72% of Professionals No Longer Include ‘References Available Upon Request’

72% of Professionals No Longer Include ‘References Available Upon Request’

Did you know 72% of professionals do not include ‘References Available Upon Request’ at the bottom of their resumes?

Our recent poll found that:

  • 72% of respondents voted “no” to the question “Do you write ‘References Available Upon Request’ at the bottom of your resume?
  • 16% of respondents voted “yes”
  • 8% of respondents voted “sometimes”
  • While 4% of respondents voted to “leave a name and number of reference”

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  • Vicki Brown Reply

    It’s not only a dated practice, it’s a waste of space. This practice is almost as bad as “I’ll contact you next week about an interview.”

    If the employer wants to interview you, they’ll call (or send email).
    If, after that, they want to see references, they’ll ask.

    Use that space on your resume to talk about what value you bring to a job.

    March 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

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