Can you use a family member as a reference?

Family members 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.

How do you format a Harvard reference list?

When writing a reference list in Harvard style:

  1. Arrange the list alphabetically by author’s surname.
  2. Sort the Swedish letters ä – ö – å like you sort the Norwegian letters æ – ø – å
  3. Start the reference list on a new page.
  4. Include the edition if it is specified in the publication.

Who can I use as a reference if you’ve never worked?

Here’s who to include instead:

  • Your Favorite Professor. Depending on how big your graduating class was, you may have a few professors you can think to ask, or you may have just one.
  • The Family Member or Friend You’ve Done Work For.
  • An Older Student You Shared a Class With.
  • A Leader From Your Past.

Who should you list as a reference?

Consider these eight people when making your reference list:

  • Recent bosses.
  • Co-workers.
  • Professors.
  • Friends… but only if they’re a professional reference.
  • Group members.
  • Any place you’ve volunteered.
  • The person you babysat for or whose lawn you mowed every summer.
  • High school teacher or coach you still talk to regularly.

Do company names need to be italicized?

Do You Italicize Company Names? No. Capitalization of company names is correct, but no italicizing or underlining is needed.

What kind of references do employers want?

What employers want from job references

  • Description of past job duties and experience: 36%
  • A view into the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses: 31%
  • Confirmation of job title and dates of employment: 11%
  • Description of workplace accomplishments: 8%
  • A sense of the applicant’s preferred work culture: 7%
  • Other/don’t know: 7%