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Who is the best person to use as a reference?
The 8 Best People to Choose as Job References
Can you use a family member as a personal reference?
A personal reference is someone who you have not worked with but can describe your values, integrity, character and goals. You should avoid listing family members or your spouse as personal references, as they might be perceived as biased.
Can I list a classmate as a reference?
Professional references should consist of people who can vouch for your work ethic, skills, competence and character – think of former supervisors, current colleagues, subordinates, fellow classmates, etc.
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What happens if you don't have 3 references?
As long as you can find a trusted contact who will speak positively about your character, you can supply a reference. Even if you've only interacted with someone a few times, they can still act as a reference. Make a list of people you've interacted with besides family.