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McKinsey Online Application Issues

McKinsey recruitment
New answer on Dec 01, 2019
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 29, 2019

Hi everyone,

I am currently applying to McKinsey but am experiencing some issues, so I am wondering if anyone went through the same situation while apply:

1) I've upload my "additional information" serveral times but cannot not see it in the application review section before submission - does that mean I have not successfully upload it?

2) for the expereince section it asks you to fill out the month and year but shows the 1st of each month on review section - if I worked till the end of, say May, then do I put May or June (shows May 1st or June 1st)

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replied on Nov 29, 2019
McKinsey | BCG | CERN| University of Cambridge

Hello there,

Great to hear your interest to join the Firm.

Kindly find below the answers to your inquiries:
1) I experienced similar issues back when I applied to McKinsey. I would suggest to try contacting the HR team of your target office. Try looking on them through LinkedIn as well as McKinsey sites. Let them know of this issue, and in case you're documents did not go through, you can submit it through them.

2) For this one, it is fine to say you are working up until the 1st date of the following month to the end of your employment, e.g. June 1st for employment ending at the end of May. The firm will refer back to your CV once you get ot the interview phase, hence the more important thing is to make sure the information presented in the CV is consistent.

Hope it helps and good luck.

Kind regards,

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Anonymous A on Nov 29, 2019

Hi Nathaniel, thank you for your reply, its super helpful!

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replied on Nov 29, 2019
McKinsey | NASA | top 10 FT MBA professor for consulting interviews | 6+ years of coaching

if you are missing something you should not be able to complete it. I recommend to send it and then verify everything is correct with HR. Do not worry about bothering them: they are there to help


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replied on Dec 01, 2019
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Hi Anonymous,

please find below the answers to your questions:

  1. I would try a different browser, if that doesn’t work, I would contact HR to explain the problem
  2. You can definitely put the beginning of the month after the end of the period of your work experience



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Lilian replied on Nov 29, 2019
Aspiring Management Consultant


I recently applied to McK's YLP program and faced these exact issue. I emailed the recruitment office and was given a link to create a new profile. That solved the problem.

So creating a new account with a different trusted email will allow you to apply. My advice is to do the application in one sitting. For the first application, I noticed I got that problem when I did the application in several sittings.

Get all you need in a folder. Start a new application in a new application and do it in one sitting.

Since you hadn't submitted the old application, there will be no double submission.

Otherwise what you're experiencing now is due to the upgrades on their system which are quite unstable.

All the best! Hope this helps

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Anonymous on Nov 29, 2019

Hi Lilian, thanks for the reply! I will try to do that instead then, thank you for letting me know - super helpful!


replied on Nov 29, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


1) What do you mean by additional information? If it is not the CL - you can skip it

2) It's totally fine to use the 1st of the month


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Anonymous A on Nov 29, 2019

Hi Vlad, Thanks for the reply! For additional information it is to upload my cover letter/transcript so I want to make sure that it is uploaded before submitting my application!

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