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Conventional wisdom says that an employee referral equals a fast-track to getting a job. According to a recent study, over 39% of recruiters check referral programs as a source for hiring new employees, higher than any other source.
Talking about how great the position would be for you and your resume.
Frankly, hiring managers are aware of that—what they really want to know is what you’re going to bring to the position and company.
How do you ask the employee who works at your target company to help?
Once they’ve put in the good word to HR, what’s your next step?
“If you are asked why you want to work at their organization, it might not be a good idea to say, ‘My friend works here in the sales department and considering he's one of the best sales people I know, I'd love to work at the company that hired him,’” suggests Becker.
Instead, say, “I have a connection that works here on the sales side and was telling me about how great the culture and leadership is here, which is why I'm interested in joining.” And if all goes well you’ll be treating your connection to a celebratory lunch on the first day of your new job. As a member, you can upload up to five versions of your resume and cover letter—each tailored to the types of jobs that interest you.
I have superb communications and customer service skills and would describe myself as unflappable, even in the most difficult situations.
I have excellent IT skills and developed an expertise in using the internet to market the hotels in which I worked.