LinkedIn Just Added an ‘Ask for a Referral’ Button

Applicants who include them are four times more likely to hear back from recruiters


Have you ever wanted to ask one of your connections on LinkedIn for a referral as part of your job-seeking process? The professional network introduced a button Monday enabling users to easily do just that.

LinkedIn said in a blog post introducing the new feature that 95 percent of “talent-acquisition leaders” cited referrals as an important part of their processes, adding that applicants who submit referrals are four times more likely to hear back from recruiters.

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