Hello, I was wondering if anyone had advice about when to apply during the preparation process.
Background: currently working and finishing my MA Thesis on very tight deadline. I practice maths when I can/listen to LOMS on commute. With a humanities background and work experience only in teaching languages, I have a lot of studying/practicing to do for cases. I can start preparing full-time end of November when my job ends and Thesis is complete.
I know it depends on each person’s preparedness/speed of application office/etc. but I’m wondering at what point in preparing for cases I should apply? I have referrals from current consultants who told me to let them know when I’m ready to apply and they’ll refer me. I know it’s an odd time to apply with the holidays in December and if I am offered an interview I don’t want to be unprepared if I haven’t had enough time with cases. However, I also don’t want to have spent a full month or two preparing only to find out I don’t have any interview offers either.
I know this is ultimately a personal decision, but I really value different opinions/suggestions so I’d appreciate any thoughts. I’m from Germany and will be applying to MBB and 2nd tier firms here (I have referrals for MBB not 2nd tier yet).