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Looking to apply to Product / Program Management roles in tech, are referrals needed to get interviews or is it possible to get picked without referrals?

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I’m very interested in a particular Program Manager role with Microsoft so I would like to position the application in the best possible way. Background: software engineering, technology consulting, product management (brief stint) and management consulting (digital focused)

Every interview I’ve gotten at MSFT is from cold applying. My referrals never moved forward. They definitely have people going over resumes in the online system either way!

That’s awesome! Congratulations 🎉

I interviewed with Facebook, Amazon and Google through cold applications

SC 1 could I PM you? Also interested in this process

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