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urgent: resignation notice for mckinsey job offer

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New answer on Jun 26, 2019
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Anonymous A asked on Jun 25, 2019

I have just received a job offer from mckinsey today. They wanted me to start in early july (about 1.5 weeks from now). My current employer has a 1 month minimum notice period for resignation. Should I accommodate mckinsey's date and possibly burn the bridge with my old employer or should I ask Mckinsey if I can start at a later date?

I know that McK urgently needs to hire someone and so my concern is that if I dont accommodate their date, they would give the offer to a different candidate? I currently have only received verbal offer via phone and not yet a written official offer letter

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replied on Jun 26, 2019
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This won't be the first time they've experienced this situation! Speak with them frankly - tell them your situation and emphasize that you never want to burn bridges, always want to do things the proper way etc. They'll 1) Understand this and 2) Respect+Expect this behaviour from a future McKinsey consultant!

They will let you start in a month.

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Daniel replied on Jun 25, 2019


first congrats on receiving the offer!

Honestly, talk to McK HR and tell them your problem. You are not the only one having this problem. If I were you, I would avoid damaging the relationship with your current employer as (s)he could be the source for a recommendation later in the future.



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replied on Jun 25, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


Don't worry, McKinsey is not taking the offers back. Just describe your situation to the HR


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Anonymous B replied on Jun 25, 2019

In most of the states/countries, minimum notice period is just a courtesy, not a law. E.g., in U.S. we talk about 2 weeks notice, but it's not a law. So unless you are letting down your current employer because he'd need to replace you, you need to onboard new person, etc., give the 2 week notice. I don't think +- 2 weeks of joining McKinsey earlier or later will burn bridges either with McKinsey or your current employer. Unless there is something that I don't know, I'd say you are overreacting

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