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Anonymous A asked on Dec 04, 2022
Anonymous A asked on Dec 04, 2022
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What has been your most important non-academic success so far?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 46 minutes 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 gets you up every day?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 47 minutes ago
Anonymous B gave the best answer on Aug 31, 2020
The alarm clock.
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If you discover product defects on a day off, would you call the boss?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 48 minutes ago
The best answer (on Jan 26, 2020) is from:
Oleksandr (Alex)
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Very experienced ex-McKinsey consultant with cross-country expertise
Oleksandr (Alex)
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gave the best answer on Jan 26, 2020
Very experienced ex-McKinsey consultant with cross-country expertise
Hello, This is type of questions which distincts people with a good ownership skills. In principle, depends on the criticallity of the situation, you shall try to solve it with all and every manner and tools by you ... (read entire answer)
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What would you be doing if you weren't in this field?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 50 minutes ago
The best answer (on Jun 02, 2020) is from:
Sidi
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McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers
Sidi
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gave the best answer on Jun 02, 2020
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers
Hi! Just be honest and give a well-founded answer, based on your specific situation and history. Cheers, Sidi
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What advice would you give your 15-year-old self?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 51 minutes ago
The best answer (on Jan 27, 2020) is from:
Daniel
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McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
Daniel
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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
I would try to formulate an answer which fits into a consulting narrative. Here it would be, for example, good to use the fact that MBB appreciate when a candidate has a very diverse professional experience. So, the ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey Solve - How do you know if your species survived?

McKinsey Online Assessment recruitment test
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
The best answer (15 hours ago) is from:
Florian
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#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Florian
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gave the best answer 15 hours ago
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hey there, Yes, congrats :-) Now, time to prepare for the interviews. Have a look at the articles I wrote about the McKinsey Case and PEI: https://preplounge.com/mckinsey-interview https://www.preplounge.com/mckinsey-pe ... (read entire answer)
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MBB Invitation to Interview

MBB
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Anonymous A asked 13 hours ago
Hey,   I just started working with a consulting firm (less than a month) and surprisingly received an invitation to interview with an MBB a few days ago. I would undoubtedly prefer the MBB even though the consulting fir ... (read entire question)
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Technical Case Interview Preparation BCG Gamma

BCG Case Interview
Most recent answer 24 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Dec 08, 2022
Hi guys. I'm currently interviewing with BCG Gamma. The position is AI Software Engineer. I will be having 2 case interviews soon. One of them is a technical case interview. I have no idea how to prepare for it. Any sug ... (read entire question)
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Advanced Analytics/Machine Learning Casing

Analytical Skills big data Technical Experience Interview
Most recent answer on Dec 08, 2022
The best answer (on Jan 17, 2022) is from:
Ian
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MBB | 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 Jan 17, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi Daniel, Feel free to reach out to me! I have a background in data analytics (worked for Quantium, specialized in data analytics at Stern, and worked on a few projects with BCG Gamma). Happy to be of service!
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on Dec 08, 2022 on Dec 08, 2022
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Associate Internship

McKinsey
Most recent answer on Dec 08, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 08, 2022) is from:
Cristian
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100% success rate if applying to >2 firms / Honest feedback: no sugar-coating / Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
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gave the best answer on Dec 08, 2022
100% success rate if applying to >2 firms / Honest feedback: no sugar-coating / Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  Yes, it's very likely.  The standards that are used in the recruitment process for interns are close to those for full-time positions, so as long as you perform to a decent level during your internship, it wi ... (read entire answer)
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Received interview from BCG Seoul, but don't want to take it

