Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It may pay a friend to help you


Joann S. Lublin (WSJ, June 1, 2010), says some companies pay employees to suggest good hires—that good hire could be you.

The existing employee can get thousands of bucks for recommending you.

Some companies let employees list openings on their Facebook or Linked In pages.

The trick is to find someone at the company who wants you.

If someone in a company wants to help you, help them help you. Give them your specific accomplishments and say how you would overcome any gaps in your qualifications.

Of course, if someone pushes for you and you screw up…well, let’s not on that one, OK?

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