Here's my story.
TMT. A decade in industry, followed by a few years with a 'specialist' consulting firm. Then, a rather nice group strategy role. Really enjoyed my career, enjoyed the travelling, etc.
Unfortunately, I fell ill and was out for a couple of years. Better now. Took on some 'contracting' work. Decided that I want to return to a particular region and want to continue in TMT. But industry or MC? After talking to ppl in the region, both MC and industry, decided on MC and also target firm (one of MBB). Applied. Had call with HR. According to HR, I will be having case interviews.
Am still bloody good. Believe so anyway. Health-wise, am as good as I can get. Doing the contract work for a Big 4, I realised that I enjoyed (and missed) MC.
My problem is this. It's like 10 years since I last had a case interview. I am 'slow'. Reading through some of the cases, I take my time to structure them. I do get to the end, but am slow. I doubt I'll do well. Just gone into my 40s.
I guess the right questions are:
-- Am I thinking straight?
-- Would MBB really hire someone in their 40s at Project Leader or Principal level?