My question is about applying to multiple firms, and internationally - the process itself, advantages, and disadvantages. (Particularly with regards to MBB)
I am a Japanese national, but have done most of my education in Australia. I did an engineering degree at a target university in Australia, followed by one year of work experience in Japan, and am now doing a Msc. in Energy/Environment at a target university in Sweden. Since I don't speak Swedish well enough, applying to an office there is out of the question.
I want to apply to two offices, my first preference being the Tokyo office, and my second preference being the Melbourne office.
- What happens if I apply to these two offices simultaneously, considering they have different intake periods? Does the outcome of one application affect the other (result in PST, interview etc.)? I heard if you fail one application, you fail all your preferences.. in that case what is the point of listing preferences?
I read for some companies that you have to wait a certain period before reapplying, does this restriction hold even if applying to another office in a different country?
I speak fluent Japanese, but will my application even be seriously considered, given the fact that I did not attend an university in Japan? How much are international experiences and language skills valued in general?
Logically it would make sense for me to apply in Australia because all my university education has been in English, resulting in my English being stronger than my Japanese. However, I have always wanted to work in Tokyo.. so this is the dilemma I'm facing.. I want to challenge myself by applying for Tokyo first preferences, but I'm not sure if this will totally undermine my chances in Australia as well..
Thank you in advance, it would be greatly appreciated if you could help me clear up my queries!