Initial CV/Resume screening at MBB - who does it?

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Anonymous A asked on May 27, 2021

Hi,

Does anyone know who does the initial CV/resume screenings at MBB, that decides who to invite to first round interviews? Is it junior consultants or HR recruiters?

Thanks!

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Udayan
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The process differs by office and by the type of role and where you apply

Typically when you apply on campus for roles (BA roles at target schools, Target MBA programs), there is a team of consultants that is responsible for going through your CV and shortlisitng it. They are usually alums of the school themselves or have strong ties to it.

For experienced hire roles, it depends on how you apply. If you apply via a partner referral then the HR will usually set up an interview process regardless. If you apply directly online then it is a combination of automatic filters and HR

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Ian
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Hi there,

It varies (but it's never junior consultants). It'll either be HR/Recruiters or a group of consultants.

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Hey there,

Depending on the office it is

  • an algorithm already sorting out applications, which fall short in several dimensions (education, work experience, other experience, etc.)
  • HR, sometimes junior, sometimes more senior
  • Consultants before events or referrals

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Antonello
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Hi, I confirm HR recruiters do it for junior candidates. Consultants only access to your cv the date of the interview

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