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Interview preparation The New Secret Weapon in Interview Preparation: Get one-on-one advice from top City professionals at

It's getting tougher for ambitious candidates without a natural network to get the place they deserve. That is why former investment banker Magali McIntyre created, a new online platform connecting career hopefuls with professionals who've been there and done it.

Through Route in, candidates can arrange confidential meetings, held by phone or video-call, with experienced professionals from their target industries. These meetings can be mock interviews, case study tests or just open and frank discussions giving them better industry insight.

"We created the platform to give candidates without inside connections access to some of the brightest minds in the City. Through our platform any ambitious candidate now has the tools they need to get into the most prestigious organisations. We are revolutionising the way candidates approach recruitment processes. We didn't create Route in to be a standalone resource but rather a new high value-added component of the preparation process."

Magali talks very frankly about the challenges faced by today's high-flying candidates. "Today, candidates have limited opportunities to show their potential, if you have one shot at the career of your dreams you have to make it count. I have seen many smart candidates fail in their interviews just because they were ill-prepared and they had never been able to get honest feedback on their performance before."

This unique new service offers candidates access to professionals with experience in the most prestigious firms in investment banking, private equity, management consulting, law and accounting. The professionals in Route in's network are not interview coaches, they are highly-qualified professionals who have been in the industry for many years and have been carefully vetted by Route in's team.

Route in is built as a marketplace. At you can browse profiles of Route in's network members, filter for your industry preference and select the one who best suits your needs. Booking a meeting is then just a click away. Professionals set their own rates, which range from £30 to £300 per hour, depending on their experience, background and availability.

Since its launch in November 2012 Route in has been building its network of knowledgeable professionals and the team is happy to announce that it is now ready to take bookings.

For more information to book a meeting or register as a network member, visit