BCG MBB reapplication Withdraw
Most recent answer on Dec 08, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 08, 2022) is from:
Cristian
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100% success rate if applying to >2 firms / Honest feedback: no sugar-coating / Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
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gave the best answer on Dec 08, 2022
100% success rate if applying to >2 firms / Honest feedback: no sugar-coating / Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  Interesting situation, but I would look at it in a different way.  I would go ahead with the interview in Seoul. You only stand to win from this.  If you fail, then at least you got to experience the intervie ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 08, 2022 on Dec 08, 2022
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What is your biggest dream and your biggest fear?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer on Dec 08, 2022
The best answer (on Mar 24, 2020) is from:
Daniel
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McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
Daniel
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gave the best answer on Mar 24, 2020
McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
If asked a question like this, it’s good to relate your answer back to something consulting industry is looking for, for example: Dream Having a real impact on the world (name a specific example like starting a b ... (read entire answer)
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Why company X?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer on Dec 08, 2022
The best answer (on Mar 30, 2020) is from:
Raj
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Strategy&| ex-interviewer | 170+ coached over career |95% success @ MBB, S&, RB, LEK, OW, Big4 [SUCCESS STORIES BELOW]
Raj
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gave the best answer on Mar 30, 2020
Strategy&| ex-interviewer | 170+ coached over career |95% success @ MBB, S&, RB, LEK, OW, Big4 [SUCCESS STORIES BELOW]
How you answer this question should vary for when you are answering it. In a cover letter In person - after a few interviews In a final round - once you've got to understand the company better The critical f ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 08, 2022 on Dec 08, 2022
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Converting full time offer to internship

europe full time Future MBB SEA tier2
Most recent answer on Dec 08, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 07, 2022) is from:
Pedro
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Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT | Market Sizing | Former Head Recruiter
Pedro
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gave the best answer on Dec 07, 2022
Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT | Market Sizing | Former Head Recruiter
I'd rather live where I want and then try to “move up” rather than living where I don't. Particularly if you have a specific timeline you want to meet. I.e., if you want to work in Europe take the option that makes it h ... (read entire answer)
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MBB SEA work life balance

Bain & Company BCG entry level MBB Mck work life balance working hours
Most recent answer on Dec 08, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 07, 2022) is from:
Udayan
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Content Creator
Top rated McKinsey Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience
Udayan
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gave the best answer on Dec 07, 2022
Top rated McKinsey Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience
No one can provide an accurate answer to your question because it truly depends on the project.  If you want to have an estimate to work with I would say prepare to work at least 9 am to 9pm every Monday to Thursday. On ... (read entire answer)
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Hirevue ZS Associates

video video interview
Most recent answer on Dec 08, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 08, 2022) is from:
Cristian
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Content Creator
100% success rate if applying to >2 firms / Honest feedback: no sugar-coating / Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Dec 08, 2022
100% success rate if applying to >2 firms / Honest feedback: no sugar-coating / Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  This is basically a screening round where you will be asked the typical introductory questions of personal fit interviews.  Read about Hirevue and how it works if you are not familiar with it, but in short yo ... (read entire answer)
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IQVIA (SEA) - Associate Consultant Position

IQVIA life science MBB
Most recent answer on Dec 08, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 08, 2022) is from:
Ian
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Content Creator
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Dec 08, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, Here are some prior Q&As to help: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/is-iqvia-better-or-ey-parthenonmonitor-deloitte-9385 They're very much a boutique, but I can't speak to their exact reputati ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 08, 2022 on Dec 08, 2022
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Should you I ask for feedback after a rejection?

Feedback Final Round interview feedback London rejection
Most recent answer on Dec 08, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 07, 2022) is from:
Moritz
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Content Creator
Unearth your spike & get the offer |ex-McKinsey | 120+ coachings & interviews @ McKinsey | ESADE MBA | Transition Expert
Moritz
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Dec 07, 2022
Unearth your spike & get the offer |ex-McKinsey | 120+ coachings & interviews @ McKinsey | ESADE MBA | Transition Expert
Hi there,  It's a no-regret move to reach out and arrange a call, so my recommendation would be to do it. In general, good feedback is pure gold for anyone's career development. Whether you'll get it from the interviewe ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 08, 2022 on Dec 08, 2022
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Accenture Assessment Centre

Accenture
Most recent answer on Dec 08, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 08, 2022) is from:
Cristian
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Content Creator
100% success rate if applying to >2 firms / Honest feedback: no sugar-coating / Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Dec 08, 2022
100% success rate if applying to >2 firms / Honest feedback: no sugar-coating / Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  I've been part of an assessment centre for Big4 when I was a candidate myself, so I'm happy to share my experience.  Aside from this, like Ian suggests as well, try to squeeze as much out of Google as possibl ... (read entire answer)
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