Should I let my friend hook me up with a job at his company?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Definitely take him up on the offer! He can lead you to the door but you have to open it for yourself. I’m certain that a company wouldn’t hire you if they didn’t feel you were right for the position. You will still have to get the job on your own merits. No sense passing up a chance at a job!

(my fiance passed along my resume at his company and now I am employed there :))

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes, of course you should take it! Never ignore a door opening for you!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@chicagoworkinggirl:  Nothing wrong with this AT ALL! I would gladly take a hook up right about now. Besides people tend to pre-judge you (in a good way) when you are a friend of a friend coming to the company.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Definitely say yes.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

There is nothing wrong with inside help on a job lead.  Go for it!!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

There’s no harm in interviewing.  You’ll get a better feel for the job and the company.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I would take him up on the offer. I don’t think there is anything wrong with this since you would work in different departments so I don’t think it would negatively affect your friendship (if it was the same dept that may be different). He’s trying to help you out, he may be able to score you the interview, but YOU would land yourself the job, not him.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Nothing wrong with it at all. Good luck!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Absolutely.  I would kill for a lead like that!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Getting a job is more about “who you know” than “what you know”. You should absolutely take him up on the offer!

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

There’s nothing wrong with making use of your network. Good luck! I hope it’s a fit. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, almost every job I have gotten is due to a hook up. This is including my current teaching position. Of course I got the job because I am qualified; however, my abilities would not have been observed if it weren’t for my cheerleading co-worker. Go for it. It is not a hand out;it is a hand up. Good luck! 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Are you insane???  This is called NETWORKING.  It is hands down the best way to get an interview.  Why do you think Linkedin exists?  Plus employers would much rather have a reference from a trustworthy employee than some random guy off the street.  This is why whenever we have job openings, our boss requests that we talk to people we know, that we think will get along well here.  We actually get a bonus for successfully referring people. 

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