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Old 02-14-2016, 03:52 PM
 
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I'm wondering how much information you should put on a sheet listing your employment references. I have my references' names, current titles and employers, and contact information. Thing is, one of my references, a former coworker-turned supervisor-turned coworker again no long works for the company we both worked at together. Would it be helpful to list my relationship to each reference on the sheet to remove the mystery, or is it standard practice for the HR dept to ask them that when they call my references anyway?
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:55 PM
 
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I'm wondering how much information you should put on a sheet listing your employment references. I have my references' names, current titles and employers, and contact information. Thing is, one of my references, a former coworker-turned supervisor-turned coworker again no long works for the company we both worked at together. Would it be helpful to list my relationship to each reference on the sheet to remove the mystery, or is it standard practice for the HR dept to ask them that when they call my references anyway?
You can but it's not worth much worrying over. I also just list the names, current titles and employers, and contact information. Some employers, but not all, just wanna look at the titles of the names you've used as references and won't even bother calling. For instance, using current and past managers as references look better than using co-workers.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:10 PM
 
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In my last job they never asked for references. They found my past supervisors on their own.

So far so good.
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