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Why BCG? Ideal interview answers for candidates

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Anonym gab die beste Antwort am 25. Jul 2018
Do not overthink this. It is important to have a solid answer, but your interviewer won't be looking to call you out - as long as you are sincere, you will be fine. From every interviewer I have ever spoken to (includ ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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PEI - Experience applying to both Entrepreneurial Drive and Team Leadership

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Neueste Antwort am 24. Aug 2021
Die beste Antwort (am 19. Aug 2021) ist von:
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Hello! I would advise using different stories in the interview as much as possible. You only get a limited amount of time to present yourself as a candidate to the interviewers and will only be asked a few behavioral qu ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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PEI Stories - length/duration

McKinsey personal experience interview Personal Fit
Neueste Antwort am 17. Aug 2021
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#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
Hi Anonymous A, I agree with Anonymous B comment, your part of the story usually takes 3-4 minutes. Most of the time the interviewer will then ask followup questions, which will require some additional time for the ex ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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PEI Interview at McKinsey

McKinsey McKinsey PEI Personal Fit
Neueste Antwort am 17. Aug 2021
Anonym gab die beste Antwort am 3. Okt 2017
Your framework is a good one but I would add a few things. Make sure you are conversational: Don’t be rote in your response. Make sure that when telling your story, you are really “telling a story” that makes the in ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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McKinsey PEI - Personal Impact

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Neueste Antwort am 17. Aug 2021
Anonym gab die beste Antwort am 17. Mai 2018
The golden rule when you talk about yourself is to be sincere and follow your gut. You would not be at that stage if you were not a smart person with the right CV, so don’t be afraid to pick “the wrong” story. There is ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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McKinsey PEI answers : how long should I speak ?

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Neueste Antwort am 17. Aug 2021
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Hi, The length is related to your story and additional questions your interviewer may ask. The story about yourself should be 13-15 sentences. For the PEI story I recommend the following: In Situation, you sh ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Tier 2 Interviews Internship Germany

ATKearney Case Interview internship Oliver Wyman Personal Fit Roland Berger tier2
Neueste Antwort am 14. Jun 2021
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BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
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BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, While there technically are, I genuinely wouldn't worry about it much. It's much better to focus time and energy on being adaptable and ready for anything. I aced all 8 of my interviews and I never worried a ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Mckinsey PEI difference drive and personal impact

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Die beste Antwort (am 10. Jun 2021) ist von:
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Hi Sandra, great question, that’s actually something many candidates confuse. I have provided a description of the different areas below, together with what to focus on: 1) Personal Impact is mainly based on persuad ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Why consulting - How much time do I have to answer the question?

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Hey there, As a general rule, these types of questions should be answered in an effective and succinct manner. 1-2 minutes would be an appropriate length! Whenever you are asked: ''Why this, Why that?'', your answer ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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MBB Personal fit interview - differences

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Neueste Antwort am 12. Mär 2021
Die beste Antwort (am 30. Jul 2017) ist von:
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Hi Tadeus, First of all, fit interview has 2 parts: a set of questions to you in the beginning of an interview and then your questions to the interviewer after you solve a case Interviewer usually asks 3 sets of que ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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How to keep replies to FIT questions succint and engaging (and typically how short)?

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Neueste Antwort am 1. Mär 2021
Die beste Antwort (am 20. Jun 2019) ist von:
Vlad
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Hi, These answers are not supposed to be engaging. They are supposed to demonstrate that you know how consulting works and how the particular company works. “Why consulting?”, “Why McKinsey” or “Why BCG” questions ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Fit preparation experienced hire Strategy& Germany

Experienced Hire germany Personal Fit strategy&
Neueste Antwort am 21. Feb 2021
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Manager | Ex-Strategy& | INSEAD MBA |50+ Interviews @ Strategy& - 75+ Mock-Up Interviews @ INSEAD for MBB applicants
Hi, this might get a little longish, following your structure. Answers based on my experience as interviewer and Manager at Strategy&. A: Interview Generally: no. Cases usually are based on the experience an ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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PEI, leadership skills - is it ok to describe a project that actually failed?

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Neueste Antwort am 10. Feb 2021
Die beste Antwort (am 9. Feb 2021) ist von:
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Ciao Giorgio! 1st of all, I did plenty of activities with ESN Milano! (Did Erasmus in Politecnico). Brought me some memories back and a big smile! Now to the serious topic: the story sounds a priori okay. However, i ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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BCG Personal Fit

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Neueste Antwort am 29. Jan 2021
Die beste Antwort (am 13. Okt 2017) ist von:
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Hi Rob, usual topics for BCG are leadership, flexibility, teamwork and tenacity. In practice, questions will be mostly the same. The usual differentiator between other firms is: “Why BCG?”. Many people provide a gen ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Personal Fit: describing a leadership/teamwork situation from a competitor's event?

MBB Personal Fit
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Die beste Antwort (am 3. Dez 2020) ist von:
Ken
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Ken
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Congrats but I agree with Vlad. The fit question is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd where a group exercise at a recruitment event doesn't really help you share a unique story and based on your description, ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Why didn't you join company XY, why join us now?

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Die beste Antwort (am 9. Dez 2020) ist von:
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Hi, Here are some other ideas that you can use to structure your thoughts: You can start with general facts about the local office. Something like “Sidney office is the fastest growing McKinsey office worldwide.” ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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UPDATE: Integrated FIT Guide for MBB: Receive a free bonus with your purchase – for a limited time only!

MBB Personal Fit preplounge
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Die beste Antwort (am 23. Dez 2020) ist von:
Clara
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McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Clara
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McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Hi PrepL community! @all who bought the guide until new: please write me so I can send you the new examples doc. @all: feel free to reach out for disccount codes! The new material that we are incorporating now is ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Personal Fit preparation advices

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Neueste Antwort am 27. Nov 2020
Anonym gab die beste Antwort am 30. Apr 2020
Dear A, Hi A, I agree with Vlad and his full and structure answer. The only thing I can add, that if you struggle with finding any "high" moments, situation or proof of your leadership skills, I would recommend you to ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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No offer after interview - apply again later?

Case Interview full-time Interview MBB McKinsey Personal Fit rejection
Neueste Antwort am 26. Nov 2020
Die beste Antwort (am 15. Jun 2017) ist von:
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#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
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gab die beste Antwort am 15. Jun 2017
#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
Hi Anonymous You can reapply for McKinsey, however they usually blacklist you for 1 or 2 years for further applications. Of course you can also apply for other companies for an interview – all the major consulting fir ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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What can you bring to the company?

McKinsey McKinsey PEI PEI Personal Fit Phone interview
Neueste Antwort am 31. Okt 2020
Die beste Antwort (am 26. Mär 2018) ist von:
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gab die beste Antwort am 26. Mär 2018
#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
Hi Anonymous, this question is very similar to “Why should I hire you”. I would structure the answer as follows: Step 1: Be ready for an immediate reply. You cannot show you have to think for this question. If you ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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