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References

 

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

 

REFERENCES

 

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

 

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

 

Paul Phillips
Manager
Sparty’s
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
617-235-1976
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
617-727-6237
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
617-235-1991
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
617-552-8698
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.