Hi all. I just thought I'd ask here to get some advice from people who have much more experience than me.
My situation: I recently had a second round at McKinsey which went ok but definitely not stellar. In fact, I did not get an offer. My feedback was really positive and the only negatives were: could have structured better in one of the three, and I had to be probed to get ideas which where then given.
I just completed university and therefore my future applications will be for the BA position again, but from a position of someone working. I will begin my career at Google in their SMBs consultative sales team. I value a lot this experience but ideally I would still like to end in consulting to gain a generalist experience and learn more about business and strategy. Possibly having the opportunity of an entering in and having sponsored a good MBA.
- I will begin soon at my new position but considering that the next recrutiment season for MBB will come in October with a possible start date for the following September, should I then apply again this coming year or the one after? (If I did this coming year I would have the PST score still valid at McKinsey since it counts 2 years and passing that is quite challenging already).
- How different are the expectations for someone with 1/2 years non-consulting experience compared to a university graduate? I am interested in pursuing the BA generalist scheme, but will I be expected to have a specific interest already since I am not coming from university?
- Are there any other things I should focus on that would give additional value to my application? I'm concerned that althought I made it to final round this time, I might not even pass the screening next time.
- How many times can one apply? If I get rejected next time will that block my chances once for all? I understand you may be able to apply countless times, but will my application be considered?
Thank you in advance for your insights and advice!