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Make a referral

Included in:
  • SmartStart
  • SmartRecruit


The easiest way to refer a friend, a coworker, or anyone who'd make a great candidate for a job is the Referrals portal. Just log in to your SmartRecruiters account, open the user menu, and click My Referrals:


Review jobs

When you first open the Referrals portal, you'll see a list of open and active jobs at your company. 


Scroll through the list to browse, or search by title to find a job. When you've found the right job for your referral, click Refer.

Provide referral

There are two ways to get credit for your referrals:

  • Enter the referral's info, or
  • Share the job's ad. 

If you already have specific person in mind, just enter their info into the form. 


You'll need to provide:

  • the candidate's first and last name, a valid email address,
  • some kind of recommendation on their skills, or why they're a fan and a description of your relationship to help the recruiter and/or hiring manager on the job to gauge how well you know the candidate. This description will show up on the candidate's profile. 

You don't need to provide a resume, but if you have one handy, click Attach Resume to upload it.

When you're done, click Make Referral to submit the referral's info. They'll receive an email from SmartRecruiters:

Dear David,

Jacob referred you to the position of Account Manager at Acme Holdings. If you're interested in the position, you can apply by viewing the job ad here and clicking "I'm interested".

By following the link and applying to the job, the candidate will be able to provide any missing information and a more complete resume, LinkedIn profile, and more. 

You'll be able to track your referrals from this page as well.


Share referral link

If you don't have a specific person in mind, or want to share the job and get credit for anyone who applies through that ad, click Referral Link to get a shareable URL for the job ad:


The URL is unique to you. When someone applies to the job through this ad, SmartRecruiters will recognize the unique ID, and attribute the referral to you.