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Anonymous A asked on Jan 16, 2019

I am interested to apply to McKinsey but I am unsure which role would be best suited. I have a LLB from the UK and 3.5 years of experience (1.5 in due dilligence research and compliance plus 2 in public sector advisory). I have been told by my local office that hiring target for Business Analyst for 2019 have been met and if I am keen, I should apply in Q3 for 2020 intake.

Should I consider applying for the Junior Associate role now or wait to apply in July for Busines Analyst role?

Thanks!

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Francesco
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replied on Jan 22, 2019
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Hi Anonymous,

this really depends on the country where you are applying, as in different countries people with same seniority join at different levels (for example, at BCG a PhD graduate would join as senior associate – pre MBA position – in Italy, while could join as Junior consultant in other countries). The best thing would be to find a referral for your application (which would strengthen your application anyway) and ask him a suggestion given the policy of your local office.

Hope this helps,

Francesco

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Sidi
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Hi Anonymous,

I believe with 3.5 years of experience you should apply for the Junior Associate role. Just make sure that your overall profile is well-rounded and meets McKinsey requirements in terms of academics, work experience, and leadership.

Cheers, Sidi

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Vlad
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Hi,

Actually, the Junior associate role is more senior than the Analyst role. Thus you can either apply for an analyst now or wait to apply as a Junior Associate in 1-2 years.

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