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Are my histories good for each of the analysed dimensions in the PEI interview at McKinsey?

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Most recent answer on Jul 29, 2021
<p>Hello,</p> <p>I will have my first of possible 3 interviews with McKinsey in two weeks and currently working on my PEI aswers, so I would like to know if my histories are a good fit for the interview and if I'm putting each one of them in the correct dimension so far.</p> <ol> <li>Personal impact <ul> <li>There was a client who wanted to do a project with us, but my boss thought it wasn't worth it, cause the company was kinda small.</li> <li>I've done some reserached and discovered that the clinent had a huge potential to buy our product in the future, and they were looking for investment in technology (I used to worked on a software company)</li> <li>I presented my findings to my former boss and was able to work on the project, which later resulted in the company renting the software for a year.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Entrepreneurial drive: <ul> <li>I've worked on a project with a customer that I was used to already, but this particular project where much more urgent than the others in the past, had a shorter deadline, and also involved more important people than I was used to.</li> <li>I managed to create a cronogram involving each stakeholder weekly and delivered results as the time passed, and at the end the I solved the main problem that it was asked and even improved their old process giving them a more cost saving solution.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Inclusive leadership <ul> <li>Talking to a colleague in Portugual (I'm from Brazil) I've discovered that they had a similar problem that we had here, that were low reach of new clients.</li> <li>So I thought we could do some some digital events to try to reach new potencial customers.</li> <li>I then organzed two webinars with the team in Portugal, and some colleagues in Germany and USA, from content creation to dissemination on social networks and newsletters. Gathered partners to do some presentations, and the event was really successfull, bring some more visibility to the company and even new projects opportunities.</li> </ul> </li> </ol> <p>Are theses good exemples to use in the PEI interviews?</p>
Hey there, Taking a quick glance: Focus more on how you actually persuaded the person (the concrete situation, what you said, their arguments, etc.) Build your story around a goal that you set for yourself! Fo ... (read entire answer)
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Framing negative internship experience properly in PEI?

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Most recent answer on Jul 28, 2021
<p>My internship experience this summer started off rocky, in that my assigned manager essentially "ghosted" me by going on leave for the first week of the internship (without notifying me or the intern head) and did not respond to any of my requests for a project schedule. I had to contact the lead intern manager to raise a complaint and a lot of the internship was muddled in trying to work with my manager to actually repsond. A lot of this stemmed from me being placed under a data analyst with no data analytics experience on my end. It also felt extremely routed in me being a woman. I'm not sure how to capture this experience, or if I should mention it at all?</p>
Hi there, Please be very careful here! I think you have fantastic material for a story. However, if you have strong negative feelings towards this event, you are at risk of being overly/overtly negative and using wo ... (read entire answer)
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Tailoring PEI stories

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Most recent answer on Jul 17, 2021
<p>Guys, I need a coach to build up my PEI stories cause currently I have 0. My first round of interviews is in a week and also I would be happy to work out non-conventional cases as well. </p> <p>Do you have experience with coaches, if yes, with whom?</p> <p>And is it really effective? (costly for sure)</p>
Hi there, I have written a detailed article on the PEI here that covers all aspects here. https://www.preplounge.com/en/mckinsey-pei The article covers: Questions of the PEI and Content that makes for strong a ... (read entire answer)
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Mckinsey PEI questions - interviewers approach

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Most recent answer on Jul 08, 2021
<p>Hi all,</p> <p>Hope everyone is doing well!</p> <p>I will have the 1st round interview with Mckinsey and I'm struggling a bit with the storytelling of my experiences to the 3 different dimensions (Entreperneurial drive, Personal Impact &amp; Leadership). Do you know how the interviewers structure the PEI questions? I mean:</p> <p>- Do you know if they ask a general question (biggest achievment or something you've created) and then within that story they ask other different aspects like (in that process what was your biggest weakness or biggest failure, how did you influence someone) ?</p> <p>OR</p> <p>- They focus only in one aspect (an example where you convinced someone) and the follow up question are about my approach, results, etc?</p> <p>I've heard that I would need to have 15 different stories, each one with 15 different aspects to be well prepared... Is this even possible? I'm not an adventorous 80 years old man who's had all kinds of experiences to have that many stories with so many aspects :) </p> <p>Thank you very much in advance!</p>
Hey there, The answer is the latter. They focus on one aspect and then go really deep into that aspect and ask very personal questions about the situation. As a result, you do not need 15 different stories but rather ... (read entire answer)
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PEI: Do interviewers read your CV prior to the interview ?

