Why do so many of you seem to think you need a referral to get an interview at MBB? I’ve interviewed ~200 candidates and fewer than 10% had a referral.

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OP I think you need to look at % of referrals getting interviews vs. other channels to make the point you’re making. The general belief is that referral % is highest relative to channels, hence the push.

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I mean speaking from experience I got denied multiple times at the resume screen and then got a referral and magically within an hour of hitting submit on the next application I had a recruiter call me.

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Speaking from my point of view, non-target UG and currently at low tier consulting firm. I felt like that’s not enough to get an interview. I applied to BB in January and to M with a referral M. M was the only one I had the opportunity to interview with.

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M1 when you had them submit the referral did it send you a special link to apply?

Your referral person should be able to tell you. Depending on what / where you applied to, you either should wait or start one so that the referral gets attached in the system to your app

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