When you are applying for jobs you'll need to have a list of professional references. Professional references are references from individuals who can attest to your skills, qualifications, and abilities. Professional references can include managers, colleagues, clients, business contacts, and others who can recommend you for employment.
In some cases, you'll be asked for a list of references when you apply for a job. In others, you'll be asked for references as part of the hiring process.
There is no need to include references on your resume or to give references to an employer before they ask for them. However, you should be prepared to provide references to potential employers.
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