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Anonymous A asked on Feb 03, 2021

Hello,

Is it normal for MBB partners to view your social media profiles (LinkedIn) during the screening process? Is this a good sign?

Thanks!

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Ian
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replied on Feb 03, 2021
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Hi there,

Neither a good nor a bad sign but certainly common-ish.

Just go in and focus on crushing it :)

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Gaurav
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replied on Feb 03, 2021
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Hi there,

yes, it happens if they need to check something very quick. It's also due to the fact that LinkedIn is easier to read than a CV.

Cheers,

GB

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Florian
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Hey there,

Can happen to verify a certain bit of information from your resume. Would not interpret it as positive or negative. :-)

Cheers,

Florian

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Allen
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Hi there,

Certainly is normal. It's the quickest way to get a snapshot of what you're about, typically faster than reading a resume.

I would expect this more from recruiters than for partners. But anybody who visits is taking an interest, so that's a good sign!

Best of luck,

Allen

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Francesco
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Hi there,

Not usual for partners, as they don’t screen CVs, but could happen. It is neither a good or a bad sign.

Best,
Francesco

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Antonello
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replied on Feb 03, 2021
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Hi, it is usually done by HR, but even partners sometimes do it to check your background and your social presence

Good luck with your final round :)

Best,
Antonello

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Ken
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There is no implication around this. It would typically be more out of personal curiosity. By the time your CV reaches a partner for final round interviews, they won't be questioning whether you have lied in your CV or not.

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Adi
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Yep very common and if your profile is in order nothing to worry about. Focus on smashing that interview :).

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Clara
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Hello!

I would not say it´s good news, but for sure is not bad. It demostrates that your profile was interesting enaugh for them to check it online.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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