What is the cool-down period/ waiting period after getting rejected from strategy&?

rejection strategy& tips waiting period
New answer on Nov 30, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Apr 01, 2019

I got rejected at the final round.

Thanks in advance!

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Serhat
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replied on Apr 26, 2019
BCG | Kellogg MBA |82% Success rate| 450+ case interview| 5+ year consulting | 30+ projects in ~10 countries

Agreeing with comments from experts, sometimes you can decrease this time by finding a referral,

Cheers

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Anonymous replied on Apr 01, 2019

This depends on a couple factors:

1) Office - different offices sometimes have different rules

2) Position applied for - usually for internships, the cool down period doesn't apply and you can apply again for full time

3) Performance at final round - sometimes, if the call was very close to not give a candidate an offer, the firm will waive or shorten the cool-down period - basically it is used if the firm sees a lot of potential but needs you to practice cases more or build on some of your experiences.

The best way for you to know for sure is to email or give HR a quick call to confirm.

Hope this helps!

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Gaurav
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replied on Nov 30, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

Hi there,

Usually the ban period lasts up to 2 years. I recommend you contact HR and discuss your situation.

All the best,

GB

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Guennael
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replied on Apr 02, 2019
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

No familiar w/ Strategy& specifically (and we don't know your profile), but 2 years is standard unless your profile really changes.

Notable exceptions:

1. They may have told you otherwise (though doesn't look like that happened in your specific case)

2. They may feel like you weren't truthful / ethical and you'd be banned for life. Rare, but does happen

Why don't you ask recruiting for some feedback?

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Vlad
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replied on Apr 01, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

There is no formal cool-down, however, if you apply immediately - your resume will obviously be rejected. You can reapply for a completely different role immediately or wait for a year.

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