If referrals suck, then what?

Jan 13 9 Comments

So lets be honest:

Referrals are weird when you don’t personally know a person. Also, an extra 1k as a referral fee doesn’t really mean all that much as an incentive when one is making 200k+. I’ve asked for referrals on here but I haven’t really gotten much help (understandingly so).

I’m on the market for jobs but I don’t receive any responses back from applying online from any good companies and startups, which is weird because I went to a top CS school and have AI work experience. Where does that leave me? The algorithms on these job sites filter me out and I don’t have a huge network to get me interviews.

Any tips? If anything, this has given me some solid ideas for how recruiting could work 10x better with better technology.


Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 9 Comments
  • New / Eng flashh
    If you’re paying for referrals then you are doing it wrong!
    Jan 13 1
    • Capital One gully
      Lol I’m not! I’m referring to the referral fee companies give to those who refer successful candidates.
      Jan 13
  • Publicis Sapient / Eng LCdebugger
    Let me know if you want to be referred to splunk or Amazon
    Jan 13 2
    • Capital One gully
      Yes! Please DM me. I can’t send one for some reason lol
      Jan 13
    • Zulily qAoe72
      Probably because blind doesnt know how to make a good web ui and puts so much of its attention into mobile
      Jan 13
  • Airbnb wise taco
    Hiring is broken in so many ways...
    2 tips:
    - Rewrite your resume to look more impressive. A non technical person is deciding if someone should call you or throw your resume in the trash.
    - Go to hiring events where the companies you want will be. It costs them a lot and their HR needs to justify the expenses by showing a good number of leads.
    Jan 13 0
  • Google Alphab
    Dm me if you want
    Jan 13 0
  • Facebook depression
    Jan 13 0
  • Intel / Eng anon123ano
    Let me know if you need referral to Intel
    Jan 13 0


    Real time salary information from verified employees