Obtaining References

Before filling out a job application references should be contacted to ensure they can vouch for you. Learn tips in this free lesson.

How to ask for a reference

Always ask potential candidates if they'll provide a reference for you. If you've chosen correctly, they should be happy to talk to potential employers about you and your skills. Better yet, when contacted, they'll be fully prepared because you've spoken to them ahead of time and have made the proper arrangements.

Click the arrows in the slideshow below to find out how to secure a reference.