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Hi, I have my HR phone screen at Mck in few days. What is the usual structure and what should be the focus of my prep?Tx

HR McKinsey phone screen
Recent activity on May 31, 2019
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Anonymous A asked on May 31, 2019

Casablanca Office for an Associate position.

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updated an answer on May 31, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


I recommend clarifying the structure of the phone interview with HR. Depending on the office you will have a regular case with an HR or just the fit part, so the preparation is the same. It will be interviewer-led. Standard parts - Structure, calculations, creativity, recommendations.

Don't worry too much about the HR - they are trained to do that.

In some countries they will also ask the simple personal questions:

  • A story about yourself (walk them through your resume)
  • Why Consulting
  • Why McKinsey

After the case, you'll have a chance to ask your questions to the interviewer. It's important to prepare them in advance.



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replied on May 31, 2019
BCG | Kellogg MBA |82% Success rate| 450+ case interview| 5+ year consulting | 30+ projects in ~10 countries

Hi there,

Basically, you should be ready for behavioral questions for this call. You can search in the QA section of the website and find those questions I posted before. Also, I am happy to offer you a free 15 min call to inform you about this in detail. Please let me know if you are interested.



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Aicha on Jun 10, 2019

Hi ,

Aicha on Jun 10, 2019

Thanks for your response. Yes would be happy to book a free 15 min call. How about today? I am free from 4pm GST to 10pm GST. Thanks

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