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Most recent answer on Jul 02, 2021
<p>Hi</p> <p>I was wondering if McKinsey interviewers read your CV before the interview and come with specifics questions about your bacground or at least come with with some background info about the candidate ?</p> <p>Thanks,</p>
Hey there, A quick glance at most. The stories from the PEI are selected by you, rather than by the interviewer. The interviewer only asks you about a specific dimension and leaves it up to you to present the best-f ... (read entire answer)
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I have been invited to Mckinsey PEI. How do I go about it (details below)?

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Most recent answer on Jun 26, 2021
<p>Hi. I have been invited to an interview as an Insight/Research Analyst. I have cleared the PSG and the Technical/Case round as well. The HR informed me that there will be 2-3 rounds of Behavourial rounds after the tech/case round. Can I expect case study and guesstimates on these rounds as well or are they purely behavioural or a mix of both?</p>
Hi there, It would be very unusual to have 2-3 rounds of behavioral questions only. I would expect cases as well, but you can clarify with HR just in case. Market sizing and estimation questions (I guess that's what ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey PEI - Professional vs. personal stories and time relevance

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Most recent answer on Jun 25, 2021
Anonymous gave the best answer on Sep 17, 2018
<p>Hi everyone, I have two questions regarding McK PEI.</p> <p>1) I wonder how appropriate or inappropriate it is to tell a personal story to demonstrate leadership. For instance, I organized a 10-day trip for a group of friends in Asia and I took care of basically everything for the entire trip. During the trip, there were even some major challenges that I had to step over and solve by myself. Would that be an appropriate story to tell in a McK interview?</p> <p>2) I have been working for a while now, however, there are something from study times that I am still extremely proud of. Can I tell a story from study time even though I have been working for 2-3 years?</p> <p>Thank you very much.</p>
1) I have done 1000+ interviews and I can remember probably 50 or so PEI stories. Every single one that I remember are personal stories. I can't remember a single one about a work situation. So, absolutely feel free to ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey PEI - Personal Impact

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Most recent answer on Jun 25, 2021
<p>Hi there,</p> <p>in 3 weeks I have a McKinsey interview for an internship during my masters degree in Germany. I have already a lot of experience with cases, but fell unsure about the Personal Experience part. </p> <p>I think my stories for Drive and Leadership are good, but I have problems with the "Personal Impact" part. For example I am part of a student initiative and at the start of the year I convinced a lot of people to join, although the initiative is still new and has not a lot of members yet. Would this be fitting or is it more about convincing a single person to change their behaviour or how can I understand what is really wanted. Personal Impact can mean so many different things in my opinion. </p> <p>Maybe someone has an example for me or some advice.</p> <p>Thanks a lot.</p>
The golden rule when you talk about yourself is to be sincere and follow your gut. You would not be at that stage if you were not a smart person with the right CV, so don’t be afraid to pick “the wrong” story. There is ... (read entire answer)
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What is the best way to prepare well for McKinsey PEI? Thank you very much!

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Most recent answer on Jun 25, 2021
Hey there, I have written a detailed article on the PEI and will share some quotes from it below: 1. Learn about the PEI dimensions Below are the three dimensions plus some ideas on what to include: a. Entrepren ... (read entire answer)
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Challenge PEI - story about actually preparing for interviews

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Most recent answer on Jun 16, 2021
<p>Hi folks,</p> <p>I am putting together my PEI stories for McK interview and I am bit struggling with presenting hard challenge to overcome (e.g. "Tell me about the challenge you had to push hard to overcome"). As a consultant I have challenging work in general, but I genuinely feel challenged since I emarked on this McK preparation path. Combining time demanding consulting job (and pursuing promotion this year) with case study preparation and also ensuring my wife does not divorce me posed quite a significant challenge for me. Especially since I am of a technical background and have to catch up quite a lot on business sense, etc.</p> <p>I feel like it would make nice challenge story where I could speak about motivating myself to continue through the journey and also seeking support from my peers in work and family. The preparation is also long term commitment which makes it bigger challenge than things when you have to pass through few bad days in a row.</p> <p>What do you think about this? Good or bad idea?</p> <p>Thanks for your insight.</p>
Hey there, the question you are discussing would fall under the Entrepreneurial Drive, where you need to showcase: Set a goal for yourself and pursue it relentlessly against all odd The focus here should be on o ... (read entire answer)
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Hi, does anyone have a comprehensive list of the questions that fall within each of the 3 dimensions tested in the PEI?

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Most recent answer on Jun 15, 2021
Hey there, The questions might sometimes be phrased a bit differently, however, will always fall into the 3 dimensions. What I have found online on some websites that claim to have a list of all PEI questions is factu ... (read entire answer)
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Mckinsey PEI difference drive and personal impact

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Question edited on Jun 10, 2021
<p>hey there</p> <p>I am currently preparing for the Mckinsey PEIs and am still trying to understand the dimensions. Leadership is quite straightforward. However, could someone explain what exactly the difference between drive and personal impact stories should be? I.e. what should be highlighted/what kind of stories should be chosen. </p> <p>Thank you in advance </p> <p>sandra </p>
Hi Sandra, great question, that’s actually something many candidates confuse. I have provided a description of the different areas below, together with what to focus on: 1) Personal Impact is mainly based on persuad ... (read entire answer)
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How to get ready for PEI Mckinsey?

