What is ‘Refer Me Please’?
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What is ‘Refer Me Please’?

21 Dec 201672 Shares

When you feel like you have all the experience you need for your dream job, you might just need that one extra push; something to give you an edge over the competition. That’s where Refer Me Please comes in.

It’s hard to stand out from the crowd when your CV is going to a company with a tidal wave of others. How can you get noticed by the right people?

If only you knew someone who had a link with your dream company who could refer you. Employee referrals are quickly becoming one of the top ways for candidates to get noticed and even hired.

LinkedIn is a powerful tool when it comes to building an online CV and connecting with professionals within your industry. However, you probably feel a bit cheeky connecting with someone you don’t know, just to ask them for a job.

That’s where Refer Me Please comes in. The referral site allows jobseekers to build a personalised profile to put themselves out there.

On the flip side, it offers companies the opportunity to find the best talent, and gives their employees the ability to refer who they think would be best suited for a job. The employees who make successful referrals get rewarded too. It’s a win-win-win.

According to CEO and co-founder Kevin Bosc, the rewards for the employee are given by the company. “Most of the time, the reward is money … but it can be days off, tickets for gigs – basically anything the company thinks is the best.”

Refer Me Please currently has more than 200 companies on the site through employees. They also have more than 200 job offers posted by employees. “Because we have employees working in tech, consulting, banking, travels, start-ups etc, jobseekers can easily get referred for many companies they’re interested in,” said Bosc.

James Milligan, IT director of Hays Recruitment, said that employee referrals are “a very effective way of hiring, particularly at entry and intermediate level”.

Bosc said almost every company has an employee referral programme. “It’s the quickest, cheapest and best way to hire for a company. But it is in the tech sector that it’s the most prevalent.”

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Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny joined Silicon Republic in 2016 as part of the Careers team. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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