Experienced Hire

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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