Is it OK to say references available upon request?
It’s irrelevant – Many people may include “references available upon request” to highlight that they have references at the ready. However, every hiring manager will expect a candidate to have references.
Will you be furnished upon request?
It means exactly what it states. If I supply a resume with references left out an state, “references available upon request”, it means that I will supply them if you ask. In real estate we find this quite often, disclosures available upon request, or financials available upon request.
What kind of references do employers want?
The 8 Best People to Choose as Job ReferencesRecent bosses. Current or previous employers speak best about your work ethic. Co-workers. Professors. Friends… but only if they’re a professional reference. Group members. Any place you’ve volunteered. The person you babysat for or whose lawn you mowed every summer. High school teacher or coach you still talk to regularly.
Can you use a friend as a personal reference?
Business acquaintances, teachers, professors or academic advisors, volunteer leaders, religious workers, friends, coaches, and neighbors are all potential personal references. If possible, don’t choose someone who you’ve only had limited or casual interactions with.
Who should you put for personal references?
Personal references are commonly provided by teachers, lecturers, group or club leaders, neighbours, friends and family members. Those providing the reference should know you well and be able to give examples that back up statements about your character.