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I reached out to a BCG partner through cold email. Without chatting with me, the partner connected me with a recruiter. The recruiter offered to chat and answered any questions I have but didn’t ask too much abt my background. At the end of the conversation, she said something like “lmk when you apply and I will keep an eye out for you. “The partner definitely didn’t put a referral in cuz she still doesn’t know me yet. Should I let a friend of mine at BCG refer me then let the recruiter?

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Sounds like you don’t need a referral… Partners at McK don’t get referral bonuses but consultants do, so you might be doing your friend a favor.

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Yeah they’re very uncalibrated… They don’t have to do interview selections!

Cold email template pls 😌😌😆

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Have your friend refer you then submit then tell the recruiter you submitted. Recruiters can't refer because recruiting is their job.

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Thank you! I just realized that I didn’t finish my sentence lol. I meant to say "ask my friend to refer me then let the recruiter know” .

I did exactly that - reached out to partner, chatted with recruiter, then had a friend refer.

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Wow congrats!! And the timeline is super helpful. I am planning to apply soon and hopefully can hear back this year. Hope you have a great start at bcg!

Yeah cause we are hiring so much especially experienced mba /phd hires

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Is there a streamlined process now for your experienced new hires or lateral hires from other MBBs? We’ve made adjustments to recruit faster with the same bar. As an example, I don’t think we do a first and final round anymore. It’s smashed into a super day style

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