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How does a referral work in different firms?

Marta fragte am 27. Jun 2019

Hi,

I will be shortly applying for entry-level jobs at different consulting practices in Europe. I networked a lot to get referrals and now have at least one contact at each of my target firms ready to support my application. I am still doubtful about the procedure, though.

1) In most cases, the person offers to send an e-mail to HR before or after I submit my application online. In contrast to that, when a friend referred me to Deloitte I received a link from the recruiter to upload my documents to their portal.

One person even mentioned that there are two ways to make a referral: soft (e-mail) and hard, which bypasses the CV screening and a consultant can only use it once per year. Is this real?

I would like to know about it and perhaps network more to get stronger referrals.

2) I will be selecting 3 office preferences for each firm. What is the etiquette regarding referrals here? My thinking was to indicate 33% preference for each office (if applicable) and have my contacts send the referral e-mail at each of the 3 offices. I'm not sure whether it's acceptable.

Any ideas about this and further thoughts are welcome. Cheers

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Vlad antwortete am 27. Jun 2019
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Hi,

1) Most of the junior level consultants will make a hard referral (i.e. put you in the system) since they want a referral bonus. Partners will usually just forward your resume, but that's more than enough. So in your case make sure that they submit you through the system

2) There is no etiquette. The referral is made through a centralized system, so no need to resend it to different offices. You should make a decision based on the following:

  • Countries you can legally work at
  • Languages you can speak
  • Your actual preferences. Allocate the max points if you have a strong preference

Best

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