Saint Louis University

Reference Letters

References are an important component of the job search process and should be submitted only upon request.

Do

  • Create a separate references sheet, matching your resume and printed on the same type of paper
  • Ask each individual before listing him/her as a reference
  • Choose 3-6 references familiar with your experience, skills, accomplishments, and able to attest to your character
  • Include name, title, address, number and email

Don't

  • List your supervisors or references within the body of your resume
  • List "References available upon request" at the bottom of your resume
  • Include personal references (Family members, friends, clergy)
  • Forget to bring copies with you to interviews

Firstname Lastname
3840 Lindell Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-921-1741
baxtera@slu.edu

REFERENCES

Mark Spencer, PhD (or Dr. Mark Spencer)
Associate Professor of Political Science
Saint Louis University
McGannon Hall, Room 113
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 977-5555
spencer@slu.edu

Ms. Lisa Smith
Director of Student Life
Saint Louis University
Busch Memorial Center, Room 300
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 977-4444
smithl3@slu.edu

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