“References Available Upon Request” Is a Given


Most career experts say that the line on your resume that reads “References available upon request” is highly optional because it’s understood. But the line can serve one good purpose when it’s the very last line of your resume — to signal just that finality to the reader. It’s a handy way of saying “The End” at the conclusion of your resume, says Susan Britton Whitcomb in Resume Magic. Now, if you’re trying to conserve space on your resume, the “References available upon request” line is one of the first things you can let go.