I interviewed with BCG at the end of 2020 and I made it to the final round interview but ultimately didn’t get the job. A few months later I finished my MBA and started working in project management as the job fell into my lap and I knew I had to wait to reapply to BCG again.
Now I am getting ready to apply again and I am wondering how to let them know that I’ve been through the process and had success before to try to increase my chances of getting past the résumé. Last time I name dropped a partner and a project manager who worked at the office I was applying to, neither of them work for BCG anymore. I didn’t have an official referral link but the partner did reach out to the recruiter I was working with to give me a verbal referral. Will all of this be on my account with my new application, should I mention in my cover letter that I’ve done this before and use that to highlight why I know BCG is the company for me?
i’m so worried of not even making it past the résumé stage when I’ve already made it so far before. any advice would be extremely helpful.