Does the 1-2 year restriction ban for MBB apply if you get auto-rejected before any test/interview offer?

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Anonymous A asked on Aug 28, 2020

Got a quick rejection, it seemed as if probably the resume didn't make it through. Wondering if this would hurt me in the long run.

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Anonymous replied on Aug 30, 2020

Dear A,

I won't hurt you, but you have to wait over ban period before you next application.

Best,
André

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Francesco
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replied on Aug 29, 2020
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Hi there,

It won’t hurt you long term, but you still have to wait the end of the ban period. As you said, it is usually 1-2 years, depending on the position (internship or not) and country.

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Francesco

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Robert
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replied on Aug 28, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

There is no global uniform policy on that at MBB, but mostly yes even though it is less strict in practice. Especially if you apply via a referral, which is the preferred way anyway.

Reason for that is logical - if you don't have the credentials for MBB under your belt now, it will take time for you to develop them. If your application documents were just sloppy, it's an unfortunatey situation. In this case don't speculate but grab your phone and call your HR contact to discuss your individual situation!

Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind and give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote below!

Robert

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Clara
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replied on Aug 29, 2020
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Hello!

Indeed yes, you would get banned for a certain period of time.

This period varies across geographies, companies and also tenures, but it´s between 1.5 and 2 years.

It´s also a logical thing: if your CV gets rejected now, you need some time to add new stuff and go through the filter again.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Gaurav
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replied on Oct 29, 2020
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Hi there,

It’s definitely will not hurt you, you just need to wait 1-2 years and then reapply again. The timeline depends on the offices. Before it you can work on yourself, supplement your CV and participate in the projects which will be appropriate for the vacancy you would like to reapply or also acquire new skills.

I wish you all the best!

GB

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Ian
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replied on Sep 01, 2020
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Hi there,

It doesn't necessarily hurt you, you just need to serve out the ban period and re-apply when it is over.

However, in order to not miss your shot again, you need to ask yourself the following:

1) Have you gained more experience?

2) Have your showed progression (promotion and added responsibility) at your job

3) Does your resume look better? (Better format, sharper bullets, etc.)

4) Have you networked with the company + office?

If you answered "No" to more than 1 of the above, do not re-apply until you've addressed the above Otherwise, you'll have ruined your chances a 2nd time.

In Summary: how do you improve your screening chances?

1) Gain experience (internships, bootcamps, classes, stratups, extracirriculars, etc).

2) Network - speak to multiple people across offices and aim to get a referral

3) Review your resume - make sure your formatting is sharp/consistent, key words/experiences pop, and your experience bullets are properly written.

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