such as "references furnished upon request"
can almost always be deleted from resumes.
This extra verbiage does nothing to increase or
improve an applicant's chances of getting a job
interview. Its absence is never missed. It is
unreasonable to imagine a scenario in which a
reviewer balks at a resume on their desk and
exclaims "FORGET THIS ONE! It doesn't have that
line about references ... on...request!!" In
reality, an employer expects to request
references. References should be given on an
application and/or during the interview process.
Since the resume's purpose is to get an
interview it is not necessary to take the
next step and pre-list your references before
you've even been interviewed and it is
even less necessary to inform a prospective
interviewer in writing -- on your resume -- that
"references are available on request."
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