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Does the reference list go on a separate page?
Yes, your list of references will go on a separate page at or towards the end of your paper, whether you are using APA Style, MLA Style, or Chicago/Turabian Style.
Do references need to be on their own page?
The reference list should come after the text of your paper but before any tables, figures, or appendices. The reference list appears on its own page, with the title References at the top, centered and in bold type. As with the rest of the paper, reference entries should be double spaced.
What do I do if I have no references?
Consider these steps as you ask someone to act as a reference for a potential job:
- Make a personal connection. When you ask someone to be a reference, make it as personal as possible.
- Be specific and open.
- Renew an old contact.
- Give them tools to verify your success.
- Show gratitude.
Can you lie about a reference?
Fake references are illegal “ if you’re caught. Directly lying is incredibly unethical, and if caught, you could be fired or face legal trouble. Companies rarely sue for lying, but the people you named on your reference list have every right to.
What happens if I give a fake reference?
If you are caught after being hired, in many jurisdictions your employer has grounds for immediate termination with cause. That employer will also not likely give you a good reference as you look for the next job. This can happen even years after you have been hired. You can get away with it until you are caught.
Can I use a family friend as a reference?
Hiring managers generally assume your parents can’t give an objective view of your work history or how you’ll behave as an employee, so don’t put them down as references. That goes for all family members, as they will most likely think you’re pretty great, Banul says.
Can you use a former boss as a reference?
That’s because a prospective employer will want to speak with your previous bosses whether you list them as references or not. If you are still employed, you can request that your current employer not be called until an offer has been extended.
Can you use your spouse as a personal reference?
A personal reference is someone who you have not worked with but can describe your values, integrity, character and goals. You should avoid listing family members or your spouse as personal references, as they might be perceived as biased.
Can you have two references from the same job?
Having a couple of references from a single job is best if the references serve different roles and worked with you in two different capacities (but can still vouch for your abilities).