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How to get a job referral at Infosys India? + List of referrers
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Apr 26, 2024

How to get a job referral at Infosys India? + List of referrers

Still searching for a Infosys job? We have got you covered, learn how to get a job at Infosys through the referral process (along with examples). We have also attached a list of existing Infosys employees who are willing to give referrals.

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Infosys Limited stands as a stalwart in the realm of Indian multinational information technology, renowned for its comprehensive offerings in business consulting, IT solutions, and outsourcing services. Founded in Pune and presently headquartered in Bangalore, Infosys holds the prestigious title of being the second-largest Indian IT company. Notably, as of 2021, Infosys achieved a historic milestone by becoming the fourth Indian company to surpass the US$100 billion mark in market capitalization, solidifying its position as one of the top Big Tech companies in India.

Securing an Software Engineer role at Infosys is highly sought after for Indian tech professionals. However, gaining entry into this position can be challenging. While the conventional approach involves applying directly through the Infosys jobs portal, a more accessible and effective route is to obtain a referral from an existing employee.

In this article, we'll explore how you can leverage a referral to enhance your chances of landing a rewarding career opportunity within this tech powerhouse.

How to get a job at Infosys?

Coming to the main question first, how to get into Infosys. There are several ways of doing that. First go over to Infosys careers page and scour through it and find the job you're looking for. You can check active jobs on their LinkedIn page as well. Apply to the job and wait for your resume to get shortlisted out of hundreds of resumes. 

But if you’re looking for a more effective and an expeditious way to land a job at Infosys, you should consider following the referral process. This method entails asking current employees who can advocate for you within the company for a specific job role. The referral process is advantageous for three primary reasons: firstly, existing employees already possess credibility, so anyone they vouch for is likely to be viewed favorably. Secondly, if their referral doesn't meet expectations or leaves the company shortly after joining, it could affect their reputation within the company. Some companies have employee referral programs and employees get monetary incentives if their referral joins the company. Therefore, they have a vested interest in recommending candidates who are qualified and likely to succeed.

How to Get a Job Referral

Let’s talk about the process of how to get a referral at Infosys. Here’s a step by step guide for it.

Finding a Potential Referrer

  • Open LinkedIn and dive deep into research mode. Read and research about the company, its culture, and its employees. 
  • Try to find if anyone in your friend circle/ acquaintances/ college alumni are currently working at Infosys and reach out to them. 
  • You can install our chrome extension to cut through the manual process and see which of your 1st degree LinkedIn connections are connected to Infosys. You can even ask them to provide a referral through a 1 click easy process.
  • Don’t sweat, if the above step doesn't work. You can check out job referral sites which have a curated list of people who have agreed to give referrals in their companies. We have made a list of Infosys employees who have agreed to give referrals. You can check out a few of them below (install our extension to check the rest).
  1. Adithya Shet- Currently working as Test Analyst at Infosys | College: Visveswaraiah Technological University
  2. Ajit Singh- Currently working as Consultant (Technical Lead) at Infosys | Previously worked in Hughes Systique Corporation Hsc, Wayforward Health, Mikelegal | College: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi
  3. Datta Maske- Currently working as Product Owner at Infosys | College: IIM Indore
  4. Lokesh Jk- Currently working as Technology Lead at Infosys | College: Visveshwaraya Technological Universities (2005)
  5. Mahendran Anbarasan- Currently working as Senior Consultant at Infosys | Previously worked in Bonbloc, Wipro, Mphasis | College: Anna University, Chennai
  6. Mustafa Lightwala- Currently working as Specialist Programmer at Infosys | Previously worked in Deqode, Momskart, Codenscious Technologies Pvt. Ltd | College: Acropolis Institute Of Technology And Research, Indore
  7. Nishant Ketu- Currently working as Digital Specialist Engineer at Infosys | College: Jss Academy Of Technical Education, Bangalore
  8. Nitin Sharma- Currently working as Senior Principal at Infosys | Previously worked in HSBC, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited | College: Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Bhopal (2010)
  9. Sankalp Patel- Currently working as Java Fullstack Developer (Digital Specialist Engineer) at Infosys | Previously worked in IBM, Techmaestro, Google Developer Student Clubs | College: Shri Vaishnav Institute Of Technology And Science, Indore
  10. Sofia Noor- Currently working as Consultant at Infosys | Previously worked in NTT Data, Gradient M, Accenture, SP Global Ventures Ltd | College: Anna University, Chennai (2017)
  11. Srikar Padige- Currently working as Frontend Developer (React.Js Developer) at Infosys | Previously worked in Lima.Ai | College: Aurora'S Scientific, Technological And Research Academy, Hyderabad
  12. Subham Singh- Currently working as Senior Systems/Software Engineer at Infosys | Previously worked in Nanostuffs, Omnicloud, IBM, Amazon | College: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University Of Technology, Kolkata
  13. Syed Afnan Ahmed Khureshi- Currently working as Lead Data Scientist at Infosys | Previously worked in Kpit, HAL | College: BMS Institute Of Technology, Bangalore (2018)
  14. Vijay Kumar Reddy- Currently working as Azure Data Engineer at Infosys | College: Pydah College Of Engineering And Technology, Visakhapatnam
  15. Yashwanth Shankaran- Currently working as Intelligent Automation Developer at Infosys | College: Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College

