What should I put on my references?
The 8 Best People to Choose as Job ReferencesRecent bosses. Current or previous employers speak best about your work ethic. Co-workers. Professors. Friends but only if they’re a professional reference. Group members. Any place you’ve volunteered. The person you babysat for or whose lawn you mowed every summer. High school teacher or coach you still talk to regularly.
Can I use you as a reference?
Always ask permission before using someone as a reference during your job search. That way, they can expect to be contacted and will be prepared to discuss your qualifications for a job. You can ask someone to serve as a reference with a formal letter sent by mail or an email message.
How do you ask a teacher to be a reference?
Make a formal request of your professor (by email or by appointment), asking if he or she would be willing to write a letter or fill out a form on your behalf. Explain the purpose of the recommendation and why you have chosen the professor. Give the professor time to consider your request.