Matching Resume, Cover Letter, Job Reference Page Samples

Here are several sets of matching resume, cover letter, and job reference page samples. Feel free to browse through them to see how others have created documents for the various stages of their job hunts. << Examples of Matching Resumes and Cover Letters Administrative Assistant: Resume, Cover Letter, Job Reference Page Here is Sara's job...more »

Job Reference Page Sample for a Marketing Executive

A job reference page can be way more than just a list of people who like you. If created well, it can be a marketing piece that highlights your strengths and prompts a potential employer to ask about those strengths when he talks to the people on your reference list. Take a look at the...more »

Example of How to List Job References on an Academic CV

You have a recent Ph.D. or other doctoral degree and you're heading out into the academic world of work. When you write your CV (academic resume), be sure to include a section for your job references. That section should be placed at the very end of your CV and should follow the format used in...more »

Sample Job Reference Page for an Office Manager

In this sample job reference page for an Office Manager, Laura writes brief statements to spark conversations about her strengths when a potential employer calls the folks she's listed. She even makes the point that her current boss knows about her job search and is happy to discuss Laura's good work. Part of a Job...more »

Template for Job References on an Academic CV

An academic CV is the only type of resume that is expected to have job references on the CV itself. If you're applying to an academic institution for a teaching or research job, your reference list should be placed at the very end of your CV (not in a separate document) and should look something like...more »

Template: Job Reference Sheet with Achievement Statements

Wish you could influence what questions a potential employer asks your job reference contacts? Then use this template to create your job reference sheet. It has achievement statements that will prompt good conversation about you when the two employers talk. And, because it has achievement statements, it works like a mini-resume. Here are a few...more »

Sample Job Reference Sheet That's a Mini-Resume for Sales VP

This sample job reference sheet for a VP of Sales looks really different from most reference sheets. It contains bullet-point achievement statements to prompt good questions when a potential employer calls the contacts on the list. With its employer names, dates, and achievement statements, it looks and feels like a mini-resume. To get a feel...more »

Sample Job Reference Sheet for an Administrative Assistant

Sara needed a job reference sheet (also called a job reference page) to take with her to a job interview for an administrative assistant position. She used one of my reference sheet templates to be sure she got it right. To get a sense of Sara's whole job search packet, please see her matching cover...more »

Will a Bad Job on My Resume Lead to a Bad Job Reference?

In today's workplace, both employers and employees get stressed and it sometimes shows in their professional — and unprofessional — behaviors. Sadly, it's often the job seeker who suffers the most, ending up with a bad job reference when employer and employee part company. What can you do to avoid a bad job reference from a...more »

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