References are people who know what kind of worker you are and who will give you a positive recommendation. If a potential employer wants to get some background information about you before making you a job offer, s/he might contact one of your three (3) references.
That is the reason why you need to have a page in your portfolio that includes a list of three names of such people. Here are some guidelines for you to follow when you are completing your list of references.
1. Try for three (3):
  • one from your career center teacher
  • one from a teacher in your sending school
  • one from a current or former employer
Important Note: Do not use a family member; you need someone who can be objective about your skills.
2. Get the following information, correctly spelled, for each reference:
  • Name
  • Job Title                                                                                                                                                        
  • Business/School Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
3. Be sure to ask each person on your list for permission to use his or her name as a reference. It’s polite, and it’s good business.   
Mar 11, 2013, 12:22 PM