1. Apply for the brazilian office and request the transfer after some time;
2. Apply directly for some European office;
Let's first assume I choose option 1, could you tell me:
A. How long should I wait to request a transfer for an internacional office? - you can not request a transfer unless you have a valid reason for this. The valid reasons are:
- Spouse living and working abroad
- Support from the EU office - basically the partners should want you work there.
However you can do the projects in Europe / have a rotation (depends on the particular company)
B. What could influence the outcome of this transfer request?
On the other hand, if I choose option 2:
A. Do I have to be in Europe to apply to an office there (presencial tests and interviews) or can I do that from Brazil? - You can be anywhere but you should have a work permit to work in Europe. Or you should be graduating from a top MBA (in that case MBBs are ready to make you a visa)
B. Does being a foreigner have any influence in the perception of interviewers?
So, can anyone who had worked at BCG, McKinsey, Bain, Oliver Wyman A.T. Kearney and other firms offer the perspective on the questions above? - if you have a work permit and know the local language - you are in the same boat with the other candidates