How to Earn Referral Bonuses on Hired

How to Earn Referral Bonuses on Hired

Learn About Referring Friends to Find Jobs Through Hired (FAQ)

Inviting and referring your friends to join Hired is a win-win: you help your friends get jobs and you get the chance to earn $1000 if they land a new role. It’s super easy — just refer a friend through Keep reading for answers to some FAQs about the process. 

How will I know if my friend signed up?

You’ll receive an email notification from us if someone uses your referral link.

What if my friend doesn’t land a new job?

Good things take time. If your friend is hired later, you will still qualify to receive your reward for referring them. Feel free to refer more than one person in your network to increase your chances. There is no limit on the number of referrals you can make!

Related: Need to upskill or prep for interviews? Check out our partnership directory for resources.

How will I know if my friend was hired?

We’ll reach out with your bonus! If not, it’s likely no one you referred was hired yet or you forgot to use your referral link. Keep in mind that without this link we’re unable to track a referral back to you.

If you’re positive a friend was hired and you haven’t heard anything, feel free to contact a member of the Candidate Experience Team or email

Are there ever special referral bonuses? 

Yes! Keep checking and keep an eye out for emails about limited edition promotions.

What happens if my friend gets approved on Hired?

They’ll be visible to all of our employers seeking top tech and sales talent. As for you, just sit back and wait for them to get hired so you can receive your $1000 bonus! 

Related: How to Get Approved on Hired 

When do I receive my referral bonus?

We will send you the referral bonus only a few weeks after your friend gets hired. 

If you have any additional questions about referral bonuses, don’t be afraid to reach out to the Candidate Experience Team or for more help.

Haven’t joined Hired yet? Complete your free profile with Hired and let employers apply to you. 

Want to learn more about how Hired works? Check out our process here. 

Originally published June 2015, updated April 2023.