It is standard practice for employers to ask for a list of individuals they can contact to learn more about you and your work or academic experience. An employer may ask for references at any point in the application process. If a job posting doesn’t request references as part of the application process, don’t include this information at this stage of your application. When the job posting does request references as part of the job application process, send a separate page with the list of references. It’s good practice to have this document prepared in advance.


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