Dear all: would like to seek your advice on a few questions regarding Bain's referral:
(1) I have sent my CV to my referee last weekend. What would be a reasonable timeline to follow up with him whether he completed the referral process? I'm not really familiar with the referee hence I'm trying to avoid being too “pushy”.
(2) Is it normal that cover letter is not required? The referee told me that cover letter is not required and I have only sent him my CV.
(3) In Bain's case, is referral always completed via an internal portal? Last year when I applied to MBB, my referrals at Bain & McKinsey told me that they will “forward my CV to recruiter”. But I've heard that for all MBB firms, referral from internal portal is always required. Hence, I'm not sure whether my application has been referred properly.
Thank you for your advice!