must your resume say that your “references are available upon request”? by Alison Green on August 20, 2010 A reader writes: Do hiring managers still desire the “References Available Upon Request” line on a resume? They do not. It goes without saying that your references are available upon request; it would be really odd if they were not. Get rid of the line and use the area it frees up for some soothing white space. You may also like:why do employers ask for personal references rather than professional ones?should job applicants ask for references from their prospective managers?update: I didn’t check references on a new hire and he’s struggling — should I check them now?