In this article from U.S. News and World Report’s On Careers, Lindsay Olson explains The Ins and Outs of Providing References.
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You’ve likely been asked for references in an interview or during the application process. Rather than scrambling to pull a few together, you should have these all prepared well in advance and keep the reference information in one place.
Step 1: Create a Separate Document
You shouldn’t include references in your resume. You don’t want to risk a recruiter or hiring manager reaching out to your references prematurely or without permission. Instead, guard your references’ time and contact information as if it were your own. Fielding too many calls could make them think twice about offering their experiences working with you. To avoid this, keep your references noted on a separate document and send them along only when asked.