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Professional References Format

Format for a List of Professional References


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When you provide a list of professional references to an employer, you should include your name at the top of the page. Then list your references, including name, job title, company, and contact information, with a space in between each reference.

Include at least three professional references, who can attest to your ability to perform the job you are applying for, on your list.

Here's how to format a list of professional references for employment or business purposes.

Professional References Format

References for Janet Dolan

John Killeny
Human Resources Director
Alston Industries
52 Milton Street
Alston, MA 12435

Janet Smithley
McGregor Company
1001 Route 20, Suite 210
Arlington, CA 55112

Samantha Greening
Marketing Director
Samson Enterprises
108 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 11111


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