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Anonymous A asked on Nov 15, 2017

Dear XYZ,

I am a part of the recruiting team at (one of the MBB). I understand that you are interested to explore a career opportunity with us.

To help us understand your background better, we would like to have a brief chat with you. Let us know what time works best for you this week and we can speak at a convenient slot.

Look forward to talking to you soon.

Above is the email I received yesterday. I have few questions regarding this
1) Will this phone call be evaluative in any sense? Will they ask FIT questions?
2) How quickly the entire process of recruitment takes. Should I delay the phone call in order to get some time to prepare for cases and FIT questions?

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Francesco replied on Dec 31, 2017
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Hi Anonymous,

It seems the call will involve fit questions only; still, to be 100% sure, I would suggest to reply asking confirmation how much time you should allocate for the interview and if it will involve a case as well.

To answer you questions:

1) Will this phone call be evaluative in any sense? Will they ask FIT questions?

Yes, will definitely be evaluative and for sure they will ask fit questions

2) How quickly the entire process of recruitment takes. Should I delay the phone call in order to get some time to prepare for cases and FIT questions?

In case you feel you are not ready on the fit part (and case, if they mentioned that will present as well, although sound unlikely from the email), you should definitely delay the phone call.

Best,

Francesco

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Hi,

It will help if you provide the name of the company.

In general, it is a 20-30 min call with:

  • Story about yourself
  • Why consulting, Why company X
  • Additional fit questions (PEI stories, failure, strengths&weaknesses, etc). Usually with no additional questions so it's much easier than on a real interview
  • Your questions to HR

Good luck,

Vlad

Hi Vlad, thank you for your reply. The company X is Mckinsey. — Z on Nov 15, 2017

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