How does McKinsey contact applicants for the first time?

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Anonymous A asked on Oct 16, 2020

If the online application is successful, do I receive an email or a phone call? If a phone call, is it a formality (to fix an interview) or a screening interview?
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Mehdi
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replied on Oct 16, 2020
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Hi there,

The first contact will be done by email. Also, at the beginning, almost is done through emails.

All the best,

Mehdi

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Anonymous A on Oct 16, 2020

Thank you, Mehdi!

Ian
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It will be by email. Furthermore, if you're given the Imbellus or other test, you will again be informed that you passed/failed by email.

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Anonymous A on Oct 17, 2020

Thank you, Ian!

Henning
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Typically you'll receive an email with the outcome of the written application. Then a recruiter will reach out to schedule the interviews.

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Anonymous A on Oct 16, 2020

Thank you, Henning!

Robert
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Hi Anonymous,

For the sake of efficiency, the first contact is done via email to inform you about outcome.

The regular phone call afterwards is a pure formality and just for aligning the interview date(s). However, if there are some reasonable doubts a first pre-interview could still take place - but this is also arranged explicitly.

Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind to give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button below!

Robert

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Anonymous A on Oct 16, 2020

Thank you, Robert!

Udayan
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Email is the most popular method. It can depend however if you applied via a referral then sometimes a phone call is also likely.

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Anonymous A on Oct 17, 2020

Thank you, Udayan!

Gaurav
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Hi there!

You will be contacted by email.

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