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Question by  Nick65 (22)

Does a former teacher make a good reference on a resume?

I don't know who else to put.


Answer by  alexdamian (192)

Of course. And if that person teaches in the area needed for the job, that is even better. You can also include references from the dean of the university or from a counselor. However, please be sure that the reference letter is not standardized. It must be personalized so as to have effect on the employer.


Answer by  Chrissie (266)

Anyone can be a good reference, as long as they are respectable in the community, they have a good opinion of you, and they aren't a relative. Teachers are fine.


Answer by  kph0329 (637)

Yes, they would. A teacher would be able to talk about your work habits, whether you follow through with assigned tasks and whether you work well with others. They would have gotten to know you well enough to talk about your character. All of those things would be of interest to a potential employer.


Answer by  Bob8478 (1040)

A former teacher does make a good reference on a resume. Former teachers are people who can often attest to the suitability of your character and integrity for certain jobs.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

A former teacher is a good reference if you are straight out of school. Otherwise, it looks unprofessional. Seek prior employers or shift managers for references, if you have formal work history.

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