mckinsey interview

McKinsey PST Cut-Off Score

Question: Thank you for your emails and all the wonderful tips you have archived on your website. It has been a tremendous help. I recently was invited to interview at McKinsey and [sub-company of Bain] in the [Mediterranean city] offices. Unfortunately, I did not make it past either PST. The recruiter at McKinsey said I [...]

McKinsey Final Round Feedback: Over-Structuring

Question: Thank you so much for all the help that you gave us. I am going to sign up with a boutique consulting firm, and wondering can you add me into the loop of F1Y? I also would love to hear your thoughts on my McKinsey final round feedback. I got the feedback that I [...]

McKinsey Reasonableness Test

Question: Firstly, thank you for the vast amount of material that you have put up on the website – more especially that the majority of it is free. On this note, also thank you for recently updating the LOMS program for the McKinsey’s “Interviewer-Led” cases – of which I just had two yesterday with McKinsey. [...]

How to Practice Cases Without a Partner

Question: I’ll have interviews at McKinsey, Bain and hopefully BCG in the next 3-4 months. I’m starting seriously with my preparation now, one hour per day on weekdays and six to eight hours on weekends — I don’t have much time between work and university. How should I practice? Consider I do not have a [...]

How to Get a McKinsey Offer

If you’ve been following this site for any length of time, you know that I receive a lot of success story emails. More recently, I’ve been asking members of my case interview preparation community to not just share the news of their success, but also how they achieved it. The first time I did this [...]

McKinsey Interview Dress Code

Question: When interviewing with companies like McKinsey, how formal should we be with dress? Is there a limit on how formal i.e if a pocket square, etc. is appropriate? Or standard suit, tie and briefcase?   My Reply: When it comes to dress code in consulting, it is important to keep in mind that how [...]

Case Interview Dress Code

Question: I hope you are doing great! I cannot thank you enough for providing: 1. the free case interview preparation videos on your blog 2. my favorite – LOMS sessions at an affordable price and last but not the least 3.  your frequent “insightful” emails sharing interview experience of other candidates Being a MS student [...]

How to Get a McKinsey Interview Through Networking

Success Story: I am an avid reader of your emails. Reading your email forms a mandatory part of my reading list. (Business Week, Economist, FT, Wall Street Journal, and the Quran- it’s not all that bad :) Well Sir, just a quick note on how I have been able to secure a McKinsey interview, despite [...]

Options for a Second Chance McKinsey Interview

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 [...]

Candidate-Led Case Interview

The candidate-led case interview is one where the interview presents you with an open question like “Your client is considering a merger with its next largest competitor. What should the client do?” With the exception of McKinsey which has moved to an interviewer-led interview, most other firms use some variation of the candidate-led case. It [...]

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