Hi, before sending out my application for a firm, i had a pleasant phone conversation with a consultants (around 2 years experience). He advised me to "name drop" him in the cover letter and referring to our conversation as this would increase (or at least would not harm) my chances. My cover letter is structured as follows:
(1) Intro (only "i want to apply" etc)
(2) Why consulting/why me
(3) Why this firm
How would you recommend mentioning the conversation? Do you think it makes sense to mention it at the very beginning in paragraph (1)? Or rather in the "why this firm" paragraph (3), for example, saying that he told me confirmed the great culture at the firm etc.?
Or do you have any other recommendations? :)