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If so, you're in the minority, and you likely already knew it.
QUESTION: I have an old friend who works at a company where I really want to work. I've asked her numerous times, but she won't put in a good word for me. Is there something I can do to change her mind? Can I go ahead and tell them I know her?
ANSWER: There's no way to know for sure why your friend won't vouch for you. Maybe she's concerned that if you don't turn out to be a good employee, you could damage her reputation. Or maybe she likes to keep her personal life and her business life separate. Without asking her directly, and getting an honest answer, you can only speculate about her motives.
If you want to try one last time to change her mind about it, then you need to sit her down and hand her a copy of your resume or completed job application. Let her read it over, and answer any questions she has about it. Then tell her that you admire her employer, and if you worked there, you would be a good employee. Tell her that you were on time every day at your previous job, that you volunteered to do extra work when it was needed, and that you got along well with your boss and your coworkers. Tell her you always do your best to make a good impression at work. Tell her that you understand that the workplace is for business, and you would never confuse work time with social time.
If you can honestly say all of this to her and she still won't put in a good word for you, then it's never going to happen. If you find that you can't honestly say it, well, now you know why she hasn't introduced you to the boss.
And no, you absolutely cannot use her name without her permission. At the very least, you'll have one very angry friend. At the very worst, you'll lose both a friend and a job when you get caught.
Is there something about your career that has you stumped?