To Refer or Not Refer… That is the Question

Have you ever been asked to refer someone for a job and been on the fence about whether to do it or not? Most of us have found ourselves in that very situation. Sometimes that referral is a little more formal meaning they are going to include our name and contact information on a reference list but often times, it is the less formal “get-your-foot-in-the-door” kind of referral that makes us a little more uneasy, especially if we do not know the person very well. The biggest risk with making a referral is it could be a reflection on us.

We recently found an article on themuse.com called “Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Recommending a Friend – No Matter How High the Referral Bonus” that could be a good resource if you find yourself in the above situation.