MBB Blacklisting?

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New answer on Oct 30, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Aug 24, 2020

How true is it that MBB firms blacklist your application after you are rejected? Can anyone share insights on this?

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Antonello
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replied on Aug 31, 2020
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Hi, I confirm if they reject you after cv screening or interview process you will be banned worldwide for up to 2 years (depending on the firm and the geography)

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Antonello

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Ian
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replied on Aug 24, 2020
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Hi, yes that's correct.

You will then have to wait anywhere from 12 to 24 months before you re-apply. (office-dependent).

When you do so, you need to make sure you have demonstrated real growth/progress in your career and have networked effectively.

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Gaurav
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replied on Oct 30, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

Hi there,

After the rejection you are banned up to 2 years. The length of the freeze period does vary by office. You cannot actually reapply earlier than the ban is over. You can ask HR about the cooling period exactly in the office where you would like to reapply.

I would recommend you use this time for upgrading your profile significantly, getting relevant work experience, and building relationships within the targeted company. This way you'll make things work when reapplying next time.

Hiring an experienced coach to get guidance would be a great option to maximize your chances.

Do you need any further help?

All the best,

GB

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Anonymous replied on Aug 24, 2020

Yes.

Actually you are banned for applying. And with next application you have to show your professional growth.

Best,
André

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