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Is it worth trying to get a referral to a company from someone completely unrelated to the function of the job you're applying to (e.g. a referral from someone in an R&D position for a job in BD)?

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In my experience, the best case scenario is when the person giving the referral is able to get the resume directly to the hiring manager, and give a personal recommendation. I suspect that a referral going into the system is better than a cold application, but I don't know by how much

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