I am looking forward to starting my career as a management consultant in the MBB, specifically in Mckinsey(as a Junior Associate/SBA). I have a question regarding cross-regional recruitment at McKinsey. I am an Indian by nationality, planning to move to Canada or GCC countries. Even though there is an option(in the application form) to choose any country one likes to work in, I am skeptical about the chances to get accepted in a foreign country. I was told by a McKinsey Canada employee that it might be difficult to get into an entry-level role at Mckinsey Canada because they usually recruit graduates from Canadian schools during recruitment season for such roles.
Is the case any different for GCC countries? Will it be practical to apply to their Qatar/UAE/KSA offices from my country of residence i.e. India?
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Thanks, Cristian. But as Ian has also mentioned, I believe GCC countries are still receptive to cross-regional candidates. I hope to leverage networking to get there. Thanks again for your time and consideration.
That's fair, they are more flexible. I actually worked with two other Asian candidates who got offers in GCC, but both already had some sort of link to the region before. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!