Among the many McKinsey coaches, I am one of very very few coaches on PrepLounge who was an actual McKinsey final round interviewer. Why not work with a coach who actually has the experience of making the final decision with partners on whether to extend a McKinsey offer or not?
This coaching package and my approach is about covering the bare minimum (both case and personal fit) in the least amount of time to ensure you have done all the preparation possible to come out with a McKinsey offer to sign! The trick is not to master every case type and personal fit questions but to focus on making sure you meet the bar in each key element of the selection criteria and to also ensure you are able to show your distinctive strengths that helps you stand out from the crowd.
Session 1: Diagnostic and preparation plan
+ You've already done lots of case preparation already and starting to wonder what else you can do... We will run through an actual McKinsey first round case so that you can get detailed feedback and further preparation suggestions based on each of the three sections of a McKinsey case (i.e., structuring, conceptual and quantitative)
Session 2: Personal fit session
+ Acing the case alone will not secure an offer with McKinsey where the PEI carries equal weight... Good news is that you can be fully prepared! We will go through 2 of your stories (I usually suggest personal impact and/or inclusive leadership which are two most common in first round), where I will help select the best story from your experiences, refine each story to ensure they are impactful, and give you feedback around how you can communicate them more effectively
Session 3: Pre-interview case check-in
+ You've been practicing on your cases with your tailored preparation plan - it's time to check-in before your actual McKinsey first round interview. We will go through another actual McKinsey case so that I can give you more tactical feedback on things you can change and/or improve in a short time so that you can perform consistently
Session 4: Pre-interview PEI brush-up
+ Getting coaching on your PEI stories is the highest ROI since you know what you are going to be asked by McKinsey and can be fully prepared accordingly. The PEI is often where candidates really stand out amongst their peers - where by final round, most candidates are pretty good with the case. We will go through another 2 of your stories (which can also be the stories you have improved from session 2) to ensure they are airtight and compelling enough to mesmerise your interviewers