mckinsey interview process

From Ad Agency & Non-Target School to McKinsey Offer

I wanted to share this field report from an F1Y who took a non-traditional route into consulting, had to prepare without the resources available on campus, and faced numerous disadvantages but still secured an offer. Field Report: You have undoubtedly changed my life. And I mean that in the most sincere, non-cliché way possible. It [...]

More on Confidence in Case Interviews

Email: I am a regular reader of your emails discussing ways in which to succeed at case interviews and can without doubt say that they assisted me in getting an offer for an associate position with McKinsey in Johannesburg. I stumbled upon your website quite far into the application process (about two weeks prior to my final [...]

Case Interview Advice from Another McKinsey New Hire

Field Report: Just a brief note to say thank you for your emails. I actually didn’t use the LOMS program – or your frameworks! By far, the most valuable thing (for me) was the insight into the mindset of consultants and interviewers, which is what your emails provided. It affords a real sense of perspective for a [...]

Applying to McKinsey from a Non-Target School

Question: I wanted to thank you for your excellent materials, specifically the LOMS program. Using your frameworks and guidelines, I was able to recently secure offers from Oliver Wyman and McKinsey (I accepted the McKinsey offer). My school is a non-target and I am not sure if anybody from my school has received a non-MBA position at [...]

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 was on a whim. Then I [...]

How to Get a McKinsey Interview Through Networking

Reader Success Story: I am an avid reader of your emails. Reading your email,forms a mandatory part of my reading list, which also includes Business Week, Economist, FT, Wall Street Journal, and the Quran. I wanted to send you a quick note on how I have been able to secure a McKinsey interview, despite not knowing [...]

Networking to Get McKinsey, Bain & BCG Offers

I just want to send you a thank you e-mail, as I heavily relied on your preparation sources throughout my interviewing journey. I interviewed last autumn for a post-MBA/PhD position at the top firms in Germany. I applied to nine firms, and I had networked heavily with the four major players here in Germany, which are McKinsey, [...]

What to Expect and How to Prepare for a McKinsey 2nd Round Interview

The big difference between the McKinsey First and Second Round is in the second round you’ll be expected to lead the process. It will be a candidate-led interview. Rather than testing the component level skills as in Round 1, they’ll be testing how you pull all the skills together cohesively. In terms of preparation, the [...]

McKinsey Delivery Centre India

Question: – Got interview call from Mckinsey for their new service line called Mckinsey Delivery Centre. This appears to be an India specific role as per the appended JD and not typical consultant profile, though it is a client facing role and is part of Mckinsey & Company. Help needed: If you can provide more [...]

McKinsey Interview Format

Reader Email: The position I applied to at McKinsey was the Fellow program (I applied holding a Master’s degree in international business). The interview format I encountered in all of the McKinsey interviews was slightly different than the interview format used in the LOMS program; rather than having the interviewee go through the whole framework [...]

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