What if your candidate isn’t a good fit for you but would be a great asset for another company?
What if you knew of a specific company where this would apply?
Taking this one step further, what if this specific company was your competition?
Should you make the effort to refer this candidate? Should you contact the other company and let them know about this prospect?
I would say: yes and yes.
And yes, even with your competition!
Here’s a concept many of us are familiar with:
“What goes around, comes around.”
You’re obviously doing a good deed for the candidate. And you’re potentially helping out another company by making this referral.
And maybe this company sends someone your way down the road.
All things considered, it doesn’t matter if they do or not.
Helping out in this way is a good thing all on its own and will likely add a bit more pep to your step.
As the law varies in each area, please check with an attorney to ensure you are applying these tips within the law.
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