LinkedIn has introduced Ask for a Referral to make it easier for jobseekers to apply for a job at a new company where they know someone.
Referrals are one of the best ways to get your foot in the door at a new company, with 50% of recruiters saying referrals are the leading source of quality hires, it said.
Jobseekers who have received a referral from a person in a company are four-times more likely to hear back from a recruiter at that company.
LinkedIn’s Ask for a Referral lets users:
- See jobs where you know someone through the “In Your Network” search filter on LinkedIn Jobs.
- Request a referral by clicking the “Ask For A Referral” button.
- Know what to say with suggestions on how to craft your message.