I am preparing for McKinsey PEI and realize that I have no strong leadership experience to demonstrate.
A bit about myself: I am a consultant at a tier 2 consulting firm, with 2 years experience. I have a Masters and Bachelors degree from a top university.
I had a good leadership experience at a student organization when I was doing my undergrads. but that was 8 years ago. I think interviewer will doubt that if the best leadership experience I can give is 8 years ago, it only proves that I have no leadershp achievement in the last few years.
Also I would prefer to use leadership examples at work since I am an experienced hire (even only 2 years experience). I took initiatives in a few small things but they are not strong evidence at all.
McKinsey PEI is only 10-15 min compared with 35 min case interview, but i heard that the weight of PEI is the same important as case interviews. I want to give some really good examplese in their 3 PEI dimensions - leadership ,entrepreneur drive and personal impact. I've been thinking about my past experience trying to find good stories to tell, but I really can't think of any. At the same time I know I can't fake any story, because interviewers will tell very easily.
Anyone can help with this? thanks.