"Request a Job Referral Online" Platforms
There are a number of platforms where you can request a referral. The following are just a few:
- Discord Servers
- Team Blind
- Refer.me / Refer Me / usereferme
Let's go through each one.
Linkedin for Job Referrals
Linkedin is a great platform for keeping in contact with existing connections but fails at introducing new connections you can request referrals and other services.
They've also tried implementing an "ask for a referral" feature, but tha t didn't quite pan out for various reasons.
Job Referrals through: Discord Servers, TeamBlind, Fishbowl
Discord Servers, Team Blind, and Fishbowl break down the barriers to requesting a referral by keeping your identity anonymous. However, it’s difficult to find the right people to network with on the platforms.
Other Platforms: Repher.me , Refer.me (Refer Me), Refspark , ReferralHQ, ReferPlease
These are great platforms for requesting referrals, but ultimately are ambiguous in regards to who can provide that referral. They also fall short of being able to connect, network, and get other services you may need as you’re going through the application process.
Refermarket addresses those issues by matching you to the most ideal individual within a company who can provide a referral. In addition to that, you can connect directly with the individual over chat and get various other career services, like resume reviews, career mentorship sessions, etc. Refermarket also has the most active referrer network as they’re incentivized week over week to review candidates.
Does Refermarket pay referrers to refer candidates? No! We want our referrer network to only refer high-quality candidates who they believe would be a good fit for the role. That’s also why your accepted referrals on Refermarket will go a lot further and gives you the best chance of getting an interview.
In addition to all of that, Refermarket gives unique insights on the current job market, giving users access to updates on companies that are hiring, which companies have recently active referrers, etc.
Finally, our matching system ultimately helps companies with hiring as well. By matching existing employees with similar job seekers, you can save money spent on recruiting/sourcing agencies as your existing employees bring in high-quality candidates that they’ve been able to screen and review.