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I’m currently working as part of the marketing team for a MBB firm, but want to transfer over to the consultant route. I know this isn’t really a typical transition but I was able to get pretty close to some partners and other consultants while in this position. How much would a referral from such people help me get an interview/ foot in the door?

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I don’t think you need a referral, just speak to them and let them know your interest in a role and get their advice. They might be able to vouch for you or even hire you directly into their teams

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I don’t think it’s a slam dunk. I think they may be willing to have you interview but will need to have similar qualifications as the consulting staff in terms of schools, grades, etc. Just the way McKinsey worked when I was there, anyway

Need some PR though 😄

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