How do you send someone a CV with a reference?
Use the same header as you have with your resume, including your name, address, phone number and email address. Underneath your header, label “References” in bold. It should be followed by a list of your references with a line space between each contact.
Is it a good sign when employers call references?
The employer asks for references, or tells you they’ll be conducting a background check. Taylor explained that not all companies will inform you that they’re going to contact your references or start the background checking process, but others will. And it’s a good sign if they do.
What if your employer doesn’t give you a reference?
If your old employer doesn’t want to give you a reference, you could ask them just to give a short one – known as a ‘basic reference’. For example, they could confirm when you worked for them and what your job title was. A lot of employers only give basic references, so your new employer won’t think it’s unusual.