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MBB Final Round Less Than Perfect

Anonymous B asked on Jul 06, 2018 - 2 answers

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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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

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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.

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