Job referrals: How important are they?

My friend said that he could refer me to his company. I do not think that I would enjoy working there, but I am anxious about finding a job. What should I do?

Only ask for a referral if the company is a good fit. If you receive a referral, you should be ready to commit to that company’s interview process. Recruiters and hiring managers usually expedite referrals through the interview process, so make sure that you are adequately prepared for the interview stage if you decide to pursue a referral.