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So how do you ask for a referral from a vendor or not? There’s no policy that stops me from joining and I just saw a very good role that I’m very much interested in but not sure if I should apply directly or ask for a referral? I have worked with them for 2 years now with multiple people on multiple layers. But I’m scared in case this gets out. My current employer is great but it will just be awkward. So is it worth asking for referral or not?

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I would bring it up in a casual way to feel out the referral process. Some may feel uncomfortable "poaching" you because they don't want to mess up relationships, others don't care. But it's pretty common, everyone in my team gets approached at some point it seems

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I would reach out to whoever you had the best experience with on LinkedIn etc and start a convo there? That could be a low pressure way to establish a rapport

It will probably increase your odds but it may not be worth it if you think it's going to make things awkward.

Who's your current employer?

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