How do you let someone know you listed as a reference?
Always ask before including someone as a reference. Send a polite email or call them on the phone, offering a few details about the request including timelines. After your reference agrees, send them your updated resume and details about the position. Follow up in a timely manner, thanking them for their reference.
Should you let your references know you got the job?
So, once you hear the news about a job, don’t leave your references hanging. Give them a call or send an email letting them know if you got the job or didn’t, and if you did get an offer, let them know if you accepted it.
Do you have to tell someone you used them as a reference?
Your references should be people you have worked for or worked with. Don’t use someone as a reference without asking them first. Do not assume your favorite teacher or former supervisor will give you a reference. Always ask for permission first and ask far enough in advance so they have enough time to say yes or no.
How do you let a reference know they will be contacted email?
Please let me know if you’d be willing to serve as a reference and, if so, your preferred contact info and any other details you need from my end. I believe the [call, email] will come from [hiring manager or recruiter’s name] at [company] around [time frame].
Should you thank your references?
Writing a thank you letter for reference is just as important as asking for a reference letter. Thanking someone for being your reference not only makes them feel appreciated, but also creates better prospects of future referrals from them.
Do I have to tell my references that they may be contacted?
You send your list of references without being asked. It’s not necessary to send your references to every potential employer. For one reason, you could inundate your references with calls, and they won’t even be prepared by knowing what position you’ve applied for.
How far back can you use references?
HOW FAR BACK CAN REFERENCES GO? A common question among job seekers is “How far back can I go to ask people I’ve worked with before to be references for me?” As a general rule the answer is “not more than five to seven years.”