I uploaded two applications today, and in both cases there was no mention of references. Nothing from the system, and nothing in the job posting telling me to send them elsewhere. What should I do?
Date: 31 Oct 2011 19:16
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They might be only asking for references from their short list/ long short list. Sometimes schools will only ask for contact info for recommenders, and only contact referencs for finalists…
like thatdude said, it's probably a case of just getting references for people who've already managed to jump through a hoop or two. Seems like a good system that can potentially save a lot of time for letter writers and readers.
I wish all schools did that. It is a common practice for many places outside North America to just ask for a CV and cover. Letters of rec are such a pain, and from my understanding they make little difference (usually only for the worse, when someone raises a red flag.)