How does networking actually work?
I know this sounds silly but how does networking work for actually landing a role. Say I have a few people I know, some are executives in the company you want to work in but not in IB or you have friends or alumni at the.
You still have to apply online, etc but what exactly do you tell your friends or alumni? Hey go over to the IB MD and give him my resume? Hey talk me up and have him pick me. Etc.
At smaller firms I can understand because the person you know is likely to know the hiring manager and probably can affect the decision making.
In larger firms knowing alumni could help if they directly work for the MD in IB.
My friend is a MD at a BB butrole, what do I tell him? Walk over to a guy you don't know and throw my resume over the target kids lol.
I have an acquaintance at another BB directly works for IB but an associate.
I also know you never directly ask for the job or role you ask for an.
Just curious to how when you know somebody what do they actually do to get your resume into the right hand and convince decision maker to pick you