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2.5 years at Tier 2 or 3 consulting firm 🤷‍♂️ and looking to transfer to MBB (preferably). I know 3 people at M, is it weird to just hit them up and ask for a referral?

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It’s weird if you haven’t kept in close touch with them. How can they refer you if they haven’t seen you in a professional capacity in five years, for example? If you have kept in touch, then I do not think it is weird and say go for it

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Depends? 🤷‍♂️ who are they? Are you close?

I dont see why not. Chances are they’ll get a nice referral bonus in return. And you get to join the firm you prefer. Everyone wins

Not at all - you’ll never get a referral if you don’t ask.

I disagree. I dont even know if there is referral bonus. I refer if I want to work with her, she would do great, and would be proud to have her as my colleague.

I went the route of reaching out to them to ask more about a position that was posted. That’s an easy icebreaker to see about their experience, catch up, etc.

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