2 Sample Emails for “Referring a Friend for A Job”

Referring a friend can always be a bit scary because you are not sure if they work well with the company you work for. 

If your friend or acquaintance has always appeared professional to you, then you shouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. It can be a win-win for your friend and for the company as they gain a new employee. 

When you want to write an email for a friend referring them for a job you can use one of these sample emails.  

Sample Email 1

Dear [Name],

I am writing to recommend [Friend’s Name] for the position of [Position] you are looking to fill. I believe that their qualifications and experience make them a great fit for this role.

[Friend’s Name] has worked with me as our company’s [Previous Position] for the past [Time Period]. During this time, they have proven themselves to be a highly capable, driven, and reliable individual with many skills that would lend themselves well to this role.

If you’d like, I’m happy to provide more detailed information or answer any questions you may have about them. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like more information.

Thank you for your time and consideration in advance.


[Your Name]

Sample Email 2

Dear [Hiring Manager],

I’m writing to recommend my friend and former colleague, [Friend’s Name], for your open position of [Position]. After working with [Friend’s Name] on several projects over the last few years, I can have seen first-hand that they would be an excellent addition to your team.

[Friend’s Name]’s adaptive problem-solving ability, deep understanding of technical concepts, and natural enthusiasm make them an outstanding candidate in many ways; here are just a few:

Their strong technical background enables them to quickly grasp new topics and develop efficient solutions.

They are committed to collaboration – working with other departments within the organization, as well as external stakeholders – in order to create successful outcomes.

Their strong organizational skills ensure that tasks receive attention but not too much attention; they stay focused on what needs to be done without losing sight of the end goal.

I hope you will consider my recommendation of [Friend’s Name]. They are sure to bring innovation and creativity when tackling complex problems. Please feel free to contact me at this email address if you have any further questions about their candidacy or my experience working with them.

Thanks very much for your time and consideration!


[Your name]

These Example emails are just examples, so you should think about the exact skills and experience that your friend has and let your boss know how they can be helpful for your company.