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    What does expert partner mean?

    partner
    Question edited 44 minutes ago
    Anonymous A asked 4 hours ago
    What does expert partner mean? I know that they might have strong domain knowledge in one field. Do they need to sell projects? If not, what's the difference between an expert partner and a general partner?
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    Bain Dubai Round 2 Interviews

    Actively preparing for interviews with Bain and BCG Bain Bain & Company Bain middle east BainDubai dubai Middle East
    Most recent answer 2 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 9 hours ago
    Hi everyone! I was wondering if my preparation for final round interviews at Bain should differ from that I did in first round?  What kind of questions should I ask the partners? 
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    The way from a small manufacturing company to MBB

    BCG Bain McKinsey Industry experience manufacturing
    Most recent answer 2 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 3 hours ago
    Dear community,   I work in a relatively small manufacturing company (about 200 employees) as a senior manager for several years. Yet, the company has its own niche on the market and considered to be one of the finest. ... (read entire question)
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    Land your dream job!

    Join the world’s leading case interview community today and get everything you need to prepare for your upcoming case interviews!

    TopTal platform?

    freelance interview process
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    The best answer (on Nov 30, 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
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    gave the best answer on Nov 30, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, I don't know about TopTal, but one of my major rules for any purchase/job is check the bad reviews not the good ones. The fact that there are mixed reviews definitely is a concern for me so do tread with cauti ... (read entire answer)
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    Reuse PEI stories for final round?

    Final Round McKinsey & Company
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    The best answer (on Dec 01, 2021) is from:
    Francesco
    Expert
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    #1 Coach for Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (www.case.tools/results) | Ex BCG | 8Y+ Coaching
    Francesco
    Expert
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    gave the best answer on Dec 01, 2021
    #1 Coach for Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (www.case.tools/results) | Ex BCG | 8Y+ Coaching
    Hi there, It depends on how strong is the alternative story that you would use. In general, it is better to repeat in the final a great story that fits the question that you used in round 1, rather than a weaker story y ... (read entire answer)
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    3 Weeks post Mckinsey final round and No reply

    McKinsey McKinsey Final Round
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    The best answer (on Dec 01, 2021) is from:
    Florian
    Expert
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    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 520+ McK interviews in 2021
    Florian
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    gave the best answer on Dec 01, 2021
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 520+ McK interviews in 2021
    Hey there, In your case I would definitely step on the gas and call HR again, stating that you have another offer lined up and need to decide soon… Usually, I urge people to wait but  two months in the process 3 weeks o ... (read entire answer)
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    ROI Model

    business model pricing strategy
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    The best answer (on Dec 02, 2021) is from:
    Hagen
    Expert
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hagen
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Dec 02, 2021
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hi Patrick, This is indeed an interesting question, so I am happy to provide my perspective on it: In case I understand you correctly, you are asking about the right way to do value-based consulting. The way it normally ... (read entire answer)
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    Bain Dubai Round 2 Format

    2ndround associate consultant Bain Bain & Company Bain case interview Bain final round Bain mbb Bain round 2 dubai
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    The best answer (on Dec 02, 2021) is from:
    Francesco
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    #1 Coach for Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (www.case.tools/results) | Ex BCG | 8Y+ Coaching
    Francesco
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    gave the best answer on Dec 02, 2021
    #1 Coach for Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (www.case.tools/results) | Ex BCG | 8Y+ Coaching
    Hi there, Indeed Bain started recently to have interviews without fit in Dubai (there were some recent posts on that on PrepLounge).  On the other end, the last candidate I helped for Bain Dubai 1.5 months ago got fit q ... (read entire answer)
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    I always get rejected after online assesments- what can I do next time?

