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How to forward a friend's wife's profile to HR but not to refer her?

One of my friends recently called me up asking to refer his wife for a open position in the organization where I work. Being in a small office, I am really careful about whom do I refer. The reason I ...
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A friend from college asked me to refer him to a software job at my company and I don't feel comfortable doing it

I am currently an employee in the client services department of an extremely selective financial institution. I graduated college recently and just started my full-time role a month ago. Today, a ...
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Should I approach my ex-manager in person to acquire an employer's referral?

I need an employer's referral which includes the positions I held and my employment history. I have contacted this old employer of mine via their official website, no response. I have contacted the ...
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Referral issues on a job application

I am currently in process of applying for a job position. To have a better chance at the application, i requested a few employees from within the company, if any one would help me apply via a referral....
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Best Way to Ask for my Referral Bonus

I'm working for a company that has an Employee Referral Bonus. Four months ago I referred a colleague and he was hired on. I'm looking for the best way to ask for the referral bonus stated in the ...
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Friend wants my recommendation but I don't want to give it to him

I met my friend in my first year of college (Computer Science), so I can tell that I know how well he works and how knowledgeable he is. He's a good friend, we chat occasionally, meet up to have ...
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Is it appropriate to give an unsolicited negative referral?

I recently discovered that an acquaintance of mine (Bob) might be applying for a position in the same group that I'm in. While I am on good terms with Bob, he is not very personable and I do not want ...
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Reminding someone to send me their resume?

My company is looking to hire and I told a former classmate (I'll call him Jake) about it since I feel he is qualified. He sounded interested in the position (it would be in a different department ...
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Hiring Referral of incompetent employee

I'm heading a data team and we are hiring embedded analysts. As a last step, the analysts get interviewed by the head of the team they would be helping. The head of one of the teams is incompetent at ...
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Professional Etiquette for asking if a connection is interested in a job?

A few months ago, I had a few questions about possible career paths within my industry. One of my acquaintances put me in touch with one of his connections (I'll call him Joe), who is an expert in the ...
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Is it appropriate to pay for someone’s dinner over a job referral?

So my friend referred me for a position in her company. She does not participate in interviewing or any decision making. I wonder is it legal/appropriate to pay for a meal for her? Does it matter ...
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While on a temp-to-perm assignment, how can I effectively ask for time off in order to interview for full-time positions? [duplicate]

I've been working while on a temp-to-perm contract, and recently a couple friends have helped to directly refer me to their companies - the recruiters of both companies promptly scheduled me for ...
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Recommending previous coworkers while new

I recently started a new software job in the US (less than a month ago) and want to know when and what is appropriate for recommending previous coworkers. My last company experienced a cultural shift ...
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Referring a friend to a company where I don't work

I recently interviewed with Software Company X, declined their job offer, and left the process on good terms. They were not quite the right fit for me at this point in my career, but I could ...
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Recommending someone to my company during the notice period

I'm currently serving my notice period in a company I've been working at for a few years now, and there's a few more weeks to go. My company is a large corporation with offices all around the world. ...
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How to pass a business opportunity to a company and ask for money

I had an interview for a company that does UX analytics for some major global brands. It went OK technically - I think I could do the job (3rd line/tech support for their JavaScript library) - but ...
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Best course of action towards someone who referred me to company, who has mistreated me?

I've been referred to a company by an acquaintance. I've passed all the interview stages, but in the meantime, the person referring me has treated me very badly, and done some things I'd rather not ...
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OK to recommend friend at current internship? [closed]

So I just got accepted into the same internship I participated in last year (have good standing), and a close friend has asked for me to recommend them to this one as well. The internship is business ...
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Should I ask for a referral from new LinkedIn connections?

I recently moved to a new city and have connected with multiple people there through LinkedIn (I sent them a note telling them that I just moved there and would like to expand my professional network)....
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How to give a bad reference for a co-worker?

I'm in an interesting situation at work. I work with "Joe". Joe and I are both programmers, having both been professionally programming for about 20 years. Joe does some of the worst work I've seen ...
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How early can one refer a friend/family to a job after starting a job at that company?

I have recently joined a large company and my brother is asking me to refer him to one of the jobs that are listed. However, it is barely 2 weeks since I joined and also the job posting requires 3-7 ...
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How to follow up with a recruiter that offered a referral?

One week ago, myself and 49 other undergraduate students from around the country competed in a competition at the offices of one of the largest companies in the United States. This competition was ...
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Can I rescind a referral that was already given?

I referred a candidate to a company I currently work for. The candidate is technically competent, but I've recently come across some issues with their character, such as a negative attitude, verbal ...
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Should I tell friend about bad manager for potential position within company

I recently referred a friend and school mate to a job within my department at work. At the time I thought she would be a great fit, and I still do. Our office has this matrix management style where ...
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How to decline giving a job referral in my company to someone I don't want to work with?

I know someone who performed poorly as an e-board member in our university club. I keep receiving his emails and messages (on LinkedIn, Whatsapp and Facebook) requesting for referral to a job in my ...
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Should I write a referral cover letter?

I recently applied for a job at a public organization(which functions like a government) externally, and today one of my references who is internal to the organization highly recommended me to the ...
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What should my email say when I'm referring someone? [duplicate]

What is the correct way to phrase the email when I refer a friend to my organization/to my other friends for a job? Some people suggested looping in the person who is referred in the CC field in the ...
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Am I expected to share my referral bonus? [closed]

Some time ago I recommended my friend to company. I sent his CV to the Human Resources department. After couple of interviews he was accepted. Now I'm about to receive bonus, let's say 1000$, for that ...