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Do most MBB candidates who get invited for an interview apply via referral?

Especially for offices like New York, San Francisco, Boston, London, Dubai etc.?

Especially for offices like New York, San Francisco, Boston, London, Dubai etc.?

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Hi Anonym,

there are referral programs and of course it is always good for a candidate to be recommended.

However (from my experience), most of the invited candidates apply without a referral.

Best regards

Marco-Alexander

Hi Anonym,

there are referral programs and of course it is always good for a candidate to be recommended.

However (from my experience), most of the invited candidates apply without a referral.

Best regards

Marco-Alexander

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Hi,

Not necessarily:

  • MBB is searching proactively for experienced hires
  • MBBs are hiring MBA, and many of them without referrals
  • Many offices are not that competitive and don't require referrals
  • Many resumes are good and don't require referrals

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Hi,

Not necessarily:

  • MBB is searching proactively for experienced hires
  • MBBs are hiring MBA, and many of them without referrals
  • Many offices are not that competitive and don't require referrals
  • Many resumes are good and don't require referrals

Best

How about undergrad candidates for offices in NY, Boston, San Francisco etc. though? — Anonymous A on Sep 10, 2019

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Dear A,

Of course, you can apply via referrals or via application system. But in my experience referral maximizes your chances to be invited for the interview.

If you need any further advice or help with referrals, feel free to reach out.

Best,

André

Dear A,

Of course, you can apply via referrals or via application system. But in my experience referral maximizes your chances to be invited for the interview.

If you need any further advice or help with referrals, feel free to reach out.

Best,

André

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Referral plays a significant role and not only in the ways you might be thinking about. If you are recruiting from campus, it helps to have a strong connection with your alumni as there are campus specific recruiting teams that shortlist candidates where alumni recommendations play a big role.

Wherever possible try and network before applying - coming from a trusted source you will always be viewed more positively than if you apply on your own

Referral plays a significant role and not only in the ways you might be thinking about. If you are recruiting from campus, it helps to have a strong connection with your alumni as there are campus specific recruiting teams that shortlist candidates where alumni recommendations play a big role.

Wherever possible try and network before applying - coming from a trusted source you will always be viewed more positively than if you apply on your own

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I can definitely tell you that the majority of candidates are NOT getting in through referrals, at least in the vast majority of developed markets.

I can definitely tell you that the majority of candidates are NOT getting in through referrals, at least in the vast majority of developed markets.

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