Creating a Reference Document

Some positions may require a list of at least three professional references to be attached to the online application. Reference checks provide valuable information on your past work history that assist the manager in making a hiring decision. 

The best job references sheet format is clean and straightforward. Your job references page needs to give prospective employers a quick and easy way to identify and contact the people who can speak to your experience, work ethic, and abilities. We recommend using the following template for each reference:

Name of Reference 
Title at reference's organization
Organization name
Phone number(s)
Email Address
Reference’s Relationship to you 
You may also want to include skills and projects of yours that this reference might discuss.

This document is not the same as letters of recommendation. Should letters of recommendation be required, an email address as to where the letters should be sent will be listed in the “Special Instructions” section of the job details.