/ Asked by Tanya
Should I include references with my resume?
Answered by Jonathan, Hiring Expert at Avery Dennison Corporation, on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Although this certainly is not a requirement, it can only help expedite the process.  You will most likely be asked for references should you progress through the process, so providing them in advance is proactive and shows good initiative.
Answered by Susan, Hiring Expert at Praxair, Inc., on Thursday, January 26, 2012
It depends.  For a recent college graduate, references on school committees, organizations, etc. may be helpful as you don't have any "past employers" the company can contact to ask questions around your degree of responsibility, leadership capability, communication skills and work ethic. On the other hand, if you have been working for 18 years, writing "references available upon request" is appropriate.
Answered by Jessica, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
For recent grads, I typically recommend a one page resume. With that space constraint, I would prefer to read content such as: education, work experience, involvement on-campus, skills, etc., rather than references. If a job does not indicate that references are required, I recommend writing “references available upon request,” so that you’ve covered it.
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