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Asked by Tanya on February 12, 2017

If I got my interview through a family connection or though someone working at the company already, should I tell this to the interviewer or could that hurt my chances of getting hired?

Answered by Ashlyn, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on February 13, 2017

Hello!
I think it is always best to shy away from mentioning this in an interview without being prompted. Typically interviewers will ask how you heard about the organization or the position, and at that time it is fine to say "my friend or whomever recommended I check it out" and then go into what you liked and why you applied.  Good luck!

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