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Most recent answer on May 18, 2021
<p>Hi everyone,</p> <p>I want to prepare for PEI for Mckinsey interviews. I have about 3 weeks to get ready before the interview (I have been working on cases for a few weeks now). Could you guide me on where to start and how to approach the PEI preparation?</p>
Hey there, I have written a detailed article on the PEI and will share some quotes from it below: 1. Learn about the PEI dimensions Below are the three dimensions plus some ideas on what to include: a. E ... (read entire answer)
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Can I reuse PEI stories I discussed in my first round McKinsey interview during my final round interviews?

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Most recent answer on Jan 31, 2021
Anonymous gave the best answer on May 02, 2018
<p>Hi guys,</p> <p>I have my final round McKinsey interviews coming up next week, and was wondering wether I could get some opinions on the PEI part of the interview. </p> <p>I was unsure of wether it would be acceptable to reuse the same stories I discussed in the first round interiews during my final round interviews with the partners. Obviously they might not ask the same questions, but if they do and I have already discussed what I feel is my strongest story in the previous round, will they 1) Know I have previously used it 2) Penalise me for using it</p> <p>Thanks in advance for your help</p>
Here's my list of topics and # of stories per topic I send to my clients specifically for MBBs: 2 for influence 2 for team 2 for adversity 2 for problem solving 2 for initiative
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How long should my PEI story be?

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Most recent answer on Jan 12, 2021
<p>If we're saying the whole PEI section takes 15 minutes, how much of that time should be devoted to you telling your initial story, assuming the interviewer doesn't interrupt?</p> <p>Thanks!</p>
Hi there, 1-2 minutes is what you should aim for. However, ultimately quality not quantity matters! So, If you can tell the same story in 60 seconds (i.e. demonstrate your skills / thinking, do the story justice, etc ... (read entire answer)
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Using stories from high school in a PEI

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Most recent answer on Jan 12, 2021
Anonymous B gave the best answer on Jan 10, 2021
<p>Hi everyone, would it be acceptable to use a story from my final year at school for a PEI if i'm currently in my third year at university, or is this considered too long ago?</p>
Sorry - could you clarify? What's do you mean by "final year at school" considering that you're still in university? Either way, any story can be good for PEI since it's not really about the ultimate impact but about ... (read entire answer)
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PEI - how much to include when telling your story upfront?

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Most recent answer on Jan 12, 2021
<p>Hello, should you include all the setbacks you faced in your story and how you dealt with them when you tell it for the first time, or should you wait for it to be asked as a follow-up question? Thanks</p>
Hi there, "All the setbacks" is something I'd be wary of saying yes to. You need a major setback or 2 summarized, but no, this should not be the Odessy! In general, I advize the following: Step 1 - Categorize the ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey PEI Leadership story - official or unofficial?

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Most recent answer on Jan 06, 2021
<p>Hi,</p> <p>For leadership questions in the McKinsey PEI, I'm torn between using examples from:</p> <p>a) official leadership roles (e.g. elected as leader/captain) where you'd show off the fact that you'd made it to being selected for a role</p> <p>b) unofficial leadership roles (e.g. you're on a team of equal rank, and you emerge naturally as a leader) which would show off more soft/natural leadership tendencies.</p> <p>Any thoughts as to which is better would be much appreciated!</p>
Hello! This is precisely where you need to start, the definition of what each of the "dimensions" are. Leadership is not only official leadership roles, also unnoficial ones, in which you lead yourself or others to ... (read entire answer)
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Repeating stories in the McKinsey PEI

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Most recent answer on Dec 27, 2020
<p>Hi,</p> <p>I was wondering whether it was ok to repeat a PEI story in different McKinsey interviews? Would the assessors compare feedback to notice that you've repeated a story, and would that be held against you? Does a distinction between repeating stories in the same round vs following rounds apply?</p> <p>Thanks!</p>
Hello! It is not the best practice. Interviews are a way to help consultants know you better, hence, the more angles you give from you, the better However, it´s not a dealbreaker, if you repeat a story in different ... (read entire answer)
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Is there any differences between McKinsey Digital interview and McKinsey?

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Most recent answer on Dec 20, 2020
<p>What kind of cases I should practice on, knowing that I'm a UX designer. </p>
Hi there, For consultant roles, the process is the same but with a higher likelihood of cases related to digital. If you are not interviewing for a consultant role, the process may be different. Hope this helps, F ... (read entire answer)
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