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How do I explain this referral?

Asked by johnnyknoxville08 (237 points ) January 28th, 2009

I’m emailing a guy about a prospective job. So how do I explain to him that I was referred to/put in contact with him by speaking with my best friend, who spoke with his future brother in law?

i spoke to X and he spoke to Y who referred that i speak with Z

do i just say that Y referred me, even though we don’t know each other?

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KrystaElyse's avatar

Since you say that your best friend has already spoke to him about you using him as a referral, then I don’t see how it would be a problem if you say ”(Name of your best friend’s future brother in law) referred me.”

fireside's avatar

Yeah, I agree just use the future brother in law’s name since he should know the guy.
If he asks how you know each other, then you can get into the details.

EmpressPixie's avatar

I agree with the above. I would say “Y referred me”. If you really feel like you need to get into it, you can say “Y referred me through a mutual friend”. But “Y referred me” is plenty.

johnnyknoxville08's avatar

okay great—thanks for the help all

marinelife's avatar

One caveat. Y has already said he is OK with you using his name, right? If so, I agree with the other posters.

Good luck on the job.

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