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Why referrals are powerful job search tools

Employee referrals are often thought to be the proverbial golden tickets of job seeking. While they don’t guarantee you a job, they can increase the odds that your application will be seen by a recruiter or hiring manager and ultimately give you a boost in the hiring process.

An employee referral is essentially an endorsement within a potential employer of you and your talents for a specific position. A person you know, such as an old colleague or former classmate, at the company is usually the one to offer the referral.

The referral can be informal — when a connection simply passes your name on to a recruiter or hiring manager as a good candidate. A referral can also be part of a formal program at a potential employer that awards the current employee if their candidate is ultimately hired. Read more via Linkedin

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