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    Pivoting Geographies for FT

    Bain BCG International internship McKinsey Middle East Roland Berger strategy&
    Most recent answer 34 minutes ago
    Anonymous A asked 21 hours ago
    Hey, I currently am in my penultimate year at a DACH university, having already received a T2 internship offer (still in the process for MBB) for an internship in a DACH office, later this year.   Due to lifestyle and, ... (read entire question)
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    McKinsey Final Round Complete - Online Application Status Says "Closed"

    Final Round McKinsey & Company McKinsey 2nd Round Mckinsey Final Round - No answer
    Most recent answer 11 hours ago
    The best answer (11 hours ago) is from:
    Francesco
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    Hi there, Q: Should I be prepared to accept my other T2/boutique offer by next week, or keep waiting? I would follow up after one week from the final – which is totally fine even if you don’t have other offers and even ... (read entire answer)
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    Third interview at McK- When will I hear back??!

    First Round McKinsey Third interview
    Most recent answer 15 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 27, 2022) is from:
    Florian
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    gave the best answer on May 27, 2022
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 530+ McK interviews in 2021
    Hey there, From what you are saying all sounds very promising! :-) You are still well within the normal timeframe of getting the callback. Sometimes it can take a bit longer since the interviewers (mostly partners) had ... (read entire answer)
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    15 hrs ago 15 hours ago
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    Is it okay to exclusively use experiences from one job during my behavioral interviews?

    behavioral interviews Experienced Hire MBB
    Most recent answer 15 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 23 hours ago
    I'm interviewing with MBB as an experienced hire with about 1 year of experience at a tier 2 firm (first job after school). Is it okay if all of my behavioral interview stories/examples are from my experiences in the sa ... (read entire question)
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    Will Recruiting Team decide your return offer?

    MBB Return Offer
    Most recent answer 15 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 27, 2022) is from:
    Florian
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    gave the best answer on May 27, 2022
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 530+ McK interviews in 2021
    Hey there, I'd definitely communicate your intentions with HR. They are here to help and facilitate. HR is not involved in your return offer decision at all. It's purely based on the feedback of your team and partners, ... (read entire answer)
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    15 hrs ago 15 hours ago
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    McKinsey MBA sponsorship

    M7 MBA MBA McKinsey McKinsey & Company
    Most recent answer 15 hours ago
    The best answer (22 hours ago) is from:
    Udayan
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    gave the best answer 22 hours ago
    Top rated MBB coach with many offers /Ex McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience/Real cases
    MBA sponsorship requires you to have completed at least 18 months typically. More importantly it requires you to commit to coming back McKinsey for 2 years post the MBA and also to work at McKinsey during your summer br ... (read entire answer)
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    15 hrs ago 15 hours ago
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    Sell me that pencil!

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit
    Most recent answer 19 hours ago
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Apr 29, 2020
    Hi A, Before selling you that pencil, I would ask your needs first and afterwards convince you that pencil could be the best solution for you to meet your needs. Best, André
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    Value of Referrals

    Referral
    Most recent answer 21 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 26, 2022) is from:
    Florian
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    gave the best answer on May 26, 2022
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 530+ McK interviews in 2021
    Hey there, No need to invest any more time into referrals and start preparing for the aptitude tests and interviews. Congrats on the next stage! All the best! Florian
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    Calculating the solution

    EY-Parthenon Case: Virtual Marketplace
    Most recent answer 21 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 26, 2022) is from:
    Ian
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    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
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    gave the best answer on May 26, 2022
    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Let's learn 2 lessons here :) 1) CPM = cost per mille. As in, the cost of 1,000 clicks. You divide by 1,000 to get the single click rate 2) Good consultants learn how to figure things out/research on their own ... (read entire answer)
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    21 hrs ago 21 hours ago
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    Mckinsey Canada VS Qatar (Middle East)

    business analyst canada McKinsey McKinsey & Company Middle East office preferences Qatar
    Most recent answer 22 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 27, 2022) is from:
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    gave the best answer on May 27, 2022
    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Congrats on the offer! You need to decide the 2-3 most important things to you and go from there. A few thoughts: Qatar has a tax rate of just 10%, and is much cheaper than Canada (so, more savings). The crypt ... (read entire answer)
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    What should I do to get a good performance as a Mckinsey Junior Associate?

