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MBB application after 1 year in Tier 2 consultancy

BCG McKinsey and Bain Cover letter personal experience interview Personal Fit Personalfit
Most recent answer on Nov 29, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 27, 2022) is from:
Maikol
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Incoming BCG Principal | Former Bain, AlixPartner, and Private Equity | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780
Maikol
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gave the best answer on Nov 27, 2022
Incoming BCG Principal | Former Bain, AlixPartner, and Private Equity | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780
I think your situation is very simple for three reasons. 1. Applying for MBB is always a good move, regardless of the current status.2. To MBB's eyes, your experience is zero, so don't worry about what you've learned or ... (read entire answer)
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on Nov 29, 2022 on Nov 29, 2022
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Best questions to ask at the end of interview

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Most recent answer on Nov 26, 2022
The best answer (on May 16, 2018) is from:
Sidi
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McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers
Sidi
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gave the best answer on May 16, 2018
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers
Hi! There is a whole lot of great questions you can ask. My best advice is to really think through what interests you most about the job, the firm, or the industry! If you have a particular interest (industry sector, ... (read entire answer)
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on Nov 26, 2022 on Nov 26, 2022
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Mention Failed business in interview

personal experience interview Personal Fit Personalfit
Most recent answer on Oct 31, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 31, 2022) is from:
Ian
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MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
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gave the best answer on Oct 31, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, Yes! In fact, in my interviews I used a personal story of me starting a business and failing as well! Here's what's critical though: Don't put yourself down too much. Emphasize all of the great things you did. ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 31, 2022 on Oct 31, 2022
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BCG Personal Fit

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Most recent answer on Oct 30, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 13, 2017) is from:
Francesco
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Francesco
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gave the best answer on Oct 13, 2017
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi Rob, usual topics for BCG are leadership, flexibility, teamwork and tenacity. In practice, questions will be mostly the same. The usual differentiator between other firms is: “Why BCG?”. Many people provide a gen ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 30, 2022 on Oct 30, 2022
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How to Answer "Why Consulting?" in Interviews

AT Kearney Bain BCG Case Interview consulting consulting job FIT fit interview management consulting MBB McKinsey motivation PEI Personal Fit reasons strategy consulting The Boston Consulting Group tier2 why why consulting
Most recent answer on Oct 30, 2022
Anonymous gave the best answer on Oct 04, 2017
I would recommend spending about 1 - 2 minutes on each question. You have a lot to get to in the interview. Less than a minute will make you seem rehearsed and shallow and more than 2 minutes for each will take up too m ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 30, 2022 on Oct 30, 2022
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Mckinsey PEI difference drive and personal impact

McKinsey McKinsey PEI Personal Fit
Question edited on Oct 15, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 15, 2022) is from:
Francesco
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Francesco
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gave the best answer on Oct 15, 2022
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EDIT 2022: McKinsey recently added a new PEI dimension called Courageous Change. They are piloting this as a substitute for Entrepreneurial Drive. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 15, 2022 on Oct 15, 2022
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All three different PEI questions?

Mck McKinsey PEI Personal Fit Preparing for final round at McK
Most recent answer on Aug 31, 2022
The best answer (on Aug 18, 2022) is from:
Florian
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#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Florian
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gave the best answer on Aug 18, 2022
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hey there, The PEI selection is not random. Interviewers talk to each other and align beforehand. Usually, this it how it goes for Germany: The first three interviewers will cover one dimension each. For the fourth inte ... (read entire answer)
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on Aug 31, 2022 on Aug 31, 2022
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Fit Question - Why BCG?

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Most recent answer on Aug 31, 2021
The best answer (on Aug 11, 2021) is from:
Ian
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MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
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gave the best answer on Aug 11, 2021
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, Why x company Start with a "mini" why consulting Then have 2-3 reasons why x company is your target Every "reason" needs to incorporate 1) That you know they value x 2) That you not only value x but have exhib ... (read entire answer)
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on Aug 31, 2021 on Aug 31, 2021
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PEI - Experience applying to both Entrepreneurial Drive and Team Leadership

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Most recent answer on Aug 24, 2021
The best answer (on Aug 19, 2021) is from:
Sofia
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McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching| Free 15 min intro call | Personalized approach
Sofia
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gave the best answer on Aug 19, 2021
McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching| Free 15 min intro call | Personalized approach
Hello! I would advise using different stories in the interview as much as possible. You only get a limited amount of time to present yourself as a candidate to the interviewers and will only be asked a few behavioral qu ... (read entire answer)
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on Aug 24, 2021 on Aug 24, 2021
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PEI Stories - length/duration

McKinsey personal experience interview Personal Fit
Most recent answer on Aug 17, 2021
The best answer (on Jan 22, 2019) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
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gave the best answer on Jan 22, 2019
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi Anonymous A, I agree with Anonymous B comment, your part of the story usually takes 3-4 minutes. Most of the time the interviewer will then ask followup questions, which will require some additional time for the ex ... (read entire answer)
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on Aug 17, 2021 on Aug 17, 2021
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PEI Interview at McKinsey

McKinsey McKinsey PEI Personal Fit
Most recent answer on Aug 17, 2021
Anonymous gave the best answer on Oct 03, 2017
Your framework is a good one but I would add a few things. Make sure you are conversational: Don’t be rote in your response. Make sure that when telling your story, you are really “telling a story” that makes the in ... (read entire answer)
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on Aug 17, 2021 on Aug 17, 2021
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McKinsey PEI - Personal Impact

MBB McKinsey McKinsey PEI PEI personal experience interview Personal Fit Personalfit
Most recent answer on Aug 17, 2021
Anonymous gave the best answer on May 17, 2018
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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on Aug 17, 2021 on Aug 17, 2021
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McKinsey PEI answers : how long should I speak ?

