When I am applying for jobs, I usually send out my resumé to a lot of companies (about 10 or more). I always have personal references on my resumé. That being said, I don’t want each and every recruiter to call and hassle this reference. I could’ve solved this issue by writing “References available on request” on my resumé. However, the thing is, I want to include his name on my resumé, because it makes a good first impression on hiring managers. He is the principal of my university and a well respected person in our country. One of his books is used as the standard book for operating systems in a good foreign university.
It has worked, too. I get an interview call from each and every company I apply to. The thing is, I don’t want to hassle the guy. Should I use his reference at a later stage?
So is it okay to include someone’s name on your resumé for reference but write “Available on request” for his phone number?
Note: I have obtained his permission to list him as a personal reference on my resumé. I am not doing anything without his permission. He also used to teach at our university and I was his student.