    Advice career progression McKinsey & Company
    Most recent answer 22 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 27, 2022) is from:
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    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
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    gave the best answer on May 27, 2022
    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, MOST IMPORTANTLY: Know that no-one can perfectly prepare for the job and that's the point: You will mess up, you will learn, you will be trained and supported. That's OK! -------------------------------------- ... (read entire answer)
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    Office choice and resume screening.

    Actively preparing for interviews with Mckinsey Bains & AT Kearney life science PhDtoconsultancy Resume
    Most recent answer 22 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 27, 2022) is from:
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    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on May 27, 2022
    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, 1) No need to explain. Just put the graduation date. 2) A rejection in one office is indeed a rejection in another office (normally a 12 month ban). The “good” think though is you can normally select multiple ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey Referral

    BCG McKinsey and Bain recruiting Referral
    Most recent answer 22 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 27, 2022) is from:
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    gave the best answer on May 27, 2022
    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, 1) Should I contact him/her asking him/her for a referral and if yes how should I go about it or could you refer me to some other source that can help me write him/her an appropriate mail. Please do not just c ... (read entire answer)
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    Networking for Reapplication after Final-Round Rejection from McKinsey

    Application McKinsey reapply
    Question edited 22 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 27, 2022) is from:
    Florian
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    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 530+ McK interviews in 2021
    Florian
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    gave the best answer on May 27, 2022
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 530+ McK interviews in 2021
    Hey there, I would stick to the 12 month cooldown period as it will significantly increase the chances that you will be invited again give you more time to appear on the radar of different firm folks help you prepare be ... (read entire answer)
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    BCG Saudi vs. EY management consulting London office

    exit options Job offer London Saudi Arabia
    Most recent answer 23 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 22, 2022) is from:
    Mario
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    Ex-Mckinsey (analyst->associate->manager) and now in tech (Bytedance) + Part time interview coach and mentor
    Mario
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    gave the best answer on May 22, 2022
    Ex-Mckinsey (analyst->associate->manager) and now in tech (Bytedance) + Part time interview coach and mentor
    Hey there !    The question isn't straightforward but hopefully what I'll say will at least help inform your decision given that I actually worked extensively in the region (incl., projects in Saudi) and that I also hav ... (read entire answer)
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    Expat for MBB in EU

    Bain & Company Energy Consulting McKinsey & Company offer The Boston Consulting Group
    Most recent answer 23 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 23, 2022) is from:
    Francesco
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    gave the best answer on May 23, 2022
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    Hi there, Congratulations on the offer! Regardless of the exact package (you should be able to find some data points on Glassdoor), the base salary is normally non-negotiable in strategy consulting. However, you may be ... (read entire answer)
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    HR/Change Transformation Case Study Sample Questions?

    case study change management HR hr consulting KPMG transformation
    Most recent answer on May 27, 2022
    The best answer (on May 25, 2022) is from:
    Ian
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    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
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    gave the best answer on May 25, 2022
    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Yes, I've helped a number of candidates in this space (it's getting more and more popular)! Here's a transformation (digital) case I created: https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/candidate ... (read entire answer)
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    Online assessment for Four Principles consulting company

    Four Principles Online Assessment
    Most recent answer on May 27, 2022
    The best answer (on Jul 14, 2020) is from:
    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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    gave the best answer on Jul 14, 2020
    McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
    Hello! I recommend you the following actions: Look in Glassdoor and similar pages for your tenure and geography, people share there their experiences and it´s very useful. Do some LinkedIn research: particular ... (read entire answer)
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    Specialist salary vs Generalist salary

    consulting McKinsey Specialist Sustainability
    Most recent answer on May 26, 2022
    The best answer (on May 26, 2022) is from:
    Florian
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    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 530+ McK interviews in 2021
    Florian
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    gave the best answer on May 26, 2022
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 530+ McK interviews in 2021
    Hey there, Specialist and generalist salaries are the same for an equivalent position in the same office. Check out Glassdoor, talk to peers, or eventually, you will see it on your contract. Signing boni are unusual for ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 26, 2022 on May 26, 2022
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    When was the last time you had to leave your comfort zone?

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit
    Most recent answer on May 26, 2022
    The best answer (on Dec 26, 2019) is from:
    Antonello
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    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Antonello
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    gave the best answer on Dec 26, 2019
    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Talk about one of the last CV achievements.
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    on May 26, 2022 on May 26, 2022
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