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Offer vs job start - how long?

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Recent activity on Nov 17, 2017
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Odeh asked on Nov 17, 2017

Can people offer some insight into the lag between receiving a job offer from MBB and actually starting? I get the sense that this takes a few months at least - but it's variable. Why is that? Is it HR? time to leave your current job? something else? Thanks for your help.

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Hi Odeh,

the starting period is usually between 1-2 months and 6-8 months after you receive the offer, according to the following:

  • Your needs: current job notice, graduation needs, family needs, etc
  • Company needs: may depend on:
    • Needs for current projects
    • Expected needs for future projects (Summer/Winter breaks would play a role here as many projects starts in September or January in Western Europe and US)

The HR department is normally flexible on your needs, you can thus usually agree on a time good for both without issues.



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