Help! I Don't Want To Recommend My Friend For A Job

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When it comes to work, there's nothing much more important than your credibility and reputation. It's up to you to maintain and uphold them, or risk losing potential opportunities down the road. So, what should you do when a friend asks you to recommend him for a position in your organization, but you'd rather stand on your head all day than refer him for the job?

It's a sticky situation, especially if you care about the friend and realize that referrals and recommendations from current employees are the best way to land jobs. In many cases, having an existing employee pass along your resume or support your candidacy is a surefire ticket to having a resume reviewed, so your friend is smart to ask for your help.