If not selected to interview for 3 locations, when can I reapply?

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New answer on Nov 06, 2020
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Hiba
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asked on Jul 15, 2020

As a recent MBA graduate, I'm preparing to apply to McK and BCG but first am networking across the 3 locations to secure an interview for each. McK has been considerably harder to make any sort of connection with. If I don't get selected for interview for any locations of a given firm, can I reapply later to different locations?

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Robert
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replied on Jul 15, 2020
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Hi Hiba,

Not sure if I really got it right from your summary - if you have 3 locations each it's good that you can choose your preferred one for interviews. But for McKinsey (and I assume the same for BCG) you can only get interviews at 1 location finally.

In case you don't get an invite in one location for a given firm for a given role, you also won't get it for another location (although also their HR systems are not perfect - I saw already cases that applying in a different location was successful, even though it's not supposed to be from the firm's point of view).

You can re-apply later, but there is the usual 12-18 months minium waiting period.

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

Robert

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Ian
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replied on Jul 16, 2020
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Hi Hiba,

I believe you're referring to the office location options you can select when applying?

If you do not get invited to interview at any, unfortunately you will have to wait 12-24 months to re-apply. This does depend on the company + specific office.

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Francesco
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replied on Jul 16, 2020
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Hi Hiba,

If you apply online and are not successful, you won’t be able to apply online again for the duration of the ban (usually 12-24 months)

The only way to receive an invitation again during the ban is to use a strong referral (eg partner level), although there is no guarantee that it will work. Some people also try to cheat the system changing emails/names in the application, however, this also doesn’t always work.

If you apply via referral without an online application, your name may not be recorded. If that’s the case, you may be able to apply again during the ban period for a different office.

If you need help with referrals, I wrote a post with the exact steps to follow below:

https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/hey-everyonehope-all-is-well-3176

In case you need additional help, please feel free to PM me, I offer a class exactly on that.

Best,

Francesco

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Clara
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replied on Jul 16, 2020
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Hello!

It depends:

  • If you networking was not successful (= people did not engage enaugh to refer you) ,nothing happens, you can still do so by the traditional channels.
  • However, if you did apply but you did not pass the initial cut, you need to

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Gaurav
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replied on Nov 06, 2020
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Hi Hiba,

Were you invited for an interview?

If not, you need to wait 12-24 months until the ban ends. The timeline depends on the position and office location.

Do you need any further help?

All the best,

GB

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Anonymous replied on Jul 16, 2020

Dear Hiba,

In case of McKinsey you will be blocked in the system for 12-18 monthes if your application wasn't successful and you got a rejection. Only after gathering some other relevant experience you would eligible to reapply.

The location doesn't play any role, because in McKinsey as in the most international companies recruiting is under global base with standartized database. So if you apply to one location, you profile will be seing worldwide.

Which region you currently looking for? May be I would be able to help you with connections.

Best,

André

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