Request for last minute advice/tips before first interview

Interview Lastminute
New answer on Jul 25, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Jan 11, 2018

I have my first interview with Mckinsey tomorrow over video conference and neeedless to say, I am a little nervous. I have some amount of preparation behind me (50+ cases and several stories for PEI) but I have just completed my Masters and do not have much work experience. I would appreciate any last minute advice to calm the jitters!

Thank you in advance!

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Anonymous B replied on Jan 11, 2018

1) Workout - Light jog, weightlift, stretch, or yoga to get the right chemicals flowing

2) Practice breathing exercises to keep yourself calm

3) Focus on the excitement and fun of the interview rather than the pressure of it. You'll notice that McK does a great job of making you feel liek they're there to help you progress successfully!

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updated an answer on Jan 14, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


Take 40mg of Dociton / Obsidan / Inderal or smth similar 30 min before the interview. You will be super calm and concentrated. Proved by many candidates who got the offers.

These pills decrease your pulse if you are worrying, making you calm and stable. It's absolutely safe and will not fall asleep after them.



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Anonymous replied on Jul 25, 2020

Dear A,

I would recommend you last day to rest, make some easy work out just for tension relief, but not for exsthausion. Meditate. Go to the nature

Don't overload yourself with extra information, practice - everything you have to do you have already done.

Wish you good luck,


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replied on May 31, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut


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