*I am 1 month out of McKinsey – I know exactly where the firm is looking for what type of talent*
* Interviewed at all MBB, Oliver Wyman, AT Kearney in Germany/Switzerland*
- Graduated from HEC Paris & Rotterdam School of Management
- Experience in Investment Banking
- 4 years at McKinsey 50% in Switzerland and 50% in Latin America – fastest promotion in the last years from Intern to Project Manager (EM)
When we set up a meeting please let me know what stage of the process you are in (interviews scheduled, # of cases done, confidence level on fit part) and which option you prefer (or we create a hybrid).
Case interviews: we will go through a typical case interview (30-40min) and spend the remainder of the time to finetune your skills.
You will walk away with
- Clear understanding on the dimensions you will be measured against
- A list of very detailed improvement points
- My recommendation on what next (ready to interview, or prepare more certain topics)
Nail the fit part: you will prepare stories for each dimension. During the session we will
- Conduct a mock behavioral interview (30min to include all dimensions)
- I will give you feedback and finetune your stories (30min)
You will walk away with stories that
- Are adaptable to a wide range of questions
- keep your interviewer awake and interested
- show that you are structured and consulting material
Bonus: List of 20 most asked behavioral questions
No fit is a killer – you will not get hired with a 150% perfect case and 0 fit.
Option C) Getting the basics right: I will review your CV & Motivation letter (checking form and framing ) + we will discuss the game plan (where to apply, in what position & whom to contact )
You will walk away with
- A spot-on CV and motivation letter
- Game plan (what firms to apply where, when and in what position)
- Referral for first round McKinsey Latin America
- 90% of people focus too much on preparing case interviews while the right set-up (choosing location, role and nailing fit interviews) can actually already do 70% of the job. Start being a real McKinsey Problem Solver and get the low hanging fruits right! If you are open minded about locations and positions – I am the person to talk to.
I am a strong believer of a 3-step process to set yourself up for success
- Land interviews & apply for the right position and location to increase your odds – do not apply through websites. Insight: I actually got my McKinsey Interview without referral and by cold-calling HR. Also once you are in the consulting firm of your choice you will be able to move around. Example: I started as intern (3 vs 6 rounds of interview) in Switzerland moving up to Project Manager in record time of 2.5 years (normally 4-5 years + MBA) while moving to the destination of my dreams (think projects in the Caribbean and Latin America).
- Nail the Fit part – people hire people they can imagine themselves working with. And your goal is to make all your experiences appear that they fit with your interviewers’ background (you are handed a leaflet of their profile prior to interviews). Example: I still believe I landed my internship because I clicked with one interviewer over skiing in the Arctic circle. Beware: I am super honest and have no problem calling out your attitude that will prevent you from getting the job.
- Case interviews – Structured communication is key & math mistakes are unforgivable. In my 4 years at McKinsey I learned to turn every little problem (even in my personal life) into a clear structure. This goes way beyond frameworks; it is a change of mindset that can be learned. Insight: I have interviewed > 50 candidates and know which mistakes are forgivable and which not.