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Anonymous A asked on Oct 25, 2018 - 4 answers

I have an interview with McKinsey (1st round). I asked the girl at the human resources some time (3 weeks), now I wrote her 10 days ago that I am ready but no answer yet. What I should do? Can I call her?


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updated his answer on Oct 25, 2018
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Even people at McKinsey are human! They cook with water, their shit stinks and sometimes they mess up. Their not some deity that you are not allowed to look in the eye, where you only can speak when spoken to and one slip-up is an automatic beheading.

(Sorry that I am turning this into a bit of a ridicule, but I am always shaking my head at the fear and awe that speaks from so many questions here...)

Why shouldn't you call her? You have a genuine question, you have reached out to her through other channels to no avail, of course you call her! It's part of her job to facilitate your interview. It's not like your application is doomed because you dared to call someone...

So pick up the phone, call her.




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Absolutely! This is one of the most common questions on the preplounge. It's totally fine to call / e-mail the HR. Her job is to find the right candidates and to help them.


Anonymous A replied on Oct 26, 2018

But it is fine to call her even if you have emailed her 2 times in 2 weeks (and the last 4 days ago)?


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Same as Elias - follow-up, definitely!