LinkedIn now allows the user to request a referral when applying for a job. According to the professional network, having a reference significantly increases the chances of you being called for the interview and, consequently, of being hired. The novelty is already available to all users, both in the web version, for PC, and in mobile apps for mobile phones.
Check out the step-by-step instructions on how to use LinkedIn's new referrals feature. On the cell phone, the procedure was performed on an iPhone (iOS), but the tips are also valid for Android users.
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Learn to ask a contact for referral when applying for a job on LinkedIn Photo: Divulgao / LinkedIn
Step 1. Access your LinkedIn account and click on "Vacancies" on the top bar of the page;
Access the job search by clicking on the folder icon Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 2. Now, when searching for a vacancy, use the "In your network" filter, under "LinkedIn resources". You can also apply other filters, if you wish;
Click on "LinkedIn resources" to access the search filters Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 3. Open the vacancy for which you want to apply and click on "Request nomination";
Requesting a friend's referral on LinkedIn Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 4. If you want, you can customize the message that will be sent to your contact. Finally, click on "Submit".
Sending referral request to LinkedIn contact Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 1. Open the LinkedIn app and tap on "Vacancies" in the bottom bar of the screen. Now, search for the vacancy you want to apply for and tap on it to see the details. Remember that the vacancy filter with contacts is only available on the PC;
Locate the vacancy you want to apply for Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 2. If any contact works at the company that announced the vacancy, you will see the "Request appointment" button. Tap on it and, if you want, customize the message to be sent. Finally, tap "Submit".
Requesting a contact indication Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Ready. Your friend receives your message with the link to the vacancy and can recommend you to the recruiter.