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Why do I have another interview after my McKinsey final round?

Anonymous A asked on Apr 15, 2018 - 1 answer


I feel excited and happy to have cleared the final round of interviews with McKinsey (for one of the European offices). The news was communicated to me via phone and via email by the HR, two days ago. The mail also specifically congratulates me for clearing the "final round".

However, I was also told by the HR during the same call, that I will still have a 45-minute video conference with a partner (hub leader) and that it would be " a general discussion, unlike your previous interviews".

I am yet to formally receive my offer, so I would like to specifically know if this video conference call is likely to be more of "an official welcome and getting-to-know-you call" or am I still being evaluated? The HR also mentioned about starting the paperwork & logistics for my joining, at the earliest, but I am still nervous and would like to hear from the community.

Any help will be much appreciated!

PS: I had two rounds of 3 interviews each (case+fit) as part of my recruiting interviews and I am recruiting for a specific practice as an experienced hire.


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It's not completely unusual - it happens sometimes when:

  • The firm is not sure about you
  • Experienced hires for a specific roles (your case)

If you haven't received the offer yet, I think it still may be a final FIT interview with an industry Hub leader who will have to give his final word.

Thus prepare once again for FIT questions and Industry specific questions

Here are some general recommendations for video interviews:

  1. First of all, check whether they are providing a conference room in a local office
  2. If not - find a place with good internet speed and test it multiple times before the interview. Also, think of nice room / proper light for the video conference if you do it from home
  3. You should be dressed the same as for the regular interview
  4. Don't hesitate to ask clarifying questions if there are problems with connection or you were not able to hear something
  5. Don't forget to look at the camera and smile - same as you do on a regular interview


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