How have you applied what you've learned in your career to other roles?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
New answer on Sep 27, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Sep 26, 2019

How would you answer this question in your Personal Fit interview? Receive feedback on your answer and browse through the Q&As to review the approaches of other applicants and experts.

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replied on Mar 24, 2020
McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews

Here is good to choose some skills / acquired personality traits, which are consulting-related and to give specific examples of how you applied them elsewhere, e.g.:

  • sporting events
  • family life
  • hobbies
  • social engagements

Here is the list of skills / acquired personality traits, which are relevant for consulting and which you could choose from:

  • Structured
  • Rational
  • Forward-thinking
  • Creative
  • Team-player
  • Passionate to get things done
  • Confident in what you do
  • Realistic
  • Motivated to stay on task no matter what
  • Flexible
  • Patient
  • Personable

Hope this helps!


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Anonymous B replied on Sep 27, 2021

I have mostly applied my team work skills and reducing conflict in the team. That means taking on a mediation role when there is conflict

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replied on Sep 30, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut


On top of the insights already shared in the post, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s shop (, adressing topics precisely as your question.

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McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
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