McKinsey CV screening checklist

CV screening
New answer on Jan 16, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Jan 14, 2021

Hello,

Is there a specific document or set of criteria that McKinsey CV screeners use? How can I assess if my CV has a chance to get selected or no?

Thanks!

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Ken
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updated an answer on Jan 15, 2021
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There is a rough criteria but it does come down to a more subjective decision by the reader(s). The McKinsey website gives quite a lot of detail around how to write a good CV (https://www.mckinsey.com/careers/students/tips-for-advanced-professional-degree-candidates) and this forum is an excellent network of ex McKinsey consultants who should be able to give your relevant feedback as well. My advice would be to make sure you get several people to read your cv and give feedback as opposed to just one.

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Vlad
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updated an answer on Jan 15, 2021
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Hi,

It's defined by each office separately since there are too many local variables (schools, industries, companies, etc)

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Antonello
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replied on Jan 16, 2021
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Hi,

There are a lot: the main PEI variables (i.e. leadership, analytical skills, etc.), school and grades, extracurricular activities, interests, etc.

The only way to have a better idea of whether you'll be selected is to do an individual review of your CV.

Hope this helps.

Best,

Antonello

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Clara
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replied on Jan 15, 2021
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Hello!

Why don´t you post it sanitized, for feedback?

Cheers,

Clara

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Gaurav
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replied on Jan 15, 2021
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Hi,

it varies from one office to another. In addition to Ken's suggestion: if you decide to network to secure a referral (which increases your chances to go through CV screening), you start contacting people and ask them for advice, so you kill two birds with one stone.

Hope it helps,

GB

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Ian
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Hi there,

While there are general cutoffs (for GPAs, GMAT scores, etc.), there are not a specific set of crtieria. That said, there are general things required that they check for such as:

  • Adequate work experience
  • Relevant work experience
  • Relevant skillset
  • Brand recognition
  • "Wow" experiences
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