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    ▶ HIRING SEASON SPECIAL! 25% off your Premium Membership! ◀

    Hiring Timeline MBB preplounge
    Most recent answer on Sep 20, 2021
    Christine
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    asked on Sep 20, 2021
    PrepLounge Community & Marketing Manager
    Dear PrepLounge Community,  you probably all know that fall season is the hot season for hires in management consulting! We want to support you as much as possible during this hot phase, which is why we have come up with a great deal. ▶ Get 25% off any Premium Membership  ▶ From Monday, September 20th until Monday, September 27th, 2021 ▶  Use the code HIRE25 during the checkout process    Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any further questions. We wish you much success with your upcoming interviews. You can do it! Christine PrepLounge Community Management Follow us on: Facebook |  ... (read entire question)
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    McKinsey Game result

    McKinsey
    Question edited 1 hour ago
    The best answer (19 hours ago) is from:
    Francesco
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    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer 19 hours ago
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Hi there, The time to get a reply after the Imbellus varies. Most of the time is within 2 weeks but can be longer. The longest I heard was 2 months and the result was positive. If you have followed up already, I would w ... (read entire answer)
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    What’s an example of how you helped someone this month?

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit
    Most recent answer 3 hours ago
    The best answer (on Oct 05, 2020) is from:
    Robert
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    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    Robert
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Oct 05, 2020
    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    Hi there, First of all you need to understand the underlying thought process from the consulting firm's point of view, before specifically thinking about the answer to this question. In consulting, you are essential ... (read entire answer)
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    Macros and VBA

    Actively preparing for interviews with AT Kearney Mckinsey & Bains basic membership BCG gamma Interview McKinsey MBB
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked on Sep 24, 2021
    are macros and vba used in consulting ?   as a junior consultant, should we have those skills ?   thanks
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    Cancelling interview the day of

    assessmentday HR
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 7 hours ago
    Hello everyone,I have a three case study round on Monday but already got an offer yesterday (that I took) and haven't had the time to call to cancel the interviews. Is it okay to do so the day of? The company has invest ... (read entire question)
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    Who is your role model?

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit Who is your role model?
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 08, 2017) is from:
    Moji
    Skilled
    Actively preparing for my first round McKinsey interviews.
    Moji
    Skilled
    gave the best answer on Sep 08, 2017
    Actively preparing for my first round McKinsey interviews.
    I haven't been interviewed yet but I feel that what an interviewer might be looking for in an answer would be an idea of what your values, beliefs and aspirations are as a person. Irrespective of who (family or not) a p ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey Digital - Language requirements

    Digital McKinsey
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 22, 2021) is from:
    Sofia
    Expert
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    Sofia
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Sep 22, 2021
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    Hello, McKinsey Digital will have the same language requirements as the generalist McKinsey position for that office (after all you are essentially doing a similar job, you will just be working more on digital-focused c ... (read entire answer)
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    I failed to make friends at the firm (a top consulting firm), what should I do?

    building relationships
    Most recent answer 7 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked on Sep 24, 2021
    I failed to make friends at the firm (a top consulting firm)-I just sit at the corner and too shy to speak to others, what should I do? I don't feel happy being here.
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    Round 1 BCG

    1stround BCG BCG Case Interview
    Most recent answer 7 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 21, 2021) is from:
    Udayan
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    Top rated MBB coach with many offers /Ex McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience/Real cases
    Udayan
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 21, 2021
    Top rated MBB coach with many offers /Ex McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience/Real cases
    As has been said many times before, you cannot read into everything someone says in an interview. There is absolutely no way to know what the partner was thinking, and I can assure you that he does not think of you less ... (read entire answer)
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    Final interviews - MBB

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey Final Round Interview Scheduling MBB Preparing for final round at McK
    Most recent answer 7 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 21, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 21, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, This is completely normal (as least, not abnormal). Partners are busy! They have multiple clients/projects and are running around like mad - getting 3 interviews lined up all at once is challenging. Your 3rd o ... (read entire answer)
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    Round BCG Decision

