BCG Rejection

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Anonymous A asked on Dec 13, 2019

Dear community,

I attened a BCG workshop recently. After the workshop a consultant called me and invited me to apply for an internship. I didn't reply immediately and got a call from the senior recruiter who again invited me to apply. It took me quite some time to write the cover letter for the application, because I really wanted to get my motivation through. During this time I got emailed again, whether I have applied, which I believed was really kind, since I have never experienced it.

I then submitted my application and wrote the senior recuirter that I have done so. Long story short, they straight up rejected me, without any feedback. I feel that is kind of weird, given the situation described above. I have asked them for feedback, but haven't gotten any response since.

I screened my documents to see if I had made any mistakes but couldn't find any. Do you know what could have happened? I am super confused as of now.

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Luca
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replied on Dec 13, 2019
BCG |NASA |20+ interviews with 100% success rate| 120+ students coached |GMAT expert 780/800 score

Hello there,

It seems really strange. Had they already seen your CV whent they invited you?
Maybe they started doubting about your motivations or you did something wrong with your application.

Best,

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Anonymous A on Dec 13, 2019
Yes, I had sent my CV to them for pre-screening before I applied.
Antonello
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replied on Dec 13, 2019
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Hi,
it sounds weird, how much time have you waited since the first request?
Feel free to send me the CV for a quick feedback

Best,
Antonello

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Gaurav
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replied on Nov 19, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

Hi there,

It's a strange situation. But it seems that you missed a chance as they had tried to contact you for 3 times.

Could you please send me your CV? I can check it for you.

All the best,

GB

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Anonymous replied on Aug 23, 2020

Dear A,

It look very weird.

How much time went since your talk with HR and your documents sent?

May be they doubt your motivation? Or they don't see your CV before?

Anyway, feel free to send me your CV for quick check.

Best,
André

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Vlad
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replied on Dec 13, 2019
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Hi,

I think you just missed the time window. Seems like they reached out 3 times and asked to apply. Probably you should have done it sooner

Best

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Deniz
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replied on Dec 13, 2019
BCG | A.T. Kearney | University of Cambridge | 350+ coachees | 5+ years of consulting experience in London, Dubai and Istanbul

Hi,

Did you get in touch with the consultant who invited you for the application? Sometimes, communication can get lost in the organization, and the people who are in charge of reviewing the CVs may not know that you were directly contacted by them.

Best,

Deniz

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