What is the difference between a lead and a referral?

You’re submitting a lead if you will not be directly speaking to the talent about the job opportunity at your company.

In case of a referral - you’d be speaking to the talent and prompting them to apply for the job directly.

Please note that your company may have different incentive structure for a lead and a referral, depending on their policies.

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