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McKinsey Videoconference Interview

Hello all,

I have my first round of interviews in two weeks. The interview will be an videoconference. I was wondering how I could use this to my advantage. Is there any cheatsheats/notes that you would recommend having on my desk to look at in order to make my life a bit easier?

Thanks,

Hello all,

I have my first round of interviews in two weeks. The interview will be an videoconference. I was wondering how I could use this to my advantage. Is there any cheatsheats/notes that you would recommend having on my desk to look at in order to make my life a bit easier?

Thanks,

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Hi Anonym,

normally, there is a personal fit part and a case part:

I would prepare the personal fit part and think about your answers. However, I think it does not make sense to read something from your notes. This would not have a good effect.

The case is always individual, but you can use some modular structure blocks, which will help you to get a good structure for almost every case. I train my coachees, who have problems in structuring, with a special checklist for this. They learn structuring really quickly and effectively in this way. However, it also would not make sense to use some notes here. You should really learn the approach to use it effectively (also regarding your other interviews).

Thus, I think notes would not give you an advantage here. The relaxed atmosphere of conducting an interview at home will be your advantage. Good luck for your interview!

Best regards

Marco-Alexander

Hi Anonym,

normally, there is a personal fit part and a case part:

I would prepare the personal fit part and think about your answers. However, I think it does not make sense to read something from your notes. This would not have a good effect.

The case is always individual, but you can use some modular structure blocks, which will help you to get a good structure for almost every case. I train my coachees, who have problems in structuring, with a special checklist for this. They learn structuring really quickly and effectively in this way. However, it also would not make sense to use some notes here. You should really learn the approach to use it effectively (also regarding your other interviews).

Thus, I think notes would not give you an advantage here. The relaxed atmosphere of conducting an interview at home will be your advantage. Good luck for your interview!

Best regards

Marco-Alexander

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Hi Anonymous,

you can definitely have notes organize close to you to help, however I would refrain to read predefined passages, which could give the impression your feedback is not natural.

Hope this helps,
Francesco

Hi Anonymous,

you can definitely have notes organize close to you to help, however I would refrain to read predefined passages, which could give the impression your feedback is not natural.

Hope this helps,
Francesco

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Hi,

I would not do that. It will distract you and you will be losing your energy on something other than solving the case. Please don't try to outsmart the system and just prepare!

Best

Hi,

I would not do that. It will distract you and you will be losing your energy on something other than solving the case. Please don't try to outsmart the system and just prepare!

Best

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