Thanks for the helpful advice you all provide here.
I have been unsuccessful with an Associate Consultant MBB application but encouraged to reapply in a year's time. I have managed to secure a couple of boutique strategy consulting offers in the meantime, so was wondering which would give me the best chance of being successful when reapplying to MBB; 3-6 months at two different strategy consulting firms, or 9 months at one of them? A few pros of each that come to mind are:
Pros of doing 3-6 months at either company: Broader experience, different industries, different people/cultures
Pros of doing ~9 months at one company: Looks more loyal/reliable on a CV, take on more responsibility
Any other thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks!