I keep seeing these requests for referrals on here. I thought that was strange. A referral is supposed to be from a person that knows you well enough that they can vouch for your skills or character or something like that. How does a referral from random strangers help?
But even stranger than that is I see people volunteering to refer that person. I guess most companies pay for referrals. Is that the motivation?
Have people corrupted what is supposed to be an honor system into a sleazy money-making business?
It is not running your resume to the specific recruiter. Nor is it walking your resume and handing it to the hiring manager with a good word or two.