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MBB Final Round Less Than Perfect

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Did anyone's MBB final round go less well than expected or just not perfectly and still get an offer? Any stories? Thanks!

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Vlad replied on 07/06/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

If the two other partners give you great feedbacks and you were pretty good in the first round - you will get an offer.

However, they should have the arguments to defend you in the borderline situation. Thus I always recommend the candidates to demonstrate not just mediocre but an extreme performance:

  • Being super structured
  • Demonstrating very solid business judgment
  • Demonstrating great and memorable achievements in the stories
  • Asking smart questions and having a great conversation at the end

Best

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Lorenzo
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replied on 07/06/2018
BCG|Accenture|Consulting boutiques|750 GMAT|Got full MBA scholarship

Hi,

usually one single less than perfect interview does not mean that you do not get an offer, even if this interview is the last one (i.e. with a senior partner).

If you've done a good job in the previous interviews, this will be seen just as an accident, unless the last interview was not a complete disaster (which does not seem the case). It is not necessary to be absolutely perfect.

Best

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