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References are often required during the employment search. On your resume, you may wish to simply state: References: Available upon request. Then, on a separate sheet of paper, list at least three people who know you well and who are willing to be positive references for you. Be sure to obtain permission from each person you plan to use. Tell them what kinds of positions you are seeking and finally, as a courtesy, be certain to provide each of your references with a copy of your resume so they have accurate information to pass along to the employer.

Do not use relatives, personal friends, or students as references. Be sure to select references who are knowledgeable, articulate, and who can speak and write clearly. They will be representing you to the prospective employer.

Note: Accessible format is available on request. Simply contact the Career Development Center at (812) 941-2275.

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