She got an actual job offer, but she has no recent references — and her old ones are no longer in the business! I'm sharing this since I know she is not alone out there facing this oh-so frustrating potential problem. Here is some of what she wrote…. I received a job offer a few weeks ago. The employer is having issues because I do not have any recent references.
How to Include References On a Resume
What If I Don’t Have ANY Current Job References or Any References at All?
Last Updated: May 6, References. This article has been viewed 3,, times. Many potential employers ask for a list of references in a job application or at the end of a job interview. Support wikiHow by unlocking this staff-researched answer. Before you put references on your resume, email or call them and ask for permission.
5 ways references can lose you a job
Job seekers often ask, "when will an employer start checking my references? If an employer is checking references, it is a good indication that they are getting serious and very close to making you an offer on the job you've applied and interviewed for. Do not assume, however, that you have the job in the bag just because an employer is checking references.
Typically, if you're asked for references, it's a good sign for your job search. That's because, in many cases, employers only request references from applicants once they are considered serious contenders for the role at hand. Occasionally, however, companies will request that applicants provide a list of references when they initially apply for a job.