Given the current horrific market conditions, will connections still be able to play a role in the hiring process? One of my family members is VP at a BB...

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Nepotism is alive and well assuming you arent a vegetable but the road to BB employment will still be extremely difficult considering you have highly trained and desperate experienced hires who have been recently laid off.

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how about for internships


i think a VP would be tough... even in good times. unless you really know him well... About current climate, I think even connections with MDs still need not get you a place


unless you really know him well...

You read the part about family member, right?

A lot of firms take candidates with internal links over normal applicants. There are some pretty good studies showing you get better employees, very popular in HR right now.

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