Executive Referral for Netflix, Google, a guaranteed Interview?

New 45&lex
Aug 20, 2018 11 Comments

Is a referral from very senior leadership at a top firm a guaranteed interview? Specifically, Iโ€™m targeting Netflix, Snap, Google, and MBB consulting firms.

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  • Netflix Atomicrobo
    No. Unless that executive is the hiring manager for the role you are looking for and they believe you are the ideal fit for the position.

    Otherwise, all hiring managers are free to make their own decisions, regardless of where the resume came from.
    Aug 20, 2018 3
    • New 45&lex
      OP
      Top ten worldwide MBA, ex big 4 and I have an in with the highest of leadership so thank you for the response. Nice to level set expectations. Makes sense about autonomy for hiring managers to make the call.
      Aug 20, 2018
    • Netflix Atomicrobo
      I understand that youโ€™ve got a pedigree but that might not be what the HM is looking for.

      I strongly recommend applying for roles you are not only interested in but can excel at. Sometimes thatโ€™s at a level you would deem lower than you should apply for. But donโ€™t focus on the title. Focus on the responsibilities and your contribution. If you are a compelling candidate that fits what the HM is looking for, they will reach out. I was a random applicant via their website. I was hired. Most of my team came through random applicants.
      Aug 20, 2018
    • Panasonic Avionics Tac0s
      His pedigree degree couldn't tell him this? I'd want my money back. ๐Ÿ˜
      Aug 21, 2018
  • Cisco Go!
    If they hand over the resume to hiring manager in person then your resume is guarantee to be viewed?
    Aug 20, 2018 0
  • Panasonic Avionics Tac0s
    Do it and let us know? ๐Ÿ™„
    Aug 20, 2018 2
    • New / Product
      nicebot

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      Need leads to PM roles in SF. Thank you!!
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      Also send my resume and tell them we come as a package deal
      Aug 20, 2018
    • New 45&lex
      OP
      Ha. You got it.
      Aug 20, 2018
  • Netflix Johnny5
    The Resume would get a good review. Nothing guaranteed beyond that.
    Aug 25, 2018 0
  • McKinsey Moonface
    MBB itโ€™ll get your resume viewed.. but you still have to pass the case like everybody else.
    Aug 22, 2018 0
  • Netflix Antoni
    For an internal referral you'll at least get a contact from the recruiter, even if just to tell you it's not a fit.
    Aug 21, 2018 0

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