Refer a Friend Email Template

Some of the best candidates come from people we already know and like. Use this email to encourage employees to refer their friends for open roles.

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To ensure you get the right referrals, be sure to clearly state exactly what you’re looking for including: 

  • Skill set
  • Professional experience
  • Knowledge of job-related tech 
  • Any other mandatory requirements

If your company offers an employee referral bonus program, include details about the incentives in your email to help sweeten the deal.

Subject Line: We’re looking for a new [Job title] / Do you know a great [Job title]?

Hi Everyone,

We’re hiring again! As I’m sure you know, we’re always on the lookout for new ways to grow our talented teams. If you know anyone who’d make a great team member, please let us know!

Send us a quick note with answers to the following questions:

  • How do you know this person and why do you want think they’d be a great fit for us?
  • What role(s) will this person be suitable for?
  • What’s their main area of expertise and most impactful skills? 
  • Have you worked together in the past? If so, please mention one or two things that make your friend a good coworker.
  • Why do you think this person would be a great addition to our company?

Please attach your friend’s contact details and leave next steps to us.

[Point out the perks of your employee referral bonus program, e.g. “You’ll get a one-time bonus of $XXX after this person finishes their trial period with us.”]

You can check out our careers page [add link] for all the latest openings.

Thank you!

[Your name]

[Signature]

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