kearney reapply

A.T. Kearney
New answer on Nov 12, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 10, 2020

Hi, I have a quick question about kearney reapplying requriement.

Someone told me I can still reapply to kearney if I did not get online test link or interviews.

Is this true?

Because I applied to kearney stockholm office this fall and got rejected from screening process. I assume this is partially due to my late application submission because I submitted 3-4 months later after the application opened. (It wasnt's closed until then so I just applied to give it a shot)

I would like to apply to different offices and it would be great if someone help me out on this.


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updated an answer on Nov 10, 2020
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Hi there,

Unfortunately you will likely have to wait 12-18 months before re-applying.

If you'd like to be sure, you can always reach out to HR to confirm.

When reapplying after the ban you need to ask yourself the following:

1) Have you gained more experience?

2) Have your showed progression (promotion and added responsibility) at your job

3) Does your resume look better? (Better format, sharper bullets, etc.)

4) Have you networked with the company + office?

If you answered "No" to more than 1 of the above, do not re-apply until you've addressed the above Otherwise, you'll have ruined your chances a 2nd time.

In Summary: how do you improve your screening chances?

1) Gain experience (internships, bootcamps, classes, stratups, extracirriculars, etc).

2) Network - speak to multiple people across offices and aim to get a referral

3) Review your resume - make sure your formatting is sharp/consistent, key words/experiences pop, and your experience bullets are properly written.


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replied on Nov 10, 2020
Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience

Hey, sorry to hear about the rejection. Its part of the process and almost everyone goes through this. Hope you are dealing with it well.

Regarding your question, if you have received an official rejection then you must wait for the frozen/ban period. If they havent specified anything please go back and clarify with HR/recruiter. Don't go by hearsay or assume anything. You must get the reply directly from ATK.

Its stating the obvious, regarding applying to other offices, again best check directly with HR/recruiter. Check out these threads too:


Make sure you know how to put forward a stronger application for second attempt. Search the Q&A forum for tons of tips and guidance.

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replied on Nov 11, 2020
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Hi there,

I am sorry for the rejection. The ban in consulting after a rejection is usually 12-24 months depending on the company and position. You may want to check with someone internally the exact length for your target office if that was not clarified.

Hope this helps,

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updated an answer on Nov 12, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

Hi there,

Sorry for saying that, but actually you can’t reapply until the ban ends. Usually, the ban lasts 12-24 months. The duration depends on the different factors: a position you would like to reapply and an office location.

After 1 year of a ban period, it’s better to reach HR out and discuss your current situation.

Do you need any further help?

All the best,



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replied on Nov 12, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Unfortunately the ban of 12-18 months seems to apply here :(

However, double check with HR


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replied on Nov 11, 2020
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Unfortunately, you can not reapply if you got a rejection. You don't know the real reasons for it. so I would check the resume.


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