Ack! I have references, they just aren't ready!
February 19, 2013 8:00 PM Subscribe
I found a job I want to apply for. It closes at midnight. I had not planned to apply, so don't have references ready to go. What to do?
posted by anonnymoose to work & money (19 answers total)
I would normally post this kind of thing anonymously for privacy reasons, but time is of the essence here. I just found what looks like a potential perfect job, and the application is asking for references. I need to submit the application by midnight. I do have relevant references who I know would probably be happy to refer me, but I don't have time to contact them to ask permission to list them before submitting the application. I do not feel comfortable listing them without asking permission first. How to proceed? Should I:
a) Just leave the references blank and hope they do not automatically toss my application
b) Write in "references available upon request", "references available upon interview", or other phrase and submit the application