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Question: What is the policy for reapplying to McKinsey after two years? Would a candidate be at a disadvantage if they previously applied, and didn’t make it past the Problem Solving Test? Would that reflect badly on my new application? I applied two and a half years ago, and received an invitation for the PST. [...]

Question: I think your site is wonderful, and I really appreciate the work that you do. Yesterday I got the call from McKinsey and BCG and both have accepted me for positions.  Now it comes down to weighing the options! Thanks so much! P.S. Do you have any thoughts on McKinsey vs. BCG? My Reply: [...]

Email: I interviewed with both McKinsey and BCG today and they both made me offers, despite me telling them I was as likely to pursue graduate studies as I was to take up a job with them. I just wanted to thank you for the material you’ve put up on the website. It helped me [...]

The following success story and advice from the front lines comes from a new McKinsey F1Y from Scandinavia. Success Story: First of all, please allow me to say I really admire the great work you are doing for the many students who are trying to get into consulting. Your website was no doubt the best [...]

Question: I received an offer to join McKinsey & Company in (Asia Office) as a Business Analyst, and I am absolutely thrilled. I would like to thank you for all the useful materials on your website and for the Look Over My Shoulder® program, which I purchased. The program has been extremely useful in polishing [...]

Email: I wanted to let you know that I received McKinsey offer as a non-MBA candidate. Thank you so much for all of your help throughout the process. There’s no way I would have been as confident as I was in the final round interview, if I had not used your Look Over My Shoulder® [...]

Question on McKinsey Interview: I’ve been watching your videos/following your somewhat daily email postings on the McKinsey interview for a while now. I have a question regarding summer recruiting. I attend the University of Southern California. According to the McKinsey website and talking to my friends, McKinsey does not go through formal recruiting at my [...]

Question: I have my first round interview with McKinsey, Africa soon and unfortunately I first discovered your site just a few days ago. I have tried to go through the entire video but this has been tough, given that I have a full time job and I spend four hours driving to and from work [...]

Question: Last week I had a McKinsey interview and didn’t pass. I know that it was my fault because I didn’t practice much. Anyway, I received feedback from my interviewer. He said that they liked me, especially my communication, leadership skills and my ideas about cases, but the answers were not structured enough. When I [...]

McKinsey Interview Question: My question revolves around the differences between the two rounds in the McKinsey interview process.  I’ve heard mixed stories on this and am hoping for a clear answer.  My first rounds were very structured and the interviewer was primarily driving the case by asking a set of 5-6 specific questions per case. [...]

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