My friend just got a job at Gilt. Then again she is like a brilliant ex-consultant taking a 200% pay cut to do it. She is amazing, and she barely got in the door.
Have you ever read the descriptions Gilt has for jobs? They are insane. THey have specifics as but have a stellar GPA from an Ivy league school, plus have a lot of very specific work experience. I guess either:
1) They post positions but aren't quick to fill them
2) The economy sucks enough where they somehow get exactly what they are looking for to fill the jobs.
Something tells me your friend was as well very well connected with someone inside Gilt.