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I'm 24. Should I mention that I'm married?

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Anonymous A asked on Feb 14, 2019

I graduated with a Bachelor's from a target university less than a year ago and am now looking to apply for entry-level positions at the top-tier firms. Not sure what the culture is like at MBB concerning getting married early, but I could imagine it would at best be considered odd and at worst as incompatible with the MBB lifestyle. Is there a certain way I should frame my decision?

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Alberto
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replied on Dec 30, 2023
Ex-McKinsey Associate Partner | +15 years in consulting | +200 McKinsey 1st & 2nd round interviews

This is absolutely irrelevant

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Sidi
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replied on Feb 14, 2019
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers

Hi!

Frankly - this is irrelevant to MBB and not a criterion in any way. Mention it or not - it will not influence any decision, be it whether to invite you for interviews or whether to extend you an offer.

Cheers, Sidi

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Guennael
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replied on Feb 14, 2019
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Agree w/ Sidi - and many people are actually married at that age, depending on their communities (I can think of a number of Mormon friends in particular who have 2 or 3 kids by that time already); they were some of the best consultants in the office. Most every Partner has a family too btw, and these guys travel / work as hard as anyone.

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Vlad
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Hi,

MBB does not care about your marriage - pls feel free to say anything you want.

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Anonymous on Feb 15, 2019

Hi, i think you should mention this. There is no reason for hiding, as indicated in the comments before. They"ll find out anyway when you get hired.

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