Q: In the email notifying me of this there was no mention of a waiting period for my next application and I was planning on applying to my home office with a referral. However, I came some threads from Preplounge stating there is a waiting period ban of 1-2 years. So, I'm a little confused if I'm allowed to reapply?
When you are rejected in consulting you normally have a global ban of 12-24 months - that’s because there is no reason for them to screen again your application right away. The exception is if you are applying for different positions (eg intern vs full time), in that case some companies allow to apply again sooner.
If you want to apply again, you have basically two options:
- Wait until the end of the ban
- Find someone that can refer you for the new position, mention explicitly the previous rejection, and see if they can help, ideally having them interact first with HR. There are no guarantees this will work though. With this second option you normally have to:
- Show relevant improvements in your CV that justify the earlier application
- Wait a minimum amount of time anyway (I would wait at least 6 months)
You can find more on referrals below:
▶ How to Get an MBB Invitation
▶ The Exact Steps to Get a Referral