Mckinsey interview preparation - focus only on McKinsey-style cases?

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Anonymous A asked on Oct 26, 2019

HI!

Does it make sense to practice Candidate-led (usual style) cases for an McKinsey interview preparation? or it is better to focus only on McKinsey-style cases?

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Antonello
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replied on Oct 26, 2019
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Hi,

yes, I strongly recommend preparing also the candidate-led interview. In the whole process (4-6 interviews) it is certain to handle this type of case.

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Anonymous A on Oct 26, 2019
thanks for your answer, but I do not understand, mckinsey is also doing candidate-led cases? or all cases are Interviewer-led?
Antonello on Oct 27, 2019
Yes, McK does both
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Hi,

McKinsey has both interviewer- and interviewee- led cases and thus you should practice both. At the second round partners most probably would like you to lead the case

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Deniz
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Hi,

If you are starting from scratch, I would advise you to start with interviewee-led cases, as these questions will push you harder to think in a structured way, more proactively. Once you feel confident with different kinds of cases, you can then start practicing interviewer-led cases. As highlighted by Vlad here already, McK covers both types, thus it makes sense to prepare for both.

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Francesco
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Hi Anonymous,

you may also receive candidate-led cases at McKinsey, I would therefore recommend to practice for both.

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Francesco

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