References are generally required when you are applying for a new job and are at least two individuals who can vouch for to your work ethic, academic performance, skills and abilities.
Employers will often contact your referees to confirm for the work you have completed in the past and to identify if you are a good fit for their place of business.
It’s important to ask the individuals you have nominated if they are willing to be a referee before you start applying for jobs.
When submitting your resume, you do not need to put reference names on your resume but will need to give them to an employer when you reach the interview stage.
A common term to use is: References: Available upon request