FIT McKinsey McKinsey PEI PEI Personal Fit
Most recent answer on Aug 17, 2021
The best answer (on Feb 18, 2018) is from:
Vlad
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McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Vlad
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Feb 18, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Hi, The length is related to your story and additional questions your interviewer may ask. The story about yourself should be 13-15 sentences. For the PEI story I recommend the following: In Situation, you sh ... (read entire answer)
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on Aug 17, 2021 on Aug 17, 2021
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Tier 2 Interviews Internship Germany

ATKearney Case Interview internship Oliver Wyman Personal Fit Roland Berger tier2
Most recent answer on Jun 14, 2021
The best answer (on Jun 13, 2021) is from:
Ian
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Content Creator
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Jun 13, 2021
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, While there technically are, I genuinely wouldn't worry about it much. It's much better to focus time and energy on being adaptable and ready for anything. I aced all 8 of my interviews and I never worried a ... (read entire answer)
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on Jun 14, 2021 on Jun 14, 2021
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Why consulting - How much time do I have to answer the question?

Personal Fit why consulting
Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2021
The best answer (on Apr 22, 2021) is from:
Florian
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#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Florian
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Apr 22, 2021
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hey there, As a general rule, these types of questions should be answered in an effective and succinct manner. 1-2 minutes would be an appropriate length! Whenever you are asked: ''Why this, Why that?'', your answer ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 30, 2021 on Apr 30, 2021
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MBB Personal fit interview - differences

Bain BCG MBB McKinsey PEI Personal Fit Personalfit
Most recent answer on Mar 12, 2021
The best answer (on Jul 30, 2017) is from:
Vlad
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McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Vlad
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gave the best answer on Jul 30, 2017
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Hi Tadeus, First of all, fit interview has 2 parts: a set of questions to you in the beginning of an interview and then your questions to the interviewer after you solve a case Interviewer usually asks 3 sets of que ... (read entire answer)
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on Mar 12, 2021 on Mar 12, 2021
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How to keep replies to FIT questions succint and engaging (and typically how short)?

Case Interview FIT fit interview Personal Fit
Most recent answer on Mar 01, 2021
The best answer (on Jun 20, 2019) is from:
Vlad
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McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Vlad
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gave the best answer on Jun 20, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Hi, These answers are not supposed to be engaging. They are supposed to demonstrate that you know how consulting works and how the particular company works. “Why consulting?”, “Why McKinsey” or “Why BCG” questions ... (read entire answer)
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on Mar 01, 2021 on Mar 01, 2021
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Fit preparation experienced hire Strategy& Germany

Experienced Hire germany Personal Fit strategy&
Most recent answer on Feb 21, 2021
The best answer (on Jan 05, 2021) is from:
Oliver
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Manager | Ex-Strategy& | INSEAD MBA |50+ Interviews @ Strategy& - 75+ Mock-Up Interviews @ INSEAD for MBB applicants
Oliver
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gave the best answer on Jan 05, 2021
Manager | Ex-Strategy& | INSEAD MBA |50+ Interviews @ Strategy& - 75+ Mock-Up Interviews @ INSEAD for MBB applicants
Hi, this might get a little longish, following your structure. Answers based on my experience as interviewer and Manager at Strategy&. A: Interview Generally: no. Cases usually are based on the experience an ... (read entire answer)
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on Feb 21, 2021 on Feb 21, 2021
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PEI, leadership skills - is it ok to describe a project that actually failed?

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Most recent answer on Feb 10, 2021
The best answer (on Feb 09, 2021) is from:
Clara
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Content Creator
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Clara
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Feb 09, 2021
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Ciao Giorgio! 1st of all, I did plenty of activities with ESN Milano! (Did Erasmus in Politecnico). Brought me some memories back and a big smile! Now to the serious topic: the story sounds a priori okay. However, i ... (read entire answer)
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on Feb 10, 2021 on Feb 10, 2021
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Personal Fit: describing a leadership/teamwork situation from a competitor's event?

MBB Personal Fit
Most recent answer on Dec 30, 2020
The best answer (on Dec 03, 2020) is from:
Ken
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Ex-McKinsey final round interviewer | Executive Coach
Ken
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Dec 03, 2020
Ex-McKinsey final round interviewer | Executive Coach
Congrats but I agree with Vlad. The fit question is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd where a group exercise at a recruitment event doesn't really help you share a unique story and based on your description, ... (read entire answer)
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