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Referees... mention by name on CV or "available on request"?

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1. Posted by KarmaKarma (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

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Hi all,

Been working on my CV/resume the last few days polishing it up to "NZ standards" and was wondering whether people thought it was better to name them right on the CV/resume or to just say "letters are available by request."

Also would you put the fact you're on a working holiday in the covering letter (thus employable by any employer as long as it's not permanent) or the CV/resume or both?

I've read nationality should be mentioned. Is this absolutely necessary?

2. Posted by Jillyan (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Hello Karma Karma, Maybe it would be best to name the referees and add that letters are available on request.
I think that as you will be on a working holiday it would be best to state details of your length of stay and where you plan to make yourself available for work.
Yes it is important to state nationality for visa reasons and the link with your referees; lets future emplyees know who you are.
I hope this helps.
All the best for your trip,
Jillyan:)

3. Posted by KarmaKarma (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

Hi Jillyan,

So for referees: name and their information and then a line that letters are available on request or just name and then a line that letters are available on request

And where would I put the length of stay, etc? I would definitely put it in the covering letter, but not sure about CV. (I do have a "personal profile" which is a paragraph saying "I have recently received a Bachelor of Science in X with minors in Y and Z from College A in City, State, United States. Over the last year, I have increased my ability for B. I am currently looking for contract employment in the Wellington region to commence Date at the earliest. I can offer you proven skills in B, C, and D.")

Thank you for your reply,
KK

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