Question: What is the McKinsey First Round Interview like? My Response: The purpose of the McKinsey first round is pretty simple. All we’re trying to do as an interviewer is answer two questions: 1) Do you think like a consultant? 2) Are you client safe? Let me start with one little pet peeve of mine. [...]

Question: [My Reply in Brackets Following Each Question] 1. Is it a plus to have a summer internship with another consulting firm at CV (level of ATK, Monitor, etc.) during full-time recruiting with McKinsey? Will it help an applicant to differentiate from other candidates? Will interviewer try to find out whether this internship resulted in [...]

Question: Regarding McKinsey interview questions, I have first rounds with McKinsey coming up soon and have found your online videos to be the best resource available in terms of case interview preparation (especially when I only had one week to prepare!). With regards to your answer on how case interviewers decide, you mentioned that the [...]

Question: I scored 710 on the GMAT after studying for about five weeks. Do you know if this is a competitive GMAT score for comparison with the brainiacs working at McKinsey? And does the firm place any value on a good GMAT score when hiring Business Associates? My Reply: I don’t recall the cutoffs off [...]

Question: I was recently passed onto the final round of interviews for McKinsey, and I was hoping that you would have some advice specifically for preparing for the final round. How is the final round different from the previous one (both seem to have a similar format), and with this difference in mind, what can [...]

The McKinsey case interview is an interview format used to evaluate prospective management consultants. As a former McKinsey consultant, consulting resume screener and interviewer, I thought I would share my perspective on this unusual interview format. The first thing to realize is the Mckinsey interview is structured in a specific way to find candidates who [...]

I received a letter inviting me to join Mckinsey &  Company in Latin America. I really want to thank you for the time spent in the because it was probably the best tool to improve my chances of getting an offer from my dream company. This is going to be my first job ever and, although [...]

Hi Victor! I was just offered positions at both BCG and McKinsey!! The firms are now in the process of “wining and dining” me, and for a kid who has never seen any significant amount of money, it’s really exciting. I just received McKinsey’s offer, and factoring in bonuses and their generous retirement contribution, it’s [...]

Email: I came across a few months ago and I am very glad that I did. I have previously been interviewing with several of the big firms but without success (especially in the case interview part). I just received an offer to join a European McKinsey office as an intern. Without the methods presented [...]

I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for providing your case interview study materials on-line for free access to the world. I applied to 3 selected firms that I felt a connection with (McKinsey, BCG and Booz) and received offers from each of them.  As I was about to travel overseas on volunteer work, [...]

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