Simple networking question I couldn't find the answer for

When networking (as a non-target, specifically) should you be reaching out to analysts, associates, or higher up? Does it matter? Can an analyst get you an interview?

Thanks, and sorry if this is simple, I've been searching around for the answer and I just couldn't find one.

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Comments (6)

Jul 9, 2018 - 5:16pm

Yeah during the process, they usually asks analysts/associates if they spoke with any interesting or potential candidates and that's when they would push for you if they like you

Jul 9, 2018 - 7:35pm

Huh, I didn't know that. Guess I didn't put 2-2 together. Sounds like networking at a few banks will be much easier than others!

Jul 9, 2018 - 5:27pm

Analysts/Associates are often a lot closer to the process than VPs/Directors/MDs. Almost all of the people who ended up pushing my resume/vouching for me to HR were Analysts, and maybe one or two Associates. That's not to say that higher-ups don't have influence, it is just that they are typically more removed from the process.

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