'Under Review' status meaning?

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New answer on Jan 29, 2023
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Prayash asked on Jan 25, 2023
Urban development expert with ~10 years of sector experience. Currently at WRI, ex UCL and SPA Delhi.

I had applied for a Knowledge Analyst role at BCG (Riyadh office) around New Year's. The application status has just changed to ‘Under Review’ (previous attempt at BCG never reached this stage and went straight to ‘Not Selected’). What does this mean? And how long before I can expect to receive another update?

Thanks in advance. 

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Cristian
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updated an answer on Jan 26, 2023
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Hi there, 

It means that your application is under review :) i.e., they are in the process of looking at it, as well as at other applications and deciding which ones to move forward with. 

Give it another week or two and you'll probably hear back from them in this time. I know there's a lot of anxiety associated with waiting, but try to keep yourself busy by other practicing your interview skills or applying to other firms. 

Let me also share with you here two articles that would be super relevant for you in terms of what to expect once your start working:

Best,

Cristian

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Hagen
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replied on Jan 26, 2023
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Hi Prayash,

First of all, congratulations on proceeding further than the last time with BCG!

I think this is an interesting question that may be relevant for many people. I would be happy to share my thoughts on it:

  • The "Under Review" status means that your application is being actively considered by the recruiting team and is in the process of being evaluated.
  • The length of time it takes to receive an update can vary, as the review process can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks depending on the specific role and the number of candidates being considered. It is best to reach out to the recruiting team if you haven't heard back from them within a reasonable time, usually 2-3 weeks.

If you would like a more detailed discussion on how to address your specific situation, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.

Best,

Hagen

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Dennis
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replied on Jan 26, 2023
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It is what it says. They are taking the time to look at your application to make an initial selection decision. Last time the switch from “Under Review” to “Not Selected” might have happened quickly - or it was a “Not Selected” right away for some reason.

In any case, you have to be patient and wait for their response. Best of luck

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Ian
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replied on Jan 26, 2023
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Hi Prayash,

It's under review :)

Basically, they're taking a look at your profile now. Good luck!

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Nicolas
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Hello Prakash, 

Congrats on unlocking an extra step in the process. You should hear back soon as they are reviewing your profile now and making the selection toward interviews. 

Best of success ! 
Cheers

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Florian
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Dear Prayash,

It means that someone started screening your application and documents. You should likely hear back soon (until mid-next week).

Fingers crossed for a positive outcome!

Cheers,

Florian

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Anonymous replied on Jan 29, 2023

Likely your application is under review, but if it is almost a month, I recommend to reach out to the recruiting team and request updated and estimated timeline. 

Good luck!

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Moritz
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Hi there,

This means that a pair of human eyes is looking at your application, as opposed to a bot/filter rejecting your application. That's what you want and if it's strong, you'll move forward.

Wishing you the best of luck!

Moritz

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Giacomo
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You passed the first screening stage so now your materials are being looked at. You just have to wait and see whether you now get invited to the next stage.

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Pedro
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In your previous experience, they immediately rejected after started reviewing your profile. This time they're taking more time. I guess it means it is not an immediate no, but has no meaning other than that.

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