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Are You A Small Business Owner and Need IT Consultant?

Digital Consultant – What Is It And How to Become One?
Sysvoot asked 2 hours ago
Sysvoot asked 2 hours ago
Complete Managed IT Service
Sysvoot is a small business IT consulting firm in USA. We specialize in providing tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of small businesses. Our team of experienced IT professionals is dedicated to helping busines ... (read entire question)
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It has been almost 3 weeks since doing the PSG at Mckinsey and I haven't heard back

McKinsey McKinsey & Company Problem Solving Test PSG
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
The best answer (18 hours ago) is from:
Dennis
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Dennis
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Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Uncertainty about recession impacts is affecting a lot - also consulting recruiting processes. You just have to wait for the response in this case.  In the meantime, keep applying to other firms (as it will likely take ... (read entire answer)
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Key insights from Graphs

Exhibit Final Round Math problem strategy&
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
The best answer (11 hours ago) is from:
Cristian
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Cristian
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Hi there,  It rather sounds like you don't have the right technique for interpreting exhibits.  Basically, try to go down the following steps: 1. Read the exhibit with the interviewer without actually reading it. This g ... (read entire answer)
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Partner call

MBB referrals
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 11 hours ago
Dear Coaches, I have a scheduled call with a partner at one of the MBB’s. How do I maximize the call. sometime back I had a call with a consultant at one of the MBB’s and I feel the call went well and even the consultan ... (read entire question)
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Leading with a hypothesis

BCG Case Interview hypothesis
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 15 hours ago
After you write down your structure with potential buckets to explore, how does one go about “leading with a hypothesis”, based on industry/segment/problem characteristics? Can you give some practical examples of this? ... (read entire question)
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OC&C London

MBA OC&C salary
Anonymous A asked 5 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 5 hours ago
May I check if anyone knows what is the full time MBA salary for OC&C is like for their London office? If have break down like base - performance bonus - signing bonus etc would be great.
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Frustration! HELP

brainstorming Case structure and frameworks creativity issue tree MECE Structure
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
The best answer (23 hours ago) is from:
Ian
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Ian
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gave the best answer 23 hours ago
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, Quite honestly you and I should have an intro call. I specialize in the mindset shift required to learn how to framework. I can't talk about my techniques here (for obvious reasons), but I have a tried, tested ... (read entire answer)
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Which Business School is Better to get into Consulting ?

MBB
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
The best answer (18 hours ago) is from:
Moritz
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ex-McKinsey | Senior Interviewer & MBA Coach @ McKinsey | Personalized key-skill coaching |Blue-chip Strategy Lead
Moritz
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gave the best answer 18 hours ago
ex-McKinsey | Senior Interviewer & MBA Coach @ McKinsey | Personalized key-skill coaching |Blue-chip Strategy Lead
Hi there, Let's take this one by one: “Does anyone have any suggestions on which degree could help me start a career in consulting at MBB in Europe?”  - Technically, any degree will do if your overall profile is impress ... (read entire answer)
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Fragen zum TKMC Case: Portfolioerweiterung im Materialhandel

TKMC Case: Portfolioerweiterung im Materialhandel
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 22 hours ago
Liebe Community,  derzeit bearbeite ich als Neuling hier, den Case vom TKMC. Bei der Aufgabe 1B mit der Fragestellung:Wie groß ist der Lithium-Zielmarkt für tk ComT in den Jahren 2025-2030 (in Mio. €)?Verstehe ich nicht ... (read entire question)
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Case study: consulting offer or ownership stake

case study Market sizing
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
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Rushabh
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Hello Jonas, That's a fun question! Yes I would say a quantitative + qualitative analysis sounds great. In your quantitative, essentially they want you to value the business. Starting with a market sizing exercise, movi ... (read entire answer)
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What would you do if you won the lottery?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 30, 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 Sep 30, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Hello! On top of the insights already shared in the post, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s shop (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34 ... (read entire answer)
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What to write in the cover letter - Entry level role with 2 year post-bachelors experience

Bain consulting consultingcoverletter Cover letter MBB The Boston Consulting Group
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
The best answer (on Jan 29, 2023) is from:
Moritz
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ex-McKinsey | Senior Interviewer & MBA Coach @ McKinsey | Personalized key-skill coaching |Blue-chip Strategy Lead
Moritz
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gave the best answer on Jan 29, 2023
ex-McKinsey | Senior Interviewer & MBA Coach @ McKinsey | Personalized key-skill coaching |Blue-chip Strategy Lead
Hi there, First of all, it's important to tell your story, not repeat your CV! I would generally approach it like this: 1st paragraph (short): Explain what you're applying for and why, ideally mentioning who in the firm ... (read entire answer)
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When is it acceptable to pause and write things down?

