Should you put references on a CV?
You then need to be made an offer and only after you accept an offer will references usually be requested. The simple fact is that the purpose of a CV is to get you a first interview, references are superfluous so early on. There is also a good tactical reason not to supply references on your CV.
Can I put my mom 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. “We are interested in your prior work experience, work ethic and your moral character. Your family’s opinion will always be biased.”
Can employers refuse to give references?
Duty to give a reference? If an employer is reluctant to provide a positive reference, they may be tempted to not provide one at all. This will, however, be highly context-specific and there is certainly no blanket legal duty on employers to give references.
Why do employers need references?
Reference checks help potential employers confirm that candidates have been honest in their job application and interview responses. Reference checks are also an opportunity for an employer to get a sense of a candidate’s performance on the job and personal qualities.