How And When to Include CV References (the Right Way)

How And When to Include CV References (the Right Way)

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What Are CV References (And What Purpose Do They Serve?)

CV references are people whose contact information you give to recruiting professionals so that they can vouch for your character, skills, and work performance. Recruiters like to use your references to double-check what you’ve written on your CV, as many candidates actually lie on their applications. In fact, 85% of employers say they have 

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What Are CV References (And What Purpose Do They Serve?)

caught applicants lying on their CVs. If you provide references in your CV, the recruiters will either call or email them and request information about you, such as: – What is their relationship to you? – Are you a good employee? – Why are you no longer working for them? – What are your defining characteristics such as 

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What Are CV References (And What Purpose Do They Serve?)

abilities, work ethics, interpersonal skills, punctuality, etc? – Will you be a good fit for the job you are applying for?

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How to Choose the Right References

When choosing your references, you should keep in mind that recruiting professionals will almost always check them. So be very careful with who you include in the list. For example, you might be tempted to include a reference that sounds really impressive on paper. This person could hold a very high position in

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How to Choose the Right References

your company or even be a well-known professional in the field. But this won’t do you much good unless they actually know you well enough to have something meaningful to say about you. Traditionally, you should provide at least two references on your CV. The first one should be your current or former employer, and the second 

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How to Choose the Right References

can be someone who knows you well in a professional or academic setting. Also keep in mind that if you are using a former employer as a reference, it should be the most recent one. Otherwise, the recruiter might think that you have something to hide. Some good examples of possible references include:

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How to Choose the Right References

– Current or previous employers – Manager and supervisors – Professors and teacher – Colleague and business partners – Trainer and coaches In addition to their relationship with you, you should also consider how well they will be able to communicate your virtues. Your references should be authoritative, well-spoken, and friendly.

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When Should I Include CV References?

You should include references on your CV when: It is requested by your prospective employer. In some cases, recommendations are listed as a required part of your application, alongside your CV and cover letter. It will help out the recruiter. It can make the recruiter’s job much easier if they have references to help them get a clear picture of what kind of 

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When Should I Include CV References?

employee you are. You received accolades from the reference. If you have received any rewards or promotions in your previous work experience for your outstanding work, this can be a great opportunity to highlight your achievements. You want to impress your employer. If you have a reference who is renowned and well-respected or holds a

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When Should I Include CV References?

high position at your previous job or school, their words can hold more weight to the recruiters. Just make sure that the reference knows you well and can give meaningful information about you when they are contacted. You want to make your CV more credible. When recruiting professionals see that you have provided references on your CV, it can boost your credibility. 

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When Should I Include CV References?

It makes you appear more honest, as it clearly shows you have nothing to hide, and reliable, as your previous employers must have good things to say about you. You have space left on your CV. If your CV has a large amount of space left at the bottom, it’s a good idea to fill it out and give it a more complete look. This can be the case especially if you are a recent 

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When Should I Include CV References?

graduate or are otherwise new to the job market.

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How to Include References in my CV?

If you have decided to include references on your CV after all, here’s how you should do it: The first step to writing CV references is always to ask for permission. It isn’t good etiquette to give away someone’s contact information without first checking if they are ok with it. Besides, you probably won’t be getting the best character 

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How to Include References in my CV?

appraisal if your reference is caught off-guard. After this, you can get to the formatting. Here are the steps you should follow to properly format your references: Give your reference’s full name and job title so the recruiter will know this is an authoritative person. Add the name of their company and work address. Provide the reference’s work 

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How to Include References in my CV?

phone number and email but make sure not to give out any private contact information. Briefly describe your relationship with the reference. Why are they the right person to give reliable information about you?

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