Cases
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
The best answer (20 hours ago) is from:
Florian
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#1 rated McKinsey Coach | Top MBB Coach | 5 years @ McKinsey | Author of the 1% | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Florian
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gave the best answer 20 hours ago
#1 rated McKinsey Coach | Top MBB Coach | 5 years @ McKinsey | Author of the 1% | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hi there, Simple formula: Whenever the benefit you get from writing ideas down and thinking about them > not, so I would say always. I would always take time for Structuring (1-2m) Brainstorming (1m) Charts (30s) Mat ... (read entire answer)
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Converting MBB Internship

Bain Bain & Company BCG internship MBB McKinsey soft skills
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
The best answer (19 hours ago) is from:
Hagen
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Bain Project Leader and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hagen
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gave the best answer 19 hours ago
Bain Project Leader and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hi there, First of all, congratulations on the MBB internship offer! I think this is an interesting question that may be relevant for many people. I would be happy to share my thoughts on it: The truly differentiating f ... (read entire answer)
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How to communicate during an exhibit question

BCG Case Interview Delivery insights
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
The best answer (18 hours ago) is from:
Moritz
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ex-McKinsey | Senior Interviewer & MBA Coach @ McKinsey | Personalized key-skill coaching |Blue-chip Strategy Lead
Moritz
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gave the best answer 18 hours ago
ex-McKinsey | Senior Interviewer & MBA Coach @ McKinsey | Personalized key-skill coaching |Blue-chip Strategy Lead
Hi there, This is a very common problem and indeed doesn't reflect well on candidates. The trick is to proactively look for opportunities to show specific skills, i.e. quant and conceptual skills. For graphs, I generall ... (read entire answer)
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Resume Review

Consulting Resume
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
The best answer (18 hours ago) is from:
Moritz
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ex-McKinsey | Senior Interviewer & MBA Coach @ McKinsey | Personalized key-skill coaching |Blue-chip Strategy Lead
Moritz
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gave the best answer 18 hours ago
ex-McKinsey | Senior Interviewer & MBA Coach @ McKinsey | Personalized key-skill coaching |Blue-chip Strategy Lead
Hi Brian, Feel free to send it through and I can give you some high level pointers for free. Best, Moritz
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If you could be remembered with just one sentence – what would it be?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 11 hours ago
Anonymous B gave the best answer on Sep 26, 2019
Made a lot of people live a better life.
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How many live cases after self-studying 60 cases?

Cases Practice cases
Most recent answer 12 hours ago
The best answer (on Jan 20, 2023) is from:
Florian
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#1 rated McKinsey Coach | Top MBB Coach | 5 years @ McKinsey | Author of the 1% | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Florian
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gave the best answer on Jan 20, 2023
#1 rated McKinsey Coach | Top MBB Coach | 5 years @ McKinsey | Author of the 1% | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hi there, I would be careful with statements such as “main types of cases.” There are no main types of cases, even though this is how most common case interview resources on the web and the 2 books that are still the in ... (read entire answer)
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Mckinsey Interview Preparation

McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer 12 hours ago
The best answer (on Jan 22, 2023) 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 Jan 22, 2023
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Hello! In any case it´s good news, it´s not so easy to get an interview at this point! You have 2 main workstreams ahead: 1. FIT INTERVIEW The "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s s ... (read entire answer)
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MBB Background Checks - Self / Informal Employment On Resume

MBB
Most recent answer 12 hours ago
The best answer (on Jan 21, 2023) is from:
Hagen
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Bain Project Leader and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hagen
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gave the best answer on Jan 21, 2023
Bain Project Leader and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hi there, First of all, congratulations on your offer from your dream office and company! I think this is an interesting question that may be relevant for many people. I would be happy to share my thoughts on it: Since ... (read entire answer)
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