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Can a reference be a friend?

If your friend is currently or formerly your manager, direct report, or colleague, they may be able to provide you with a. On the other hand, if you’ve never worked together, your friend might be able to provide a personal reference. These references are about character, work ethic, reliability, etc.

Do you put references on resumes?

As a rule of thumb, you don’t need to include references in your resume. However, if the employer explicitly says within the job listing that they’ll want to speak with your references, it would be appropriate to include them on your resume.

Who Cannot be used as reference in resume?

2. Co-workers. If you don’t get along with your boss, use a co-worker who is familiar with your work and worked directly with you. A work friend who doesn’t understand your job responsibilities won’t give the professional reference you need.

What do I do if I don’t have any references?

If you do not have any professional references, offer to provide twice as many personal references if you can. A personal reference can be from someone who knows you, but has never worked with you in a professional environment. For example, they could be a friend, a classmate, a teammate, a coach, a teacher, etc.