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Standard Job Reference Sample Sheet

Professional References Sample Sheet


Anyone can say they can build a bridge, manage employees, or balance budgets, but it is harder to provide credible support for your claims. For this purpose, references often make the difference between the dream job and not getting the job.


Here are some key steps in using your references effectively:

You don't need to include "References available on request" on your resume.  Some people only share their reference sheet if it is specifically requested. However, it's acceptable not to follow this guideline.

Michigan State


Standard Job Reference Sample Sheet


Thomas Perfect
133 Grand River
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 555 - 5555




James F. Brown
Brown & Brown Productions
13 Angel Green
Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 555 - 5555


Jane Miller
Miller Productions
355 Circle Drive Lansing, MI 48842
(517) 555 - 5555
Fax: (517) 555 - 5555


Paul Phillips
221 Grand River
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 555 - 5555


Professional References Sample Sheet


References for Anita Job
Boston College, Box 9999, Chestnut Hill, MA   02167   617.655.0000
123 South Compo Road, Westport, CT  06880  203.227.5555


Mr. Alexander J. Holmes, CPA
Vice Presdent of Mutual Fund Accounting
The Keystone Group
Boston, MA 02199
As Fund Tax Manager, Alex hired me and helped train me as a staff audit representative. He also became an accounting mentor and role model.


Ms. Kathy Hawthorne
Vice President of Corporate Accounting
Fidelity Investments
82 Devonshire Street
Boston, MA 02109
I met Kathy while attending Dartmouth College. She has been a long time accountant & finance mentor and friend. While working at Keystone, I was a member of the Boston Society of Corporate Controllers, of which Kathy served as the Vice President.


Mr. Francis J. Melville
Sales & Operations Manager
The Keystone Group
Boston, MA 02199
When I was chosen to participate in the new Cross Training Mutual Fund Division, Frank was my boss and assisted in developing my sales and customer skills.


Professor Peter W. Frink
Finance Department
Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management
Boston College, Fulton Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA  02167-3808
I was a student in two of Professor Rockwell's classes. I developed an independent course with Professor Rockwell which examined the financial and tax considerations of international mutual fund management.