    BCG Case Interview
    Most recent answer 7 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 22, 2021) is from:
    Sofia
    Expert
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    Sofia
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Sep 22, 2021
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    Hello, It really depends on how strong the yes and no were. In any case, it can be hard as a candidate to assess how the interview went - hopefully the “no” might be a “maybe”.
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    Promotion to manager level

    promotion
    Most recent answer 7 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 21, 2021) is from:
    Cristian
    CoachingPlus Expert
    McKinsey / Oxford grad / ex Firm mock interviewer & internal training faculty / top 25% best consultants in the Firm
    Cristian
    CoachingPlus Expert
    gave the best answer on Sep 21, 2021
    McKinsey / Oxford grad / ex Firm mock interviewer & internal training faculty / top 25% best consultants in the Firm
    Discussing with colleagues across roles in McKinsey, I came to the conclusion that moving from one role to another is a similar challenge. Obviously, it requires a different set of skills, different criteria on which yo ... (read entire answer)
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    7 hours ago
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    Extracurricular activities and grades - Experienced hire - MBB

    Client and MBB
    Most recent answer 9 hours ago
    The best answer (9 hours ago) is from:
    Norah
    Expert
    I am here to get you an offer! | Got 8 offers including the 3 MBBs and non MBB like Wyman, Roland Berger, Strategy&.
    Norah
    Expert
    gave the best answer 9 hours ago
    I am here to get you an offer! | Got 8 offers including the 3 MBBs and non MBB like Wyman, Roland Berger, Strategy&.
    Hi Anonymous,Thanks for asking the question!Based on my experience, screening is usually based on 3 criteria (by order of importance):- your professional experience and school (usually we have a list of target schools a ... (read entire answer)
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    Do experienced hires also have to solve the problem solving games (MBB)?

    MBB Interview McKinsey problem solving game
    Most recent answer 9 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked on Sep 21, 2021
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    Was würden Sie tun, wenn Sie vor dem Kino versetzt werden, aber schon die Tickets gekauft haben?

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit
    Most recent answer 11 hours ago
    Anonymous B gave the best answer on Jan 25, 2020
    - Refund tickets (and get money back) - Change tickets for another movie on another day If not possible: - Invite other people to watch the movie with you (friends, family) - Watch movie alone - Sell tickets t ... (read entire answer)
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    Bain hypothesis planning case interview

    Bain
    Anonymous A asked 17 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 17 hours ago
    Has anyone gone through Bain's hypothesis planning case interview. Are there any available resources out there for this?
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    Bain Assessment (London/Dubai) - what to expect and is it sent out to everyone?

    Bain & Company Bain mbb BAIN test
    Most recent answer 19 hours ago
    The best answer (19 hours ago) is from:
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer 19 hours ago
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Hi there, Bain is using different tests worldwide, which also changed due to the pandemic, so this is why you may find some conflicting information. If you want to clarify your office that will make it easier to provide ... (read entire answer)
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    19 hours ago
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    How did you earn your fast-track promotion?

    promotion
    Most recent answer 21 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked on Sep 24, 2021
    How did you earn your fast-track promotion?
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    How to elegantly imply that you accept the correction in case interview?

    Case Interview
    Most recent answer on Sep 24, 2021
    Anonymous A asked on Sep 24, 2021
    Sometimes in the case interview, the interviewer either implies that you miss something and let you think again or directly say the pieces you need to add. How can I elegantly acknowledge that I miss  something and at t ... (read entire question)
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    Capital One Case Interview

    Capital one Case Interview Consulting interview First Round internship
    Most recent answer on Sep 24, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 21, 2021) is from:
    Sofia
    Expert
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    Sofia
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Sep 21, 2021
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    Hello, Congratulations on getting the interview! I would suggest to take a few hours to read about business cases, understand how to solve them, and look at some common frameworks (PrepLounge has some bootcamp guides th ... (read entire answer)
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