Include Testimonials on Your Resume Instead of References
“We’ve told you to skip “references upon request” on your resume, but you still want others to sing your praise. Including testimonials on your resume lets you get the point across that you’re awesome.
Over at CareeRealism, they suggest adding a testimonial section to your resume:
Similar to how a resume may have a section for Profile Summary, Work Experience, and Education, add a Testimonials section for a bullet point list of 2-3 testimonials to support the case that you are the best candidate for the job.
LinkedIn lets you put recommendations on your profile, so this tip extends the idea to your paper resume. I’ve seen this done on resumes and I think it helps the reviewer understand your experience. You don’t need to include a full paragraph, just a sound bite or two. If you’ve kept copies of performance reviews, the testimonial section is a great place to include a few positive highlights from your manager.”