References and supporting documents

You may look great on paper, but can anyone back up your accomplishments and your work ethic? Employers usually ask for two to three people to vouch for you, and they need to be someone who you’ve worked or studied under. Find out how to choose the right references and how to prepare them for your potential employer’s call.

Do you have local contacts such as teachers, colleagues or work/volunteer supervisors who can serve as references for you?