  • Try to find people with whom you share a common interest with such as your ex- colleagues, college/ school mates, people from your hometown or people with mutual connections. If you don’t find anyone like that, try to find a mutual interest which you can talk about eg, interest in startups, finance or even anime.

You can also search potential referrers directly through LinkedIn

  • Search for Infosys employees in the search bar and then filter them using connection, location and college filter. You can also navigate to the "People" tab on Infosys’s LinkedIn page and search through the employees.
  • Remember to try to find people with maximum mutual interest and working in the same or similar role you want to apply for.

Crafting Your Request

  • Now that you've identified your potential referrers, it's time to prepare your approach. Remember, personalization is key here.
  • Start by researching the referrer's background and interests. 
  • Craft a LinkedIn message or email. 
  • Start with a brief greeting followed with an opening line using the shared interest (same college/ school, mutual connection/interest). 
  • Introducing yourself and explaining why you're reaching out. Be clear and concise about your intention, attach your resume and any relevant work sample.
  • Highlight how your skills and experience align with the job requirements and the company's goals and make it clear why you're a perfect fit for the role. Emphasize on how it would benefit both the organization and yourself. 
  • Don't forget to express your gratitude for their time and consideration.
  • Be patient about it and wait for at least a couple of days before sending a following up.
  • Be polite in case they refuse or don’t reply. Thank them for their time and make sure that you don’t burn the bridges. If they refuse, try to get their feedback and work on it.

You can check out sample examples of personalized referral requests below in this article.

Bonus Tip: Making it Easy for your Referrer

To make it easy for your referrer, consider providing a prefilled message that they can simply copy and send to the hiring manager. We have attached the template below.

Sharing the template below:

Hi [Hiring Manager],

I hope this email finds you well.

I'm writing to recommend [name] for the [role]. [name] and I worked at [company] together/ attended the same college and collaborated on various projects during our time there. He's demonstrated himself as a hard worker and a dedicated team player.

Sharing his contact details below:

Email: xyz@gmail.com

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

Resume:

Best regards,

[referrar]

Samples for asking for Job Referral:

Email sample for job referral: Reaching out to a college senior

Hi Anuj,

Hope you’re doing well.

I don't know if you remember me or not but I worked as a volunteer in your team in our annual college cultural fest. We worked directly in the stage play event when the judge canceled at the last minute and led to the whole event getting delayed, quite a fiasco it was.

I'm actually reaching out to you because I needed a small favor. I recently saw that a Software Engineer position has opened up at Infosys and I'm interested in applying for it. Would it be possible for you to refer me for the same? I have 1.5 years of experience as a Fullstack Engineer at Weekday (a YC backed startup) and I believe my skills and experience align well with the requirements of the Software Engineer role at Infosys.

I've attached my resume for your reference. If you're able to provide a referral or offer any advice on the application process, I would be incredibly grateful.

Thank you for considering my request. I truly appreciate your time and assistance.

I know that you’ll be submitting a referral in your internal portal but in case you’re going to mail the hiring manager you can use something like this.

Hi [Hiring Manager],

I hope this email finds you well.

I'm writing to recommend Amit Singh for the Software Engineer role. Amit and I attended the same college and collaborated on various projects during our time there. He's demonstrated himself as a hard worker and a dedicated team player.

Sharing his contact details below:

Email: xyz@gmail.com

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

Resume:

Best regards,

Anuj

Warm Regards

Amit

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

Sample of how to ask for referral on LinkedIn: Reaching out to a person with mutual connection

Dear Anuj,

Hope you’re doing well.

I got your reference from Akhil. I believe you guys went to college together. He is an ex colleague of mine, we worked briefly together at Weekday before parting ways.

I'm actually reaching out to you because I needed a small favor. I am actively looking for a new job and saw that a Software Engineer position has opened up at Infosys. I wanted to see if it would be possible for you to refer me for it? I have 4 years of experience in a similar role at a YC backed startup. I believe I possess the technical skills and relevant experience required for this role.

Attaching my resume for your reference. If you're able to provide a referral or offer any advice on the application process, I would be incredibly grateful.

Thank you for considering my request. I truly appreciate your time and assistance.

Warm Regards

Amit

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

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