Refer a Friend Email Template

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.


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]