OK I have a phone interview coming up with a leadingfor an M&A position. I am a recent MBA grad and am currently working in finance (not banking). In my current role I work closely with somebody at this (fixed income side) and he has in the past offered to help me if I was ever interested in his .
My question is should I ask him to put a good word in for me to my interviewer? Could it help? More importantly could it hurt? This will be my first round interview.
Appreciate your thoughts.