I've recently graduated from a top-tier business school in Europe and, quite unfortunately, I failed to secure an internship during my gap year in one of the MBBs (due to not only a lack of practice but also a lot of conceit on my end). Following my conversation with HR, I was told that I needed to gain "a couple of years of experience" before applying again. Following graduation, I did manage to secure a job position at a top 20 consulting firm in France and I was wondering the following:
- whether it was still possible for me to join a MBB after working for a few years, but not more than 2?;
- what are the evaluation criteria used in the case of an experienced hire? Are they, at their core, identical to a junior applicant or are there additional criteria that are being used?
Thank you in advance for your response.