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How to Submit Your Education Employment References

How to Select and Submit Employment References

Submitting education employment references when requested by the hiring authority is the correct procedure.

Don’t add references to your resume; they belong on a separate piece of paper using letterhead to match your resume and cover letter.  Quite often, you will not be asked for them until you are in the teacher job interview.

Having reliable references is critical in helping you to secure your ideal teaching job. There isn’t a better marketing resource for yourself than your references that can positively confirm your relevant skills and accomplishments and how they will be a perfect match to a classroom setting.

Don’t Submit Your Education Employment References On Your Resume.

Although a modern, targeted, accomplishment-based resume and cover letter are your best chance of initially attracting an employer’s interest, your references are authoritative because they provide credible evidence about you from someone other than yourself. With such a powerful tool in your back pocket, it is essential to know when exactly the best time to release this information to an employer.

An employer will ask you to supply them with a list of your references they can contact before offering you a job. They will verify the information you’ve provided them with is correct. Furthermore, they will determine what type of worker you are and what your past career accomplishments entailed. Ensure that your references are ready to sing your praises because this is a critical part of the employment process.

Main Reason For Not Putting Your Reference On Your Resume

Since the main reason an employer should contact your education employment references is to verify the information you’ve provided them with and delve deeper into what you have to offer, your references are called after an interview if the interviewee is interested in what you have communicated during the meeting. For this reason, you should not be handing out your references until asked for them, usually at the end of an interview. Your references are your secret weapon, so you should protect them until the moment they’re needed.

If you give out your references too freely or even place them on your teacher resume, you may run into trouble with the people you’ve asked to speak on your behalf. Your references could get annoyed if they are frequently contacted, and the last thing you want to do is upset the people that can verify your employment value. As your reference information is somewhat private contact information, you will want to be protective of this, only revealing them in an interview for an employer where you want to work.

Another advantage of holding onto your references until later is that you will be able to select the best people to vouch for your ability for that particular position, school, or company. You may have multiple references from various professional experiences where some are more tailored to a post than others. This way, you’ll be sure to provide an employer with the most appropriate references. So manage your reference data carefully.

Lastly, if you happen to stumble upon a job ad that asks for your references with your application, state you will be more than willing to provide your excellent references at an interview. Or, you can give the names of your references but withhold the contact information, stating that you will provide this information at a meeting.

Confidential Contact Details for References

Remember, your education employment references contain confidential information, and the references’ contact information is not something you should be handing out to anybody. References are one of your most powerful marketing tools, so use them with caution and release them at the appropriate moment at an interview.

A reference page should be professionally typed, with the same letterhead as your resume and cover letter. Consistency in your job documents makes your application package impressive.

My team will ensure all your documents are keyword-rich, accomplishment-based, and visually-appealing… right down to the way your employment references are listed.

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