Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Conducting Job Searches and other Resume topics.
For experienced professionals, all your job references should be people with whom you dealt in a professional setting. They don't necessarily have to be your boss, they could be a coworker who has done extensive work with you and can give some good insight as to who you are and how you operate in a professional environment.
Don't include your mother or your high school track coach. Employers want to know how you act at work, not at home.