    BCG McKinsey and Bain London McKinsey numerical online test Online Assessment
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    The best answer (on Dec 02, 2021) is from:
    Hagen
    Expert
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hagen
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Dec 02, 2021
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hi there, First of all, I am sorry to hear about the rejections! This is indeed an interesting question which is probably relevant for quite a lot of users, so I am happy to provide my perspective on it: Generally speak ... (read entire answer)
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    Vivid Economics

    McKinsey McKinsey & Company salary
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    The best answer (on Dec 02, 2021) is from:
    Hagen
    Expert
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hagen
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Dec 02, 2021
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hi there, This is indeed an interesting question which is probably relevant for quite a lot of users, so I am happy to provide my perspective on it: Even if I (and most probably no one else in here as well) cannot give ... (read entire answer)
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    Recruiter not following up with interview logistics

    McKinsey Final Round
    Most recent answer 7 hours ago
    The best answer (on Dec 02, 2021) is from:
    Hagen
    Expert
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hagen
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Dec 02, 2021
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hi there, First of all, congratulations on passing the first round of interviews with McKinsey! This is indeed an interesting question which is probably relevant for quite a lot of users, so I am happy to provide my per ... (read entire answer)
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    Mckinsey - Referral and online assessment

    McKinsey
    Most recent answer 7 hours ago
    The best answer (on Dec 03, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 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 Dec 03, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, 1 - Can I consider this as a referral? Hmmm hard to say. It does seem like it, but it's odd given you haven't spoken to either of them. Regardless, you're  “in” in the sense that you have their attention! Do w ... (read entire answer)
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    Switch into consulting driven by the pay

    DACH
    Most recent answer 7 hours ago
    The best answer (on Dec 03, 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
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    gave the best answer on Dec 03, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, I do generally try to steer away from advice like this without understanding the individual. That said, my gut tells me the current situation is unsustainable for you. What I say next, please take with a grain ... (read entire answer)
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    What would your friend want to change about you?

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit
    Most recent answer 8 hours ago
    The best answer (on Jan 27, 2020) is from:
    Daniel
    Expert
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
    Expert
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    gave the best answer on Jan 27, 2020
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    You could go cheeky here and answer: “my workaholism, so that I can spend more time with her drinking wine and watching movies :)”
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    BCG first round interviews

    BCG
    Most recent answer 9 hours ago
    Anonymous A gave the best answer 15 hours ago
    Even thought it is hard to take, but this sounds like a rejection, I was in very similar place a couple of weeks ago
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    McKinsey Interview

    Mck
    Most recent answer 9 hours ago
    The best answer (on Dec 03, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 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 Dec 03, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, The short answer is why wouldn't you? It's always better to be 1 level over dressed than underdressed. It can only help, not hurt. If you don't have a tie slash can't get one, it won't be a dealbreaker, but I ... (read entire answer)
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    No responses when other folks got interview invitation

    McKinsey
    Most recent answer 9 hours ago
    Anonymous B gave the best answer on Dec 03, 2021
    Check the website application status, if it says ‘in progress' you are still in the game.
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    The importance of Dean’s list

    BCG Bain McKinsey MBA
    Most recent answer 9 hours ago
    The best answer (9 hours ago) is from:
    Pedro
    CoachingPlus Expert
    # 1 Rated Bain Coach | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT | Former Head Recruiter | Principal
    Pedro
    CoachingPlus Expert
    gave the best answer 9 hours ago
    # 1 Rated Bain Coach | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT | Former Head Recruiter | Principal
    If you are graduating from a top MBA school, it doesn't make a big difference, as they interview most students (as long as they pass the pre-assessments).  If your resume is a bit sub-par, a bit of networking is an easi ... (read entire answer)
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    Salary

    BCG Bain McKinsey salary
    Most recent answer 9 hours ago
    The best answer (10 hours ago) is from:
    Hagen
    Expert
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hagen
    Expert
    gave the best answer 10 hours ago
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hi there, This is indeed an interesting question which is probably relevant for quite a lot of users, so I am happy to provide my perspective on it: First of all, you are absolutely true that glassdoor figures are somew ... (read entire answer)
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    What is the biggest differentiation between consultant/associate's capability versus PM's.

    promotion
    Most recent answer 10 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 14 hours ago
    What is the biggest differentiation between consultant/associate's capability versus PMs? What is the biggest differentiation between PM's capability versus Principals? I see principals who are 50 and some are 30ish.
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