I found it very easy to get my foot in the door at Direct Capital without any type of referral as I simply just picked up the phone and called the recruiter who had posted the position. My first interview was with the recruiter and then the manager who I would be working for. Both of them were phone interviews, and lasted about 30 minutes. I was invited in for a series of back to back interviews with four members of management who I would be closely working with if hired. I was there for about 2-3 hours. I got an offer the following week, and started the week after that. My advice to someone trying to get hired, is to pick up the phone and get in touch with the person who is doing the hiring and get on their radar. Otherwise, your just going to be a piece of paper in a stack of other resumes.