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US PEOPLE ONLY PLEASE! Does having an referral matter for MBB?

networking Referral Referral program at MBB
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I can understand how all of this is confusing, especially with so much hearsay floating around.  It gets even more confusing when you speak with people in MBB who aren't part of the recruitment process and who assume th ... (read entire answer)
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Big 4 or MBB to IB

career consulting investment banking Private Equity
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Pamela,  That's a tough one, but to be honest, from a long-term perspective, all options are great. Yes, it would make more sense to stay for your promotion and then go in directly as a Senior Associate, but if you have ... (read entire answer)
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Recall for the interview at MBB

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Dennis
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Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe
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Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe
Hi there, I have not heard of that happening.  A candidate who does not pass the first round can reapply after the 12-18 months ban period and might get invited again if they were able to add relevant new experiences to ... (read entire answer)
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Bain SOVA preparation

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Cristian
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Check out RocketBlocks and MConsultingPrep for test examples.  Happy to also share a few examples of similar tests (though not specifically SOVA).  SOVA combines the common elements of all such tests (inductive reasonin ... (read entire answer)
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Apply to both McK BA and Junior Associate? How does that work?

business analyst junior associate McKinsey Middle East
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The reality is that in 95% of cases it's either the first office or nothing. As in, it's rather an exception that the first office reviews your application and considers you to be more suitable for the second office and ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey and BCG test simulation for 50% off!

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Hey everyone! Exciting news! I've purchased an amazing deal (test simulations) on MConsultingPrep, and I couldn't keep it to myself! Now, you can grab the McKinsey Problem Solving Game simulation and BCG Casey (Chatbot) ... (read entire question)
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Bain SOVA test deadline

Bain & Company deadline SOVA
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Theoretically, no. Practically, yes.  Reach out and explain that you have some other urgent deadlines (e.g., professionally) or you're unavailable for personal reasons and that you would require an extension. I've seen ... (read entire answer)
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Importance of Cover Letter

Application consulting
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Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe
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Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe
Hi there, the cover letter gives you the chance to talk about your motivation and ambition - it adds a personal touch if it is written well. The CV is just a list and descriptive but not inspirational. Of course it is u ... (read entire answer)
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URGENT - Case Study interview for M&A Operation (Deloitte), Operations Due Diligence, ODD, Synergies, Carve out

Carve-Out Deals Deloitte Excel for consultants M&A Case operations cases Synergies
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Expert interview coach and mentor | Strategy&, PwC UK and Germany
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Expert interview coach and mentor | Strategy&, PwC UK and Germany
Hey Cameron, I believe I can help you as I'm a Due Diligence consultant and left Strategy& Deals London only three weeks ago. Feel free to reach out.
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Request for List of Boutique Consulting Firms in the Middle East Region

MBB Mentorship
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Hi there, Q: I am gathering information on the consulting landscape in the Middle East, with a particular focus on boutique firms. This is not specifically for the Middle East boutiques, but you can find a ranking of co ... (read entire answer)
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UK MBA: Transitioning from Growth/product role at a startup into consulting

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You have a great profile from a work experience perspective!  In terms of MBA - I would not look outside Top 7-8 schools in the US, LBS and INSEAD. You will be severely limiting your chances to get into a top consulting ... (read entire answer)
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If you've previously applied to a different office, do recruiters have access to that application?

MBB
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McKinsey & Company | BCG | Roland Berger
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Hey,  from my experience, this depends on 2 things:  1. Structure of the company: E.g., German daughter organization vs. American daughter organization - normally no real sharing of data / one global Firm (e.g., McKinse ... (read entire answer)
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L.E.K - Referral Process?

L.E.K. LEK LEK Consulting Referral
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You typically receive an automated email.  I would pester the referee but reach out directly to HR to tell them that somebody has submitted a referral in your name and that you'd like to apply but haven't received the l ... (read entire answer)
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ACTION PLAN

Bain BCG europe EY-Parthenon Kearney McKinsey oliverwyman Roland Berger strategy& USA
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I see three options. 1. Apply directly for jobs in the US.  Chances of success are low because their market is already super saturated and you'd need visa sponsorship. 2. Study first in the US This has better chances. B ... (read entire answer)
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Can I join Bain as a Consultant without being an AC?

consulting industry
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Peter, it's absolutely not late. I've worked with 50yo transferring into consulting (albeit at a senior role).  All you need to do is make sure that you tell your story right and position it so that moving into consulti ... (read entire answer)
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Keeping personal growth, salary, recreation & schooling for children, and exit opputunities in mind, which option is better for associate role: Mckinsey Switzerland or Mckinsey Germany?

exit opportunities growth McKinsey salary work life balance
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30% off in April 2024 | Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | Market Sizing | DARDEN MBA
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30% off in April 2024 | Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | Market Sizing | DARDEN MBA
Recreation and Schooling in this case is really about alignment, and you should be looking into specific office locations. Same thing applies to personal growth - what is relevant to you and how it aligns with a country ... (read entire answer)
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Importance of years of experience for post-MBA role?

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Having less experience makes your value proposition weaker.  But there are multiple criteria that are assessed during the selection process for business schools. So don't let this get you down.  Make sure that you contr ... (read entire answer)
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Transfer from ME to Europe

Bain & Company BCG location McKinsey transfer
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Dennis
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Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe
Dennis
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Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe
Hi there, it is not unusual for consultants to transfer between different countries - I did that myself and it was a great experience. The easiest way to transfer internationally is probably to do that internally in the ... (read entire answer)
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Strategy& and Middle East Case Studies Structure

Case Calculations Case Interview case studies Interview mental math Middle East strategy& strategyconsultants Structure structuring
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Hi there, Q: In market sizing questions, do they provide you with the data? Also, in other types of cases, are there questions and you have to solve them?  If you get a market sizing questions, you will have to find a w ... (read entire answer)
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Guesstimates

Market sizing MBB
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Dennis
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Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe
Dennis
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Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe
Hi there, I'm afraid you have to be more specific if you are hoping for a somewhat useful answer to your question. Do you mean market share of any firm/business in a given market? Firms usually don't have “market size”. ... (read entire answer)
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