I am a MSc graduate with 1.5yrs full-time work experience, and I am considering a consulting career in the Middle East.
More specifically, I am planning on applying to MBB and Tier 2 entry-level positions (Associate/Business Analyst depending on the firm).
As I speak to different people working in the offices I am interested in , I would like to better understand how important is it who is referring me for the position.
I understand that the higher the level the better, but is a referral from 1 or 2 levels above my target position (Consultant/Senior Consultant) considered “enough”?
Or is it strongly recommended to secure one from a more senior person (Engagement Manager, Partner etc)?