I am an experienced hire with 5-6 years business transformation experience looking to move on from my first (not big4) consultancy firm. I have a solid CV and a preference for specific firms where I do have close ex-colleagues that would be happy to refer me.
I was wondering whether there are any views out there whether it is more successful, more lucrative, quicker, etc. to apply:
(a) Via a recruitment agency that I point in the specific direction
(b) Direct with the organisation for either advertised or not advertised roles
(c) Using a colleague within the firm to refer me
Any info would be much appreciated!!
I have seen the 2007 top-consultant recruitment report which broke down percentages applying and success rates via different routes, but did not provide a comparison.
Thanks in advance.