Is it good to include references on resume?
Hiring managers want to hear how you work with other people and if you’re recommended for the job. However, due to the lack of detail they provide, references have limited value in terms of your resume. In general, unless asked, don’t put references on your resume.
What do you say when you are a reference?
Should you say yes?Keep the information factual. Avoid opinions about issues such as personal conflicts. Qualify what you say. For example, “It was our experience…” or “In this situation…”Make your praise specific. Refer to specific tasks or projects. Avoid examples that highlight a candidate’s weaknesses.
Can you ignore a reference request?
When you don’t know the person well enough, it can be tempting to just ignore their request. If you know the person well, but feel you can’t give a positive recommendation, you should explain that you don’t think you’re the right person to do it. Where possible, respond to the request in writing.