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When preparing your resume, as well as detailing your work experience, skills and education - you will also need to include the contact details of your referees.

Referees are usually required as part of any application for a job.

A referee is a person who may provide details about your character, education, previous employment and your suitability to a prospective employer.

Even if you haven't worked before, it is a good idea to include details of one or two referees. You can ask your teachers or another person who knows you well to provide a reference for you, perhaps the coach of your sports team, someone from your church or a youth group you might belong to.

It's important to let your referees know that you are looking for work, so they will be prepared to answer questions about you from any potential employers, who will usually contact them by phone.