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McKinsey Postpone Interview

Hello,

Is there any downfall to pushing my (2nd round) interview back a couple of weeks due to exams? I am concerned with spots being filled etc, but HR have suggested we postone so i can study for finals.

Thanks,

Hello,

Is there any downfall to pushing my (2nd round) interview back a couple of weeks due to exams? I am concerned with spots being filled etc, but HR have suggested we postone so i can study for finals.

Thanks,

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Two ways to look at it:

1. You are afraid they will fill your spot before you have a chance to interview. This may happen, but the risk is low - especially since good applicants are hard to find. Worst case, they tell you what they told me, "wait a year"

2. You want to be at your best, and so does McK. If you rush it and fail, will you hate yourself forever? I would

My recommendation is same as Mck's: postpone, prepare, rock the interview and get the job!

Good luck,

Guennael

Ex-BCG Dallas

Two ways to look at it:

1. You are afraid they will fill your spot before you have a chance to interview. This may happen, but the risk is low - especially since good applicants are hard to find. Worst case, they tell you what they told me, "wait a year"

2. You want to be at your best, and so does McK. If you rush it and fail, will you hate yourself forever? I would

My recommendation is same as Mck's: postpone, prepare, rock the interview and get the job!

Good luck,

Guennael

Ex-BCG Dallas

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If you are at peak of your preparation and in a “maintenance” phase and are able

not to be distracted by other things (exams) going on in your life, I would just take it.

If you can benefit of a few weeks extra of preparation (while studying and potentially being distracted by finals) I would take the opportunity offered and move it.

Either way I wouldn’t worry about it too much especially if you are a strong performer. If you are a borderline one your concern might be legitimate and Considerations I made above are important.

As a curiosity, did you mentioned this to HR and then they offered or they proactively offered it to you?

hope this helps,

andrea

If you are at peak of your preparation and in a “maintenance” phase and are able

not to be distracted by other things (exams) going on in your life, I would just take it.

If you can benefit of a few weeks extra of preparation (while studying and potentially being distracted by finals) I would take the opportunity offered and move it.

Either way I wouldn’t worry about it too much especially if you are a strong performer. If you are a borderline one your concern might be legitimate and Considerations I made above are important.

As a curiosity, did you mentioned this to HR and then they offered or they proactively offered it to you?

hope this helps,

andrea