What information do I provide for references?
When you provide a list of professional references to an employer, you should include: Your name at the top of the page. List your references, including their name, job title, company, and contact information, with a space in between each reference.
Can I put a friend as a reference?
Friends… but only if they’re a professional reference Most of the time, leave your friends off your list of references. There are two occasions when using a friend as your reference is acceptable: They’re currently employed at the business to which you’re applying. They were your supervisor.
Can I lie about my reference?
Fake references are illegal – if you’re caught. Directly lying is incredibly unethical, and if caught, you could be fired or face legal trouble. Companies rarely sue for lying, but the people you named on your reference list have every right to.
Can you put someone as a reference without asking?
Mistake #1: Listing someone as a reference without asking the person for permission first. “They just assume that the person is happy to do it.” Hence, you’ll want to touch base with references before providing their contact information to a prospective employer. It’s simply common courtesy.