You’ve identified your skills and know what you have to offer an employer, but prospective employers aren’t always going to take your word for it. Selecting strong professional references should be a key component of your job search. Reference checks have become more commonplace as companies invest more time and money to ensure they land the right talent. Instructions: Who can speak to your talents on your behalf? Once you have identified and reached out to your references and determined that they are willing and able to speak to your accomplishments, complete this assignment. The reference list should include the name: • Reference name • Title and company name • Contact information (phone # and email) • Why you chose this person, and what will they speak to regarding your experience? • How long you have been acquainted, and how did you meet?