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Is it a good idea to name consultants in cover letter?

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I have met consultants at most levels within MBB - should I mention their name(s) in my cover letter?

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Vlad replied on 07/07/2017
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Hi,

You can definitely do that. But even better if a consultant who knows you could make a reference in the system. Thus you will significantly increase your chances to be invited for a test/interview and the consultant who made a reference will earn some money. Of course, it should be someone you know, not just a random person from Linkedin.

Typically if someone makes a reference he has to point out why you are a good fit for the company and something exceptional about you. So make sure that he has that information

Best,

Carlos
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replied on 07/07/2017
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Hi,

Absolutely, especially if you have talked with them multiple times and you're confident that they remember you. Sometimes the recruiting team refers to the names you mention in order to have a sanity check on your application - it helps put a face and personality to your application.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out and good luck with your application.

Best,

Carlos