Should you include a letter of recommendation with resume?
I think the perfect time to offer a recommendation letter is when you are asked for your references, which usually does not occur until an employer is interested in making you an offer. It’s not recommended to send it with a resume and/or cover letter.
Should I write references available upon request?
This line isn’t necessary. Do not put ‘Reference available upon request’, or the names and contact points of the references themselves, advises Elliot Lasson, executive director of Joblink of Maryland, Inc. The former is understood, superfluous, and therefore just takes up valuable space.
Do you need to put references available upon request on a resume?
Should You Put References Available Upon Request On a Resume? No, you shouldn’t put references available upon request on your resume. Career experts universally agree that the phrase is superfluous. Because hiring managers know that if they need references, they can ask and expect to receive them.
Do I have to ask my boss to use them as a reference?
Most employers will ask for references later in the interview process after they have decided you are worth considering further. However, sometimes employers do ask for references in their job posting. If so, it is fine to omit your current employer.