Choosing Three Great References
Suggestions include the following:
Department heads, directors, deans, instructors, counselors
Present employers (Be careful unless your employer knows that you wish to leave).
Past employers, supervisors, and managers.
You might include one from the following:
Colleagues in prior or present jobs (be careful).
Subordinates (be careful).
Suppliers and clients
Volunteer committee chairpersons
It is best to add the following to each of your referenced names:
Phone - Ask your reference if he/she prefers listing of work or home phone number.
E-mail and/or fax numbers if reference agrees