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Job Referrals

Most employers take a close look at candidates who are referred to them. A referral for a job from a company employee or another connection at the company can help ensure your resume gets a close look. Here's how to ask for a job referral, who to ask for a referral, plus sample referral request letters.

How To Ask for a Referral
How to ask for a referral including where to find connections who can refer for you a job, who to ask for a referral, tips for asking for referrals, and sample referral letters.

Friends of the Firm Referrals
Information on friends of the firm employee referral programs.

Employee Referral Programs
How employee referral programs work, how they can benefit job seekers, how to find contacts at a company, and how to ask for a referral.

Employee Referral Bonuses
What are employee referral bonuses, plus information on when companies pay bonuses for referring new hires and how much is typically paid.

Referral Cover Letter Examples
Examples of referral cover letters to use when mentioning that you were referred to a job by a colleague, contact, or someone else you know who recommended you apply for the job.

Employee Referral Cover Letter
Employee referral cover letter letter example to use when you are referred to a job by a current employee of the organization.

Employee Referral Thank You Letter
Thank you letter example for an employee for a referral at their company. The thank you letter can either be sent as a printed letter, a thank you note, or via email.

Requesting Recommendations
How to request a reference including who to ask for a recommendation and the best way to ask for a reference.

Sample Letter Requesting a Referral
A referral letter is used to write to a mutual connection asking them to refer you to a job opportunity or requesting assistance with a job search.

Thank You Letter for Referral
Sample thank you letter to send to someone who referred you for a job opening.

Client Referral Thank You Letter
Sample thank you letter to send to someone who referred a client to you.

Cover Letter - Referred by a Contact
Example of a cover letter which mentions that you were referred by a contact.

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