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McKinsey Mock Interview experience

Edited on May 31, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Apr 04, 2017

Hi everyone,

I have a mock interview with a McKinsey consultant on Thursday as part of the recruitment process I'm going through and I wanted to find out any information you might have on the format and types of questions they might ask? It would be really helpful to hear if any of you have been through this experience before.


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Anonymous replied on Apr 05, 2017

Hi there,

I'm not familiar with McK Mock Interview but I can give you my experience being invited to an informal conversation with a principal at BCG.

This is a great way to know more about the firm and basically start the recruiting process.

Expect regular fit questions: "so tell me about yourself?", "why do you want to come to consulting?".

It's important that you prepare some questions to ask him as well, and it is crucial that in your questions you actually show that you did your homework on the Firm (ex: McK recently opened a new digital capability center in Aachen, what other projects does McK has in the pipeline for the future in order to prepare itself for the changes in the market?)

I'm not sure if you are going to receive any case but just in case prepare that as well so you are ready for anything.

Other than that just have fun and don't forget even if they appear to be casual they will be evaluating you.

Hope this helps!

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Anonymous B replied on Apr 05, 2017

In my experience interviewing with McKinsey the mock interview is an informal case interview. It's non evaluating, and at the end the interviewer will give you great feedback. You can ask some questions about consulting also but mainly the point is to do a practice case and get some practice and pointers.

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Friska replied on Apr 05, 2017

Seconding what Nuno says.

On top of that, depending on the consultant, you will get either a case or PEI (personal experience) question. I recently went through one and I got a case.

It's a very helpful session and I actually got some very useful feedback from it.


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