With the plethora of startups, everyone is looking for a developer or a designer. I get lots of emails asking for referrals, sometimes from startups and sometimes from folks who are interested to join startups.
A bad way to ask for a referral – Hey Sudheendra, do you know any good rails developer? We are looking to hire one immediately, I would appreciate it if you can connect me with someone.
A good way to ask for a referral –
Hey Sudheendra, Do you know Vivek? With 2.5 years of experience in PHP he seems like a good fit for our *next big startup*. Thanks to LinkedIn, I noticed you are his 1st connection. Would you mind connecting us?
Hey, LocalOye is hiring Software Engineers. I really like what they are doing and the founding team is just awesome. Would you mind introducing to the founders?
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