Hi everyone,

I spent 2 years at McK in Asia, currently doing in-house strategy at a bank. I am hoping to return to consulting, targeting ME region, especially Dubai and Doha.

Exchanged some email with a McK recruiter, but haven’t heard back since I sent them my CV.

1. Is there a hiring freeze in ME at McK?
2. Is anyone willing to refer for BCG or Bain?

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Slow for non-Saudi/UAE Nationals

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Localisation laws slow hiring for non-GCC nationals

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Saudi localisation has been going on for a long time, but some recent developments that I'm sure have impacted this:

- Saudi announced this year that consulting is to be localised at a min. Of 30%

- UAE fines for breach of localisation rules are going to kick in Jan 2023

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Send me your CV via DM, can see if I can refer you to Doha ☺️

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DMed

Happy to refer you to Kearney

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im in the same situation - not sure whats happening. I think itll pick up in the new year

I’ve had the same experience. I went to Dubai in September and was told recruiters prefer candidates who are already in the region 🙄

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