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Reference Letters

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


  • 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


  • 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


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

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

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