How would you describe your relationship with references?
Relationship: Describe the relationship of the reference to you. For example, Ms. Smith served as my supervisor at ABC Company and, as a result, can comment on my overall performance in the XYC position that I held there.
Can you put a mentor as a reference?
Your references can’t speak to your job experience. Instead, look to past college professors, internship or volunteer coordinators, or mentors to talk you up. If you have relevant job experience, your most recent employers and colleagues will be your strongest reference.
Can I use a peer as a reference?
Peer references are people who have worked as a peer of your candidates, working at similar if not equal positions at one or more companies. A peer reference can also refer to someone who worked with your candidate at a particular company, but who no longer works for that company.
How do you ask a mentor for a reference?
Want a Professional Reference? How to Ask and What to ExpectAsk a direct supervisor or professional mentor. Inform the person beforehand and give plenty of notice. Give your reference the appropriate background information. Inform the person how you’ll use their reference.