After not being able to get a job through OCR, me and a few colleagues have been cold emailing and cold calling local boutiques and funds to try to get something for the summer.
I am wondering, how common is it for colleagues to "steal" a lead? For example, a boutique tells me that I have an interview next week, I tell my friend (either voluntarily or he asks for it) and he realizes that they are hiring. How likely is he to call the same boutique to try to get an interview?
Also, each interview I am going to be up against 5-10 other people, so am I significantly increasing the competition (assume my friend and all the other applicants are of similar quality) by revealing that a lead exists? or should I keep my mouth shut till I have an offer?