I approached a principal at Kearney Dubai office on LinkedIn with the intention of getting a referral (although l did not mention it explicitly). Principal replied saying that he recommends me to apply online directly as this is the only way for recruitment now.
My question is - is applying directly online really the only way to apply? (Which means no referral to be taken)
This is an important question since it determines whether l need to continue spending time and efforts networking to get a Kearney's referal for my application.
Thanks in advance!
Attached: my LinkedIn message
I am a corporate credit manager at (details omitted: an international bank) Dubai with 2 years of experience. Having been following you on LinkedIn for a long time, l reach out because l want to switch my career path to consulting and you also have a commercial banking background.
Appreciate that you are always busy, but I am available anytime if you happen to have free moments and want to call. I have listed some areas to start with:
(Point A: details omitted, but it is a question about his experience )
(Point B: ‘you want to know more about me’ )
Thanks for reading the whole message! It will definitely make my day if I can hear back from you.