Do you think it is feasible to get an invitation for an interview within top tier consulting firms based on online applications, without having a referral or without establishing a previous contact with someone from the firm?
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies
The absence of referral decreases your odds to be seen by the hiring manager. So basically, the chances exist all the time, but when they are supported by the established contacts or referrals there are much higher.
Of course it is! That's the path of the majority of applications. But having a referral drastically increases the likelihood of getting invited. If you see a path to securing a referral, you should do so!!
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