Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Thursday, September 15, 2016
Great question and an important one at that! There is no need to include references on a resume unless an employer specifically asks for them. Typically a resume should only include your summary, education, experience, and possibly your computer skills. You don't want to make it any lengthier than it has to be. Additionally, many employers don't use references, so it is best to wait to see if it is requested. If it is requested, it is usually through the online process where you would list names, job titles and contact information, or a recruiter may ask you for a list on a separate sheet as the interview process is winding down. Good luck!