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Anonymous A asked on Jan 06, 2018

Hi all,

Does it matter much if an associate versus project leader refers you to the firm?

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Andrea
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replied on Jan 07, 2018
Former BCG Principal and decision round interviewer

In US what level is the person who refers you is not a differentiatior on whether to grant a person an interview or not.

However, if it is a Partner referring your candidacy, it might carry little bit more weight to grant at least a first round interview especially if s/he knows the candidate well and can speak about her/his abilities.

This is because Partners have greater experience and thus usually greater ability to understand whether the candidate is a good fit or not.

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Vlad
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replied on Jan 07, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

In short - it does not matter THAT MUCH.

If your resume is strong - it doesn't make a difference. If it is not strong enough and you have some weak points in your resume (unclear career switch, etc) - it might help.

Another advantage is that Project Leaders have a bit more power to check your feedback after the first interview round and provide that information to you.

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Anonymous B replied on Jan 06, 2018

Hey,

It sure does matter. Usually the chances increase with the higher designation referal.

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