommended Posts

    Hi, I've read in places that it is a good idea to attach references to any job applications, is this correct?

     

    If so what is the format of the references needed over there?

     

    Cheers

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Ive never heard of that or done that ?? I do have contact details for references on my CV but not the actual copies of references if thats what you mean?

     

     

    Hi, I've read in places that it is a good idea to attach references to any job applications, is this correct?

     

    If so what is the format of the references needed over there?

     

    Cheers

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest lilgal89

    I have been looking on seek and a couple of jobs I have come across have asked for references to be attached! That's hard as a lot of companies now won't write a general reference it has to be requested, certainly for my current and previous job as I asked!

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Yeah, in the uk it's not heard of is it. I contacted my previous employer and they said they will put the following:

     

    Name

    Job title

    Period of employment

    Reason for leaving

     

    I'm hoping that will suffice, but was wondering if this fits the reference format.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    I think it helps them if your appliying from UK etc as due to time difference its difficult for them if they wish to contact them. If you include copies they can just read them when they wish. I didn't attach any at first, but have started to now. Lets see what happens LOL

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    I would say there is not a one size fits all answer. In my experience it can depend on your circumstances, the industry, job role and who is recruiting. Personally I do not include any reference information on my resume (unless it specifically states that it is required) but that is applicable to me and may not be what others choose to do. Having worked in HR/recruitment teams in Adelaide reference checking tends to be done by email or phone, so it is essential that the contact details are accurate and that your referees check their emails or answer their phones.

     

    I would always advise applicants to 'manage' their reference process with their referees. Keep in contact with them and let them know you are applying for jobs, email them the advert or position description that you have been interviewed for so they can prepare.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now