how many jobs you applied before you land a job during your MBA?

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Anonymous A asked on Aug 24, 2020

how many jobs you applied before you land a job during your MBA? Getting a consulting offer is so hard. I couldn't even land an interview studying at a target MBA program.

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Ian
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replied on Aug 25, 2020
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It's definitely hard! And it's hard in so many ways

I know someon who got interviews to everywhere they applied (every major consultancy...around 12 interviews) BUT failed their first 11 interviews!

I also know someone who sat by and watched as everyone received interview invitations, only to receive a single interview invite with one of the final notifiers (a top-ranked tier 2). They nailed the only interview they got!

Keep pushing, keep hustling, learn from your mistakes and take everything in stride. The greatest accomplishments come from temporary defeat :)

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Antonello
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replied on Aug 31, 2020
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Hi, it depends on the period and in the office. The only thing to do is preparing the best CV and work on referrals. Feel free to text me to know how I usually work with my candidates

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Antonello

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Clara
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replied on Dec 31, 2020
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Hello!

Most people in MBAs apply not only to Consulting (MBB+Big4),but also all sorts of others. It´s a volume game also :)

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Clara

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Anonymous replied on Aug 26, 2020

Dear A,

It differs actually for many people and there is hard to generalise.

After my graduate education and first degree I have applied 40 times and 39 times were rejected before I get in first job offer. However, please, bare in mind that I was foreign international student from non-EU country applying in Germany, in German language and had already a huge disadvantage.

Then 3 years afterwards, having all the neccessary "know-how", I applied 7 times and got 3 job offers.

So as you see, you learn and your chances will improved.

If you need further insights in order how to secure your job interviews nowadays and how to convert them into offers, drop me a line. Happy to share my experience and give you the latest market insights.

Best,
André

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