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Is it okay to mention insight from experts from PrepLounge in your interview/cover letter?

Anonymous A asked on Aug 29, 2018 - 1 answer

I've received a huge amount of advice/insight from the experts on PrepLounge that have shaped my decisions on which companies to apply for, but not sure if it is deceptive to mention them in interviews/cover letters as we haven't actually "met" them. What are your thoughts on this?

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I assume you mean specific insights on firms - e.g. "Bain's focus on Private Equity, especially in London, is very attractive for me". In this case, there is nothing wrong with giving these are reasons - if anything, I would encourage you to use these insights as they (hopefully) should be non-generic and can show that you really did your research and thought about the question "Why Consultancy X?"

However, I would advise you not to say "from an expert on preplounge". Rather, say that you spoke to some "current/former employees".

Hope that helps!