For Employers

Will my vacancy be advertised publicly?

No, your vacancy will only be visible to Go Refer Members and the candidates which they invite to apply for the position.

Why Go Refer?

Our community of technology and security experts work in the industry themselves, so understand the unique skills required for specific jobs. Their collective contact network is also extensive, meaning that they are able to refer top quality candidates from a variety of backgrounds.

The power of these referrals is huge.

People pay twice as much attention to recommendations from friends. An impressive 92% of people trust recommendations from people they know, vs 37% of people that trust search engine ads, and 24% of people that trust online banner ads. This means a higher engagement level of your applicants.

Go Refer allows you to reach security and technology professionals that can’t be found elsewhere by monetizing the referral process. This means you will uncover candidates who are perfect for your jobs, but might not have been actively looking for a move, improving the quality of candidates you receive and reducing your time to hire.

However, you also get all the benefits of having an experienced recruiter in the form of your Account Manager, who will screen CVs, schedule interviews, manage feedback, negotiate contracts and perform all the tasks you would expect of an external recruitment consultant.

How much does it cost?

Advertising on is free, and we work on a success only basis. This means that you can post a job, review CVs and interview candidates for free. A fee is only due if you then decide to hire ones of those candidates – in which case we charge a flat rate of 10% of the candidate’s base salary.

How do I post a job?

If you’re interested in posting a job on please get in touch with our team to discuss your requirement. They’ll ask for a copy of the job description and a 20 minute call with the hiring manager before the job description can be shared with our members.

Will I receive my applications directly?

No. The Go Refer team will screen the applications and create a shortlist of candidates who we think are right for the job.

Why do you make your own job descriptions?

We understand the importance of having a clear and engaging job description. We’ll combine the information you send us with our hiring manager briefing call to create specs which really help our members understand exactly what candidate you’re looking for.

I have an internal recruitment team, why use Go Refer?

Many of our clients have a team of internal recruiters who use job boards, LinkedIn and advertising to attract candidates. Go Refer should be used in combination with these existing talent sourcing initiatives. We are able to provide a better depth and breadth of qualified applicants by transforming the market into an extension of your recruiting team. You only incur a fee if you hire someone through us, so advertising and browsing applications is completely free.

For Members

Why Go Refer?

Become part of the Go Refer community and as well as getting access to exclusive jobs, you’ll have the opportunity earn money for charity by recommending people you know for vacancies advertised on

Recruitment agents charge thousands of pounds for putting their network in touch with their clients. We think there’s a better way of doing it.

We provide a platform which connects hiring managers directly with the technology professionals who actually understand the jobs posted and have the contact network to fill the positions.

By removing the middle man the cost of hiring is reduced, and we also do a bit of good by donating money to charity!

How do I join Go Refer?

Just press ‘Sign Up’ on our home page and fill in your details

How do I earn money for charity through

If you know someone who is a good fit for one of the positions advertised on our site, just visit the job listing, click ‘Generate Referral Link’ and share it with them.

If they apply for the job and are successful, we’ll contact you to organise payment to a charity of your choice.

Can I refer more than one person for the job?

Absolutely. If you know more than one person who is right for the job, get referring!

What if I want the job myself?

If you think you’re the right person for the position, feel free to apply directly.

Someone I referred got hired. What happens now?

That’s great! Go to the Referral Centre and hit ‘Referral Fee’. Fill out the details about who you referred – we’ll confirm the hire and start processing your donation immediately.

Do I need to be a recruiter to become a member?

Definitely not! In fact, none of our members are recruiters. They’re just well connected technology and security experts who want to earn money for charity by recommending their friends for jobs. Our internal Go Refer Account Managers will take care of all the ‘recruitment’ side of things (interview scheduling/ presenting offers), you just identify the candidates.

Is my membership anonymous?

Absolutely. Companies will only receive information about you if you actively send your CV to them through the site. If you click ‘Share Referral Link’ and don’t select ‘Send anonymously’ then the recipient of that message will know you were the sender. Companies do not have access to our member database. If you submit a friend’s CV, only their profile will be shared with the client, not yours.

For Candidates

Why Go Refer?

Go Refer is completely free of recruitment agents. This means that when you apply for a job you’ll know what salary the employer is looking to pay for their new employee. Absolute transparency and no middle man dictating your terms. Recruiting as it should be.

If you’ve been referred to our site, it’s because one of your network thinks that you’re a great fit for one of our jobs. Follow the link you received to be submitted for the position.

I’ve been hired! How do I claim my €500 charity donation?

Congratulations! If you’ve applied for a position through Go Refer and got the job, go to your candidate dashboard and hit ‘Sign on bonus’. We’ll confirm the details with your new employer and start processing your charity donation right away.