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Chance I will pass the interview?

Anonymous A asked on Aug 14, 2018 - 2 answers

I took an experienced hire R1 interview a few days ago for an MBB APAC office, and it lasted about 30 minutes.

These are the memorable comments :

1. Your approach to the case is top-down unlike that of other candidates, which makes you stand out. Other interviewees generally tried to build the case from the bottom-up. This part is your competitive edge.

2. Are you sure you want to do consulting? Did you take any math courses in college; can you code? Our work is generally journalistic that is backed by analysis. It might take some time to turn you into a consultant, because you talk a little slow and you need to be able to convince others whereas you are quirky.

3. What were your goals in life? What is your work style? (I told them I work with a great focus). What were your passions in college? What are there reasons your first job was (xxx)?

Q&A : I asked what tools they use to analyze, and found they use a variety of big-data programs to support their analysis.

PS HE gave me his card and all...


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replied on Aug 14, 2018
McKinsey Engagement Manager & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 100+ candidates secure MBB offers
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Hi Anonymous,

well.. Not sure what you are acually asking?

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Anonymous B replied on Aug 14, 2018

I don’t think you should worry too much. If you pass, congrats and keep fighting. If you’re not, keep your heads up and move on to find jobs at different place. If MBB interviewed you, chances are, your resume is already exceptional.