In Hiring, a Friend in Need Is a Prospect, Indeed

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Author: Nelson D. Schwartz | Source: New York Times | Published: January 29, 2013

Riju Parakh wasn’t even looking for a new job.
But when a friend at Ernst & Young recommended her, Ms. Parakh’s résumé was quickly separated from the thousands the firm receives every week because she was referred by a current employee, and within three weeks she was hired. “You know how long this usually takes,” she said. “It was miraculous.”