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Referring Friends to My Company

Consider These 5 Things Before Passing Along Your Pal's Resume

Recommending a pal for a position at your company isn't always as simple as it seems. In fact, there are a few things to consider before doing so. This CNN article made some good points and suggestions of what to keep in mind when referring a friend:

  • How well you know your friend. Before sending in the resume, ask yourself if you know your friend well enough to recommend her. Do you think she will be an asset to the company?
  • Job history. What's her track record like? Is she reliable enough for you to refer her?
  • Formal referral. Some companies might call you for a formal referral, so be prepared to vouch for your friend.
  • How you're perceived at the company. If you don't have a good reputation at your company, maybe it's better for your friend to turn in her resume on her own instead of going through you.
  • Your future work relationship. Will you be comfortable working with your friend? You feel good about the relationship and if something feels awkward or off today, maybe you need to reconsider your referral.

Then again the decision to refer a friend also depends on the culture of your company, the position you have, and how long you've been at the company. I think it's good to be careful about who you recommend, but it's also nice to help people out if they are qualified. After all, I'm sure you've had people who have helped you along your career path as well. How do you feel about recommending friends to your workplace?

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