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Rescheduling A.T. Kearney interview

Anonymous A asked on Oct 23, 2018

A.T. Kearney reached out to me with a very short notice interview, they emailed me today for an interview after tommorow. It is not a great time for me, is it fine if I ask them to reschedule my interview or would it be a bad idea.

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Since they reached out so short notice, it is totally reasonable that you wouldn't be free in 2 days. Just tell them you unfortunately are not available and if you could re-plan the interview in 1-2 weeks.

Benjamin replied on Oct 23, 2018
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Hi,
As an ex-ATKearney, I recommand to re-schedule.
It's simply useless to show up if you're not ready.
Think about it this way : The fact they invite you confirm they are interested on your profile, but you only have on opporutinity to demonstrate your skills. So if you re-schedule it there's no reason for not inviting you again.

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You can absolutely ask for another time. In our collective experience, consultancies have generally been very acommodating - it makes sense too: they don't want to waste their time and yours.

At the very least, asking for a reschedule will not harm your chances; worse thing they can say is no & you have the interview 2 days from now

PS: Rules might be a little different if you are going through school recruitment

Good luck!

Benjamin replied on Oct 31, 2018
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any feedback to share with others on what they said finally ?

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Hi Anonymous,

it is totally ok to reschedule your interview if you are not ready, in particular if you receive a short-term notice.

I would avoid though to reschedule more than once, unless really necessary.

Before proposing the new time I would thus recommend to calculate the number of days you would need to have proper preparation - if in doubts, postpone later rather than earlier.

Hope this helps,

Francesco

Anonymous B replied on Oct 23, 2018

Was it ATK London? I had a similar situation last week and they were just asking on the 'off chance' I was free. It was no problem to say "sorry, I need more notice to plan my diary".

Anonymous A replied on Oct 31, 2018

Thank you all for answering my question, I was able to easily reschedule my interview though only by a week but that was enough for me!