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Someone asked on Aug 15, 2018 - 1 answer


Last week I passed round 1 at McKinsey and now I’m prepping for final round. My feedback was very limited after my first round (which was “do not overcomplify calculations”).

Currently I have done about 35-40 mock interviews and the same amount of cases individually. I have listened all episodes of Victor Cheng’s LOMS.

Now I’m experiencing very little to no progress in my case prep anymore. Have I reached my best potential or would you recommend other actions to further prepare for final round interviews?

Vlad replied on Aug 16, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School


Here is a list of things you can do to boost your progress:

  1. Take a session with an expert here / current MBB consultants to get some feedback
  2. Take some FIT interview coaching. Over 150+ candidates that I've coached only a couple really experienced ones were great with the FIT part
  3. Work on the social / economic / non-profit and other non-traditional cases. I've noticed that most of the candidates are struggling with them. More on these cases here: Non-Profit/Public Sector/Non-Traditional Case Strategies
  4. Work on the operational cases - most of the candidates completely miss them. More about them here; Operations Cases? McK
  5. Continue working on fast and accurate math - you can always do better. Details here: Case Math Prep
  6. Work on your business acumen. I strongly recommend developing the proper industry knowledge. More details here: What's the best way to increase general business acumen?
  7. Make sure everything is fine with your communication: Structured discussion
  8. Do more cases!!!!


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