Part 11 of our job searching tips.
TALK TO YOUR PROSPECTIVE REFEREES.
If you want to add references to your application, talk to them and tell them you are applying for jobs and ask their permission to use them as a referee, even if you know they will be fine with it. You want them to think even more favorably of you, and to respond to companies quickly. They may also be able to let you know if they hear of any opportunities.