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Friend started networking for MBB 4 months before anticipated interview date. Little case prep. Partner asked “fun” question how they’d approach something ~ totally caught off guard 😟. Friend wasn’t structured, nervous, thinks the convo will hurt her. She didn’t get a reply to her follow up....(1/2)

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Your friend shouldn’t rely on that person for a referral. But they’re not going to get blacklisted from applying or interviewing over that. McK1 advice is excellent. Your friend should apply at the right time for the role they’re seeking (see our careers website). Partner might not reply if they don’t see a need to (eg if follow up was a “thanks” and required no action) or if they got busy and forgot or haven’t gotten to it yet. Don’t catastrophize this.

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Most follow up emails will never get a response. Too busy to respond to every interviewees thank you notes. Keep sending them tho - the partner will see it and appreciate the gesture

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Yes, also: - thanks for the time for interviewing me + you’re welcome, thanks for coming in - of course, my pleasure.. thanks for the thank you note... + thanks again, pleasure was mine.::

Lateral here. My interviews with leadership were not , let’s do a case... they were more: how are you thinking about the problem x in the industry? What would you do to solve it? Of my 7 interviews only 3 had “real” cases

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Helpful! When asked how’d you think through a problem in “the industry”, they were referring to your current industry, correct?

....ultimately thinks this convo will hurt her chances at getting an actual interview. She regrets trying to get into the “back-log” early & wishes she waited to reach out to folks until fully “case-ready”. MBB🐠, thoughts? Is she right? Is there typically a back-log for lateral hires (1-3YOE), or can the process be expedited if someone really likes you?

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Btw, consideration sometimes is longer than a few weeks, can get into the few month territory, especially from non target schools

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What was the “fun question” lol

I’m also curious what it was

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Bcg1 what level did you lateral?

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