I applied for a part-time teller position on Wells Fargo's website. I had been banking with Wells Fargo for so long that I knew my bank's branch manager on a first-name basis. In fact, it was the manager who suggested I apply for the job.
Although I was not able to use her name as a reference, since she did not know me personally, I did mention in my online application that an employee had referred me to. Though my preference would have been for a full-time job, this position was currently available and offered me an opportunity to get my foot in the door.