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Reject-reapply time

Anonymous A

I understand there is a reject-reapply rule for MBB firms. If I got declined in office X, and I know a partner from office Y willing to refer me to office Y.

Q: Would that change the waiting time at all?

Thanks everyone.

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Vlad replied on 12/11/2017
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Depending on how powerful the partner is and how much he will be willing to help you. I've seen different cases.

Otherwise, I would recommend waiting until it will be at least a year after the first application


Francesco replied on 12/11/2017
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Hi Anonymous,

it is rare to have a change in the waiting time, at least if the other office is in the same country. If you are in a good relationship with the partner, I would suggest to wait at least 6 months and ask him a feedback directly (since you have to mention anyway that you got rejected once, that should not make a difference in terms of his personal impression), following then what he suggests. Doing so, you will also need a clear explanation of how you improved in the meantime on the points you received as feedback when rejected.



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replied on 02/24/2018

Hey anonymous,

Being in a different country/continent might not change the picture of the waiting time, however if it's a specific position/role (which I'm tempted to assume it's the case as you say it's a different service line) and you have a Partner willing to support you, I don't think you will lose anything in trying. Worst case scenario: you will get a no, but that's also what you have guarantee if you don't try!



Anonymous A replied on 12/11/2017

Thanks both.

More context:

1. This would be a different continent entirely and a different service line.

2. Regarding feedback to improve on, none was given, rather than you are not the right fit for us at this time. This was a final round interview.