LinkedIn launches Ask for a Referral

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.

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