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Reasons to prefer Middle East offices. (Why Middle East other than family reasons)

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Hi,
about business reasons you can talk about:
- the growing trend of consulting in ME these years
- the industry served: make a research about RB, but usually Energy, Governative, and Telco
- type of projects - more strategic than in offices of established markets: M&A, large investments, growing strategies are very common in ME, while e.g. in Europe operations efficiency, cost-cutting, advanced analytics, and implementation are more frequent

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Hi,
about business reasons you can talk about:
- the growing trend of consulting in ME these years
- the industry served: make a research about RB, but usually Energy, Governative, and Telco
- type of projects - more strategic than in offices of established markets: M&A, large investments, growing strategies are very common in ME, while e.g. in Europe operations efficiency, cost-cutting, advanced analytics, and implementation are more frequent

Hope it helps,
Antonello

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Agree with all the previous posts. Chech out here >> https://www.mckinsey.com/middle-east, since you will have relevant information like the work of the McKinsey GLobal Institute in Smart Cities, etc.

I would enphasize the importance of having a personal connection to ME, to ensure that you are comitted to stay for some time there.

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Agree with all the previous posts. Chech out here >> https://www.mckinsey.com/middle-east, since you will have relevant information like the work of the McKinsey GLobal Institute in Smart Cities, etc.

I would enphasize the importance of having a personal connection to ME, to ensure that you are comitted to stay for some time there.

Cheers!

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Hi,

Here are some other ideas that you can use to structure your thoughts:

  • You can start with general facts about the local office. Something like “Sidney office is the fastest growing McKinsey office worldwide.”
  • If you have an interest in a particular industry or client this may also be a great reason. For example, BCG can be the only consulting firm working with airlines in your region.
  • You may address the different Global opportunities and office initiatives. E.g. international staffing can be a good opportunity to learn about business in a particular country
  • Try to combine professional and Non-business rational. If you have friends working in that company, don’t forget to mention them and what you’ve learned from their experience.
  • You may use your other personal experiences like working with this BCG, it's deliverables or as it's client
  • You can provide your personal experience of working with McKinsey Alums
  • McKinsey women / LGBT / etc. initiatives

Good luck!

Hi,

Here are some other ideas that you can use to structure your thoughts:

  • You can start with general facts about the local office. Something like “Sidney office is the fastest growing McKinsey office worldwide.”
  • If you have an interest in a particular industry or client this may also be a great reason. For example, BCG can be the only consulting firm working with airlines in your region.
  • You may address the different Global opportunities and office initiatives. E.g. international staffing can be a good opportunity to learn about business in a particular country
  • Try to combine professional and Non-business rational. If you have friends working in that company, don’t forget to mention them and what you’ve learned from their experience.
  • You may use your other personal experiences like working with this BCG, it's deliverables or as it's client
  • You can provide your personal experience of working with McKinsey Alums
  • McKinsey women / LGBT / etc. initiatives

Good luck!

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Hi Anonymous,

I would consider the following options:

  • direct connection with the area (you worked or studied there, have friends in the area, etc)
  • interests for specific sectors where there are more opportunities in ME (eg government projects)
  • higher growth or opportunities in the office in that region

Best,

Francesco

Hi Anonymous,

I would consider the following options:

  • direct connection with the area (you worked or studied there, have friends in the area, etc)
  • interests for specific sectors where there are more opportunities in ME (eg government projects)
  • higher growth or opportunities in the office in that region

Best,

Francesco

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