Use reference in a sentence
I'm going to use my buddy Chris as a reference because he knows how reliable I am when I'm at work.
If I want to get a good job, I'll make sure to put at least one good reference in my resume.
A middle aged widow has been out of work for ten years. Since her children are grown she sets out to find a job. She sent her resume and was called for an interview. However, when the interviewer asked for a reference from her former employers they were all gone.