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Person is giving me the final round interview is my cousins friend. I’ve never met her but any confidence from this?

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If you were giving a second round interview to your cousins friend, would you recommend them for the role if you didn’t think they were a good fit?

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Use the mutual connection as an icebreaker, but move on quickly. Do NOT think of this as a reason to be casual or unorthodox in your interview. Remain incredibly professional and on top of your game so that it’s easy for your interviewer to advocate for you for the role and demonstrate no favoritism was involved.

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I think it will be like the person doesn’t even know you.... bc she doesn’t. Best of luck in your interview! Do well.

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The only way this may work in your favor is if you manage to talk about the mutual connection at some point in the interview to build rapport, or if your friend hypes you up

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