How Employee Referrals Lead to New Jobs
[Editor's Note: Networking is important for a job search and can lead to the fast track to a new job. Getting referred by an existing employee always gives you a leg up. It certainly did wonders for me when I was changing companies a decade or so ago. -Paula G
A recent article in The New York Times (“In Hiring, a Friend in Need Is a Prospect, Indeed“) highlighted the effectiveness of an internal referral by another employee, particularly in comparison with applying through a job board with no connections inside of the employer. According to studies quoted in the Times article, being referred by an employee is the [...] . . .