Just yesterday I was speaking to a co-worker about how to present a previous supervisor that was no longer with the company on her references sheet. I offered her my advice. Use the word: 'Earlier' rather than 'Formerly'.
When submitting references on a resume, you want to cover all of the bases. One size does not fit all with resumes and it should not for your references either. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when creating a references page.
• Your references page should be accessible to you at all times.
• If you keep your resume on a memory stick, have two copies of both your resume and references page. One in simple text (preferrably not in Windows 7 due to compatibility), the other in HTML (graphically pleasing from PowerPoint, etc.)
• Have as many professional and personal references as you like, but keep those relationships cultivated so that when a potential opportunity arises, your references will be able to speak to your previous experiences and current job search.
• Traditionally, phone numbers were the only method of contact for references. These days you can add email as an alternate form of contact.
• Be sure that your references agree to you submitting their email address for contact information.
• Have a hard copy of your resume and references sheet for an employer as well as an electronic copy saved on the web. Your email is a great place to store electronic documents. Create the document and send to yourself if you need to.
These tips can be helpful when submitting references to a potential employer.