Rounds of 2 interviews

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New answer on Apr 30, 2020
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Alexandre asked on Feb 21, 2020

Hello,

This morning I had a first round of interviews with a top tier consulting firm in Morocco. The fit parts went well. But I know I made a bad impression on the case study of the first interview: I didn't lead the case properly, made one calculation mistake... I was resilient and the second case went much better. I know the two consultants are now going to discuss my performance and deliberate.

My questions is: what are my chances of being given a second round of interviews, knowing my performance has been good with one interviewer and only average with the other? Would they tend to give the benefit of the doubt or rather use my flaw as a reason to reject me? Does it depend on other candidates they have at the same time? Does it follow any logic at all?

Thanks for any insight :)

Alex

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Clara
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replied on Feb 24, 2020
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Hello!

It´s hard to tell. Normally, they need to reach agreement. However, when the interviewers can´t agree, they call for a 3rd opinion.

Good luck!

Cheers,

Clara

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Francesco
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replied on Feb 22, 2020
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Hi Alexandre,

McKinsey normally provides a second chance for a 1st round if you did well in part of the interview and only ok in the other part. In terms of the other companies, both interviewers should agree on a positive performance in order for you to move to the next step.

Best,

Francesco

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Anonymous replied on Apr 30, 2020

Hi Alexandre,

is it still actual or how was your 2nd round?

Best,

André

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Antonello
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replied on Feb 29, 2020
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Hi Alexandre, unfortunately, there are no rules about it. It is also a matter of personal fit with the interviewer and office needs. Let's cross the fingers

Best,
Antonello

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Ian
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replied on Feb 23, 2020
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Hi Alexandre,

If one of the two really liked you or thought you have potential, you stand of good chance of getting to the 2nd round. However, it varies by office, demand, interviewer set, etc.

While I recognize it's easy to say and hard to do, forget about trying to figure out your odds. Just focus on preparation for 2nd round.

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replied on Feb 22, 2020
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Hi,

The answer is nobody knows, since the feedback is usually more specific than go / no go. Also what you wrote here is your subjective perception of the performance that can be far from the reality

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