Recommending a friend for a job

  1. What is a tactful way to recommend a friend? I said I would 'put in a good word' but now I'm not sure exactly how to go about it!

    They're definitely worthy of a recommendation, so I'm not worried about that, but I'm not sure how to bring their application to my manager's attention.

    Any advice? I just basically want to let my manager know they applied for a position, and they're a good kid
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  3. by   jabroadwater
    I've recommended a couple of people I know for jobs at my hospital. I just caught my manager at a time she wasn't busy and told her that I knew there were openings and that I knew someone that would be a good employee had applied if she (the manager) was interested in interviewing them, and let them take it from there.

    Often times, managers appreciate hearing of potential candidates. All they see is a bunch of names and qualifications which tells them nothing of the personality of the applicant. The fact that YOU are willing to work with this person often tells them much.

    I wish your friend good luck.
  4. by   Morainey
    Thanks! Useful to know!