Hello to you all!
I have two questions, and am happy to receive any answers, opinions or advice:
1. I completed my Master degree in November and am beginning my job search. My goal is MBB and I have been networking for several months with people in MBB and other firms (in-house) I am about to begin networking with people in second tier firms. I have some informational interviews set-up in mid-Dec. I have several contacts who said they will submit my CV as a referral when I want to apply (MBB and in-house). My question: is it better to apply in mid-Dec or wait until early January? Does it matter? For reference I am in Germany where the firms accept year-round applications, not only at certain dates. I still have a lot of preparation for case interviews but do not want to spend so much time/money preparing (I know I will need to hire help from one of the coaches on here) before I know if I even have a chance at an interview. When I receive an interview offer I will be able to prepare for the interview almost full-time.
2. Any suggestions on different companies or positions I should look into if I do not get accepted by an MBB, in-house or second-tier firm? While those are my goals, it is important for me to apply for other positions. Not only do I need the German interview practice, but also I do not want to put all of my eggs in one basket and in February come to find I have no job. I am looking for suggestions or opinions about different industries or firms I should look into (so far I have been seeing lots of jobs in marketing/PR in the suggested jobs beside consulting ones).