Experienced Hire

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 kind [...]

These success stories come from readers who secured offers with McKinsey as an experienced hire. I hope that you can learn from their stories if you are in a similar situation. Success Story: Thanks for your emails.  While I enjoyed receiving your insights, I will no longer need them as I have begun my new [...]

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 [...]

Below is a success story from a student who was an experienced hire who passed five BCG interviews. This story offers insight into the recruiting process for experienced hires as well as tips for success in the interview. It also includes a brief follow-up from me where I add a bit more about the experienced [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Question: I am looking for guidance on how the experienced hire recruiting process works, whether there has to be a specific opening in an area related to my experience for me to secure an interview and how I could improve my chances of getting an interview/offer. My Response: Unfortunately, I was never really involved in [...]