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Referral from BCG principal

Anonymous A asked on Dec 11, 2018

Hello!

I have got a referral from a Principal and the application went through the HR. How long is usually the HR process? How much is the probability to go to the interview? Thank you!

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Vlad replied on Dec 11, 2018
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Hi,

  1. Depends on the local office. From a day to a month
  2. Pretty high (80-90%)

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Hello Vlad! I actually had a very different experience when all other conditions were met, but CV was rejected on the HR screening step. Still struggling to understand why.. — Alex on Dec 11, 2018

Anonymous B replied on Dec 12, 2018

Let us know when you hear back! Very interested to know as well. Good luck!

Anonymous B replied on Dec 12, 2018

Let us know when you hear back! Very interested to know as well. Good luck!

Guennael replied on Dec 11, 2018
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Vlad's 1st answer ("from a day to a month") is usually correct. Please realize there's also a long tail - my own application took a few months actually.

Probability of interview... assuming the Principal is respected and recommendation is heartfelt / supported in fact, likelihood pretty high indeed. if Principal is not well liked, recommendation not sincere or of the "I've seen Anonymous A once, 6 years ago I think", likelihood of interview drops significantly as you can imagine.

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