Applying to McKinsey middle east

Application McKinsey Mckinsey middle east
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 03, 2020

just got my MBA this summer, and Iwant to apply to McKinsey and assuming its the associate position. Im currently working and have no consulting experience.

My questions are

when is their recruiting cycle and when should I apply? would i be considered as an experienced hire?

Im applying to the Saudi office(Riyadh)

Thank you.

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Clara
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replied on Nov 04, 2020
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Hello!

Congrats for the MBA!

Important considerations here:

  • If you went to a target school for your MBA, leveraging their career office would be your best chance. In that case, there are indeed cycles, and consulting usually happens after Xmas
  • In McK -and this depends on where you did your MBA, becuase if it´s not considered top tier things change-, post-MBA roles are Associates, even if you don´t have previous consulting experience.

Good luck!

Cheers,

Clara

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Ian
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Hi there,

A few points here:

  1. You need to be networking. Not only will this improve your chances of getting in, but you'll get your answers to recruiting cycle and when to apply
  2. You would not be considered an experienced hire. You need to have worked for at least 1-2 years to be considered this
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Francesco
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Hi there,

Answering your questions:

  1. Have you checked with your MBA school? If it is a target school they may have a specific channel for applications / information on when to apply
  2. You would join as an Associate (post-MBA position), so not as an experienced hire

Best,

Francesco

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Gaurav
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Hello,

You wouldn't considered as an experienced hire, but as Associate.

About the terms of application - check you MBA school and ask HR about the details and specifically for your MBA school, if yours is the target one.

Cheers,

GB

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