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How do you make a reference sheet?

A job I am applying to is asking me to upload additional documents (references and a cover letter) How do I make a reference sheet? Thanks!

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Asked by MylifeMylove23 at 2:47 PM on Jul. 30, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • A request for references would be a listing of business and personal associates that can vouch for your character. I would include at least 4 employment references and 3 personal references (people not related to you).

    Answer by WoodWitch at 2:57 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • How would you do the format of the reference sheet? Would you use the all your info at the top like a resume and then just list references and how you know them and how many years too?

    Comment by MylifeMylove23 (original poster) at 3:00 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • I have 5 references on mine. 2 personal references and the other 3 are professional refereences. At the bottom I add more available upon request, unless you know specifically how many they want. I never go over 1 sheet. Always make sure your refs know they are on there. I write it out like this...
    Jane Do, Behavior Specialist Consultant ~ Name, titles
    Sunny Dreams ~ place of employment
    Address of employment or home address (town and state actually is all I use)
    phone number

    And of course, put Personal and Professional References above those specific ones.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 3:04 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • Your reference list should include:

    The person's first and last name, their title, the company they work for, and the phone number and extension, and the best time to call them.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:04 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • You need your name and address and phone number at the top of the reference sheet to match the rest of your resume. I never put the years I have known them on there. It's always on the application I have had to fill out.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 3:05 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • Yes, this is the first one that has asked me for a seperate sheet for references, others simply were put on the application. Thanks!

    Comment by MylifeMylove23 (original poster) at 3:09 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • You might also want to list the number of years you've known the person and whether they are a friend, co worker or supervisor...

    As for a cover letter, I am horrible at writing them, if you look on or they often have tips for writing these letters you can also do a google search for cover letter examples.

    Answer by littlestar85257 at 3:16 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • Thanks I already have a cover letter just needed the reference sheet

    Comment by MylifeMylove23 (original poster) at 3:18 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • First of all, be protective of your references! Make sure to speak with them at least once a month. It is ok to let a potential employer know that you will be happy to provide references when an employment offer is imminent; think about it, if you apply for ten jobs a week, how will your references feel about getting ten phone calls (or emails) every week.

    Anyway, the structure should be like this:

    FirstName LastName



    Working relationship, ie: coworker, manager, subordinate, customer, etc.

    Phone Number


    I do career and job search coaching; let me know if you have any questions at all


    Answer by rkoloms at 8:55 AM on Jul. 31, 2010

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