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11,300+ Career Questions Answered by Our Coaches

1# - What do consultancies expect to read in my CV?

Use a simple, yet powerful CV plan: education, professionnal experience, projects and business games (optional), additional capabilities (languages, technology, extracurricular). Keep it simple: Two colours maximum. Highlight the important parts. Do not mess with bold and italic.


2# - How to answer: Why consulting? Why McKinsey/BCG/Bain?

1) Be specific; 2) Make sure your answers reflect what matters as a consultant; 3) Don't focus on the glamorous aspects of the job; 4) Mention instances where you think consulting has had a big impact on a company or industry and why this is important to your decision making process.

eBay, McKinsey & Company

3# - How to build up confidence and look smart and sharp in a consultant role?

Building confidence is always a tough thing in consulting where everyone is super smart around you. My 2 pieces of advice are: 1) Focus on your strengths. What makes you unique? 2) Don't ask for permission, ask for forgiveness. It reflects the leadership and ownership mindset that you have to possess.

McKinsey & Company

4# - How to answer: What are your weaknesses?

For all the fit interview questions, it is important to have a proper structure to apply in the answer. A good framework would be the following: 1) Say which is a "good" weakness, that is, a weakness which is not a red flag; 2) Say what you are doing to improve it.


5# - Can I get into McKinsey? If so, which position should I consider applying for?

Your career sounds very interesting! In general, the criteria McKinsey is looking at for business students are the following: 1) Being among the top 5% in Bachelor or/and Master degree; 2) Type of business school/university; 3) International experience; 4) Professional experience; 5) Any social activities

Goeller Consulting & Coaching, McKinsey & Company

6# - Market sizing case: How many petrol stations are there in the US?

There are many different ways one can approach this problem. I typically approach this following way: 1) What is the total demand for gas stations?; 2) What is the demand for one gas station?; 3) -> Find the total number of gas stations.

BCG, A.T. Kearney

7# - McKinsey hierarchy: What are the different position levels?

The traditional track at McKinsey from bottom to top is Analyst > Associate > Engagement Manager > Associate Partner > Partner. Moving from one position to the next normally takes 1 to 3 years. Each one of the previous role develops from Junior to Senior (e.g. from Junior analyst to Senior analyst).

BCG, Kearney, Vistaprint, Bain & Company

8# - Is it always important to have a structure when being asked a specific brainstorming question?

A good structure doesn't need to be rigid. What matters is that you capture the key aspects of the issue, which requires you to be flexible and customise as needed. The branches in your structure can totally include creative ideas. You just need to get your creativity communicated in a structured way.


9# - How to answer: Give me a reason why I should not put you on a project!

This is a great/tricky question! It's a disguised "weakness" question :) The key here is two-fold: 1) Your weakness isn't really quite a weakness in the right context (e.g. I get really committed and sometimes forget to take care of myself); 2) You've learned (from some interesting experience) how to tame the weakness.

Boston Consulting Group, Appian Corporation

10# - How's life like as a Partner vs an Engagement Manager vs an Associate?

Here are my thoughts on travel: 1) Associate & EM: Usually, traveling engagements would make you be out from Monday morning to Thursday nights. Occasionally more for workshops; 2) Partner: Much more travel expected, not only to touch base with the different teams but also to attend client events, etc.

Instituto de Empresa Business School, Amazon, McKinsey & Company

11# - Has anyone tried the new McKinsey Imbellus Problem Solving Game? Any tips/lessons learnt?

If you are into video games, you are in luck! If not, it might be a time to start. Candidates report that the Imbellus assessment reminds them of the popular category of “tower defense” games, in particular, Kingdom Rush and Planet Zoo.

Strategy&, McKinsey & Company

12# - McKinsey final round: What to watch out for?

As an ex-Mckinsey consultant and part of recruiting team, here is my perspective: Keep the following things in mind while preparing for the Partner interview: 1) Better synthesis and conclusions; 2) Comfort with less structured case discussion; 3) Consistent stories and deep dives.

McKinsey & Company

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should aspiring business consultants use PrepLounge to prepare for their interview?

Each year, more than 700,000 students apply globally for an internship or full-time position in a management consulting firm – with offer rates well below 10%. Competition for an offer from a top-tier consultancy is fierce and all candidates are willing to prepare extensively for the interview sessions. PrepLounge offers you the material and the contacts to advance your preparations for the case interview and to be a decisive step ahead of the competition.

What resources will I have access to on PrepLounge?

In order to reach your full-potential during the real interview, you'll need to prepare in many different areas. At PrepLounge, you’ll gain access to the biggest collection of materials and resources on real case interviews:

Are there any hidden costs when using PrepLounge?

No, there are no hidden costs on PrepLounge. If you sign up for free, you will have immediate access to a lot of practice content and can conduct six mock interviews with other candidates. If you want to use PrepLounge to its full potential, we recommend a Premium Membership. Premium Members get unlimited access to all materials and other benefits.

What makes PrepLounge unique?

On PrepLounge, you will find the largest and most active case interview community worldwide. Via our Consulting Q&A, you can get answers to your questions from experienced coaches within minutes. Via our user-friendly Meeting Board you can easily schedule practice interviews with other ambitious candidates and former management consultants, even on short notice. If you want to prepare intensively for your interview and improve your case skills through regular practice and feedback, you won't find a better platform online. Just check it out for yourself and sign up for free!

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