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Age of Recruits? [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2014, 11:53
Hello,

I'm on the older end of the candidate spectrum here (32 when I begin my full-time program). I'm coming from a retail background.

Will my age preclude me from recruitment in a retail consulting firm like Kurt Salmon or a retail division of one of the Big 3? I'm heading into a Top 25 program in the Fall.
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Re: Age of Recruits? [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2014, 10:08
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No. Age discrimination is illegal. Individual recruiters may have their own biases one way or another, but shouldn't impact you significantly one way or another. The one thing you'll need to show is that you'll be okay with the road-life in your mid 30's.
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Re: Age of Recruits? [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2014, 06:03
Officially yes, but practically I have seen this happening in companies
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Re: Age of Recruits? [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2014, 22:26
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Hello,

I'm on the older end of the candidate spectrum here (32 when I begin my full-time program). I'm coming from a retail background.

Will my age preclude me from recruitment in a retail consulting firm like Kurt Salmon or a retail division of one of the Big 3? I'm heading into a Top 25 program in the Fall.


I know folks that started at MBB firms in their 30's. Also, in regards to you comments about "a retail division," MBB generally start everyone as a generalist and don't do any practice-specific hiring on-campus. McKinsey BTO and Ops are notable exceptions.
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