this is good news, you probably had a good performance in your first round and they decided to limit the interview to “only” a fit interview.
As you probably know, the most common questions include:
- Tell me about yourself (personal overview)
- Why consulting (motivational)
- Why McK (motivational)
- Give me an example when you led a team (leadership)
- Tell me about a time when you had to convince someone not agreeing with you (impact)
- What has been your major achievement so far (drive)
- Why should we hire you (motivational)
The best way to prepare is to complete the following check list:
- Understand the difference between, leadership, impact and drive areas. You can find a link with their differences here: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/mckinsey-pei-difference-drive-and-personal-impact-918#a1780
- Identify good stories for each area. Ideally you want to have at least two stories for each area. Three would be even better.
- Use a structure for your story. I would suggest to use the STARR model (Situation, Task, Action, Rational for Action, Results)
- Identify for each story one sentence clarifying what the story is about and start with it. Think of it as the title of a journal article.
- Practice live, collect feedback from people listening to you, reiterate until when you get fluent and convincing
As for the questions to ask from your side, they are a great way to show your interest in the company and get additional points. Ideally, your questions should respect the following criteria:
- Should not be related to something you could easily find online
- Should not be related to the firm per se (eg how is XYZ in Bain), but to the experience of the consultant (How did you find XYZ in your experience as a consultant? Which challenges did it bring to you?). Ideally, you want the interviewer to feel important and/or share a positive experience. This is the easiest way to leave a final positive impression.
- Should help you to understand better the core values of the company; this will help you to understand if that company is a good fit for you and evaluate your options in case you have multiple offers (if you don't have fit with the company, your growth there will be a lot more difficult).
In the first reply in the following link, you can find some more information and some examples of questions: