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How Do I Tell Company That Friend is Slacker?

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Dear Experts,

What do I do when my best friend is applying for a job at my company and I don’t want him to work with me? I’ve worked with him before and he’s a total slacker. He already sent in the application and referenced me without telling me. I know they are going to ask about him and I don’t know what to say.

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

Q#218 Be honest. Don’t be mean about it, but get your message across without trashing him. You need to protect your career. (@gradversity)

Q#218 Grab hiring manager & tactfully share your concerns. Friendship and business are two separate things. (@jtodonnell)

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