Referrals for rookies: After a few management positions in the industry, I'm starting a Msc Business Administration in September and I'm lining myself up for a transition in consulting. Although I have a question regarding referrals. In my book a referral is someone who can actually recommend you because they know who you are, how you perform etc. Yet, I see people here asking for referrals from strangers and strangers offering referrals. Does that even work??

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At the very least it gets a human to look at your CV/Resume. It's definitely not the same as having a senior level person personally message the recruiter to give you an interview.

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