How to create a reference page
How do you make an APA reference page?
APA in-text citation style uses the author’s last name and the year of publication, for example: (Field, 2005). For direct quotations, include the page number as well, for example: (Field, 2005, p. 14).
What is reference page?
A references page is the last page of an essay or research paper that’s been written in APA style. It lists all the sources you’ve used in your project, so readers can easily find what you’ve cited.
How do I make a reference list?
A reference list contains details of all sources cited in text. A reference list is arranged alphabetically by author. If an item has no author, it is cited by title, and included in the alphabetical list using the first significant word of the title. A reference list is generally placed at the end of a work.
What are examples of references?
Book references: general form
- Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Book title. Location: Publisher.
- Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Book title. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxx.
- Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Book title.
- Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (year).
- Editor, A. A., & Editor B. B. (Eds.). (year).
What if I have no references?
If it were the case that you did not have any professional references because you were applying to your first job, you could ask a professor, a former manager from an internship or non-industry-related summer job you may have held, a family you have regularly babysat for, etc.
Can I use a friend as a reference?
If your friend is currently or formerly your manager, direct report, or colleague, they may be able to provide you with a professional reference. On the other hand, if you’ve never worked together, your friend might be able to provide a personal reference.
Do employers actually call references?
Essentially, yes. While it’s true that not 100% of Human Resources (HR) departments will call your references during pre-employment screening, many do. The references you provide to employers may be contacted about your employment history, qualifications, and the skills that qualify you for the job.
Can I fake references?
Fake references are illegal – if you’re caught. Directly lying is incredibly unethical, and if caught, you could be fired or face legal trouble. Companies rarely sue for lying, but the people you named on your reference list have every right to.
What point do employers call references?
Employers typically contact references toward the end of the hiring process. They narrow down their candidate pool to just a few choices, giving them time to contact each reference. They use these references to help them decide between the last few candidates and ensure they hire the right person for the job.
Why do employers call references?
Remember this: When a hiring company makes a call to your references, it’s almost always a good sign—so you can breathe easy. A reference check typically means a hiring manager is near-ready to extend an offer to a candidate, and they want one final confirmation that you are the right fit for their team, Foss says.
How often do employers call references?
Most employers will call your references only if you are the final candidate or one of the final two. Occasionally the final three or four. Every now and then an employer will check all the people they interview, although to me that’s inconsiderate of the reference.
What questions do references get asked?
Here are some of the questions that may be asked during a reference check:
- When did (name) work for your company? Could you confirm starting and ending employment dates?
- What was her/his position?
- Could I briefly review (name’s) resume?
- Why did (name) leave the company?
- What was her/his starting and ending salary?
Who should not be a reference?
Hiring managers generally assume your parents can‘t give an objective view of your work history or how you’ll behave as an employee, so don’t put them down as references. That goes for all family members, as they will most likely think you’re pretty great, Banul says.
Can you ask a reference about salary?
Employers may not ask for nor rely on job applicants’ salary history when deciding to offer employment, or in determining salary, benefits or other compensation during the hiring process. Employers may ask about the applicant’s expectations around salary, benefits and compensation.
What can an employer say in a reference?
Employers can usually be truthful during a reference check, but they should be aware of their rights and responsibilities under state law. There are no federal laws that address what an employer can or can‘t say about a worker.