Submitted by ilkhan on
I hope that I am not being too silly here but a job posting seems ambiguous. Posting says, "Send resume, writing sample, references, and cover letter by February 27, 2015...".
Do they want a list of reference or do they want letters of reference on your behalf? I would call them and ask for clarification but the listing also says, "no calls please". hah.
Send 'em both
You might want to consider sending them both: a couple letters and a few professional references. Because, as Mark Horstman says, 'Until you've got something, you've got nothing.' Good luck!
Just the references
They are asking for four items:
2. Writng sample
4. Cover letter
I don't believe reference letters are even done anymore as they generally don't say much except nice things and can easily be faked.
Makes sense to me...
Looking again...since it says, 'references,' it does sound like they're asking for people to contact and NOT a letter. If it were me, and I have one on hand. I would send it with the rest of the information. I have been in hiring situations as recent as the past year where a letter of reference opened a door. I'm not disagreeing with you, dtiller. They may be antiquated. But, there also still many offices that use fax machines, pagers, snail mail, etc., for example.