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Need some advice on the best way to get a referral. I’ve had networking calls, but they don’t seem to go anywhere. Not sure if it’s ok to just ask or something else

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Be persistent, and yes it’s ok to ask outright. D1 the referral is not to get them hired. Once they get the first interview the rest is in their own hands

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Do you think a referral from someone who doesn’t know you and has no basis upon which to vouch for you will get you hired? Honest question.

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Don’t listen to this guy, that’s exactly how I got hired as an analyst

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Ive asked out right and have always gotten a referral (I know because they led to interviews)

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Did you have multiple calls or coffee chats before asking?

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It’s okay to ask outright. During an informational interview, I’ll mention that I saw a few positions of interest. I have found that ppl are happy to refer candidates. At GH, the referral bonus is about $5k. From my understanding, most people are hired via referral.

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In that case are you willing to refer for an entry-level position?

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you dont ask you dont get. just gotta play it tactically, ask at the right time to the right person in the right manner. Also depending where you are teying to get hired, the referrer may get a referral bonus. so they would be incentivised to help you out too.

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