I am trying to apply for a job at a local hospital. I am not required to provide references as a part of my job application, but I am tempted to -- and here is why:
The hospital and the organization that it belongs to is a highly competitive unionized environment, and as such many people have been told me that it is hard to get a first job at the hospital as an external candidate (and I am applying as an external candidate). I know three people who are or used to be an employee at the hospital that I am applying to, and I am hoping that if I list them as my references on my resume, perhaps the hiring manager will see the connection between me and the hospital and will consider me for an interview along with other internal candidates who applied for the same job.
Would it be a good idea to list them as my reference on my resume or is it not so good idea to do so? I already got a permission to list them as my reference from all of my references