Bain Middle East Final Round then rejection - Can I apply again next year ?

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Anonymous A asked on Dec 17, 2019

Can I apply again next recruiting batch?

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Antonello
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replied on Dec 17, 2019
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Hi,
yes, it usually takes from 12 to 18 months to be able to apply again.

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Antonello

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Clara
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replied on Dec 17, 2019
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Hello!

Have a look at this similar post > https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/rejected-at-the-screening-level-whats-the-downtime-5424#first-answer

McKinsey HR recommends 12 months, I believe it won´t be different in BCG or Bain. The reason is that you need at least that time to actually add relevant new experience.

However, you could try some things, such as going to recruiting events that give you access to HR/visibility or trying to get a referral from someone from the office -which ensures that your CV gets reviewed by HR-.

Hope it helps!

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Clara

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Anonymous replied on Jul 29, 2020

Hi A,

Usually it's 12-18 months, but before next application better clarify with HR you listing.

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André

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Deniz
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replied on Dec 18, 2019
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Hi,

The simple answer is; yes you can apply, as most offices have a ban period of around 12 months.

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Deniz

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Vlad
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updated an answer on Dec 17, 2019
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Hi,

Usually, it's 12-24 months and you should check with HR when you can reapply

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Luca
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replied on Dec 17, 2019
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Usually you have to wait at least 12 months, but you should talk with the HR staff and ask. Sometimes they give you a "come back" chance, just to give you the time to study a bit more and work on your weaknesses before doing a new interview.

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Luca

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Gaurav
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replied on Nov 19, 2020
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Hi there,

The ban period usually lasts 12-24 months. I recommend you reach out HR and discuss your situation.

Do you need any further help?

All the best,

GB

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