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Interviewing in two office?

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New answer on May 06, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Oct 27, 2019

I failed an accelerated round in one office for one of MBB (in Asia), and I somehow managed to get another interview invitation in an US office for the same company. I'm now wondering that if this would be a problem if found out? The other accelerated round was somehow off-the record as I didn't get a email for the interview. Thanks!

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Ian
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replied on May 04, 2020
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Hi,

You're quite lucky to get two shots - many are happy to even just get one!

Make sure you get feedback from the accelerated round. Pair this with a detailed review from an expert, and double-down on resolving your weaknesses.

Clearly your prior approach wasn't working, so have a long hard think about what you need to change to make this second chance count!

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Anonymous replied on May 06, 2020

Dear A,

If you haven't received any record from the first office, then it generally means that maybe you passed through the system and therefore you shouldn't have any issues with second interview. However, I would strongly recommend you to be very well-prepared.

If you need any help, feel free to reach out.

Best,

André

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Antonello
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replied on Oct 28, 2019
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Hi,

as stated by the other coaches, if the accelerated round has been unofficial/off-the-record, I would start to prepare the interviews and work on the negative feedbacks which prevent you to get the offer in Asia.

Best,

Antonello

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Deniz
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replied on Oct 28, 2019
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Hi,

It will not be a problem, as the preferences of the local offices supersede the default ban period. If you show a decent performance and thus receive an offer, no one will highlight that you were recently unsuccessful during your application with another office.

Best,

Deniz

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Thomas
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replied on May 03, 2020
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This will generally not be a problem. In the best case, different offices use different systems or rules. Nonetheless, if you have been invited it will not affect you negatively later.

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Francesco
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replied on Oct 27, 2019
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Hi Anonymous,

so far that the first interview was off the record, it should not be in the recruiting system (otherwise you would have not been invited in the US in the first place). Unless after the first interview the explicitly mentioned you cannot apply to other offices, I would not worry about that.

Best,
Francesco

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Vlad
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replied on Oct 27, 2019
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Hi,

First of all, at least at McKinsey, some offices are out of global hiring police and in that cases, you can interview with both.

Secondly, as you've noticed, it was an unofficial interview in your case

Thus, I recommend to concentrate on preparation

Best!

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