Are referrals required even for students from target schools?

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Anonymous A asked on Jul 01, 2019

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Deniz
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replied on Jul 01, 2019
BCG | Kearney | 350+ trainees | 5+ years of experience in London, Dubai and Istanbul

Hi,

I would also advise having a referral to increase your chances to be invited for an interview.

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Deniz

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Anonymous replied on May 13, 2020

Dear A,

It's not mandatory, but referral will maximise your chances significantly.

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André

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Vlad
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replied on Jul 01, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

Yes, you still have competition. But if you are doing your MBA, you can ask your classmates ex consultants for a referral

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Gaurav
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replied on Feb 28, 2021
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

Hi there,

A referral can be a great instrument that helps you secure an interview invite.

However, it is not a 100% guarantee that you eventually get an offer because some points and effort must be given from your side as well.

The question is: How much do you really want to get the job? Of course, it is better to provide yourself with a referral for the targeted firm. Otherwise, you can not even get invited.

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GB

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