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Is it better to have a a referral or just reach out to the recruiter/talent directly on linkedin?

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If you reach out first to the recruiter and then later get a referral, your friend giving the referral will not get the refer a friend fee which can often be from $2k to $5k because you’re already in the database. Most companies prefer internal recommendations rather than someone just applying off the street (unless the person providing you a referral is not in good standing at the firm).

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Referral is better!

But why not both?

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