Experienced Hire

Success Story: I have had this vision for many months... writing to you about my success story just after my donation to kidpower.org. I received an offer from McKinsey / European office. I would like to thank you for the great work you are doing - it does make a difference and changes lives! Would [...]

Question: You have a great site but looks like caters to only fresh grads/MBAs! I wish I practiced cases well. McK interviewed me twice and I screwed it up both the times. I am a [U.S. University] grad (MBA), working for [tech firm] business consulting for 4 years. Now thinking of applying to other consulting [...]

Success Story: Thanks for all the help from the websites and your daily blog. As an experienced professional, the process is just the same. But for me, I had a full day of interviews and the PST (first and final rounds combined). I got the verbal job offer that evening. So just a few items [...]

Question: It was really fascinating to read your today's email about landing a McKinsey offer while coming from advertising. Because this is exactly what I'm going through now: I work in a top ad agency in [European city] and I'm in a middle of my preparation process for interviews in MBB. In case you would be so [...]

I wanted to pass on a field report from an experienced hire who ended up passing five BCG interviews. This post offers insight into the recruiting process for experienced hires as well. Field Report: Please find below a summary of my experience going through BCG interviews as an experienced would-be hire. First, I only applied [...]

Success Story: Thanks for your emails.  While I enjoyed receiving your insights, I will no longer need them as I have begun my new life as a consultant with McKinsey! I'd like to take a moment and say that you have a wonderful system here that positively impacted me in three main ways: 1) Your [...]

Question on McKinsey APD vs. Experienced Hire: First, thank you so much for providing your online materials. I recently found them and they are great! Second, I was hoping you would help me shed some light as to my somewhat atypical career situation. I have a Ph.D. and postdoc from a great school in a technical [...]

Question on Experienced Hire Resume Criteria: Considering where I am at my profession and personal (age (33 yrs) + kid), I can only do a part-time MBA. I looked into an opening in Calgary Canada (I am based in SF, USA) at McKinsey and was tempted to apply. However, I am not sure how experienced [...]

Question: I'm happy to report that I received an offer from BCG this week, in no small part due to your program.  What a fantastic holiday gift for me and my family! One quick question.  Is it considered poor form to try and negotiate salary as a lateral (experienced) hire? The package I've been offered [...]

Question: I'm a U.S.-based consultant preparing for an Bain interview for experienced hires next month. Your site and LOMS program has been invaluable, and I was wondering if you could help answer two questions: 1) How would you conduct case interview preparation differently for this interview given that it is for [a Non-US Country] and [...]