Confidence

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Recent activity on Mar 10, 2019
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Anonymous A asked on Mar 09, 2019

Hi, could you share some thoughts about confidence not only in the interview but also wokring as a consultant?

What do you do to gain more confidence and to make people believe in what you are saying... any practices or exercises? Thanks

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Sidi
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replied on Mar 10, 2019
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers

Hi!

The first step is to disconnect and encapsulate your your self esteem from any work-related notion! This will help you to project gravitas and authority in any situation - also when you don't have any clue in terms of content. It will help you to confidendtly say "I absolutely don't know the answer to this question right now. But I am very confident I will find out soon." Your self esteem should never be contingent on whether you feel competent or savvy on a specific topic. It should be unshakably rooted in the conviction that you will be able to figure it out by means of your own smartness and the amazing resources that are at your disposal as part of an MBB firm.

Cheers, Sidi

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Vlad
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replied on Mar 10, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

You gain confidence with getting more expertise. Thus you can specialize as early as possible to become a confident professional. Business school helps as well

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