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PrepLounge: Personal Fit

    Sell me that pencil!

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    Most recent answer 19 hours ago
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Apr 29, 2020
    Hi A, Before selling you that pencil, I would ask your needs first and afterwards convince you that pencil could be the best solution for you to meet your needs. Best, André
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    When was the last time you had to leave your comfort zone?

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    Most recent answer on May 26, 2022
    The best answer (on Dec 26, 2019) is from:
    Antonello
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    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Antonello
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    Talk about one of the last CV achievements.
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    Did you have to make any sacrifices along the way? What lessons have you learned? Knowing what you do now, would you do it again?

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    Most recent answer on May 26, 2022
    The best answer (on Nov 04, 2019) is from:
    Daniel
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
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    gave the best answer on Nov 04, 2019
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    This question tests your ability to do things 80/20. What is 80/20? It’s a rule which basically states that 80% of the results come just from 20% of your efforts. So, in practice it means that you need to be able to p ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 26, 2022 on May 26, 2022
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    What are the values you live by?

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    Most recent answer on May 25, 2022
    The best answer (on Jan 22, 2021) is from:
    Gaurav
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    Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies
    Gaurav
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    gave the best answer on Jan 22, 2021
    Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies
    Hi there, I suggest you name 2-3 of your values and give an example of how they could affect your work / life. e.g.: Honesty - i am honest when giving feedback to my colleagues and I expect the same from them Har ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 25, 2022 on May 25, 2022
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    What would be a reason for you to decide against a particular project?

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    Most recent answer on May 25, 2022
    The best answer (on Dec 18, 2019) is from:
    Daniel
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
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    gave the best answer on Dec 18, 2019
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Answering this question, it’s important to name reasons which fit well into the MBB narrative and a job of consulting – and obviously avoid the reasons which do not. Good reasons to name would be: Your tegridy – you ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 25, 2022 on May 25, 2022
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    What is more important, dissent or consensus?

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    Most recent answer on May 25, 2022
    The best answer (on Jan 27, 2020) is from:
    Daniel
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
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    gave the best answer on Jan 27, 2020
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    It’s a thin ice to walk on. On the one hand, if you answer “dissent” you risk of coming off as stubborn and arrogant, the person who is pushing her opinion no matter what. On the other hand, if you answer “consens ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 25, 2022 on May 25, 2022
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    What do you consider to be your weaknesses?

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    Most recent answer on May 24, 2022
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Sep 17, 2019
    Hi! The first thing to recognise is why interviewers ask this question. Ultimately, they want to know how aware you are of your development areas, how you feel about you "weaknesses", and whether those "weaknesses" ar ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 24, 2022 on May 24, 2022
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    Do you work to live, or do you live to work?

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    Most recent answer on May 23, 2022
    The best answer (on Jan 27, 2020) is from:
    Daniel
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
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    gave the best answer on Jan 27, 2020
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    “What you do is who you are” :) so, I would definitely go with the second one. Work in my opinion is what makes a human human. Of course, you need to learn to appreciate life outside of work – but I feel that one can do ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 23, 2022 on May 23, 2022
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    If you wrote a book/newspaper about your life, what would be the title?

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    Most recent answer on May 22, 2022
    The best answer (on Feb 24, 2022) is from:
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    Phyllis gave the best answer on Feb 24, 2022
    The wonderful story of an ordinary person
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    on May 22, 2022 on May 22, 2022
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    How would you calculate the value of a cow?

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    Most recent answer on May 22, 2022
    The best answer (on Oct 28, 2019) is from:
    Antonello
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    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Antonello
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    gave the best answer on Oct 28, 2019
    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    You should assess the value generated, the selling value and the costs: 1. Value generated during cow possession: milk sons compost 2. The selling value will depend on: remaining value generable meat ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 22, 2022 on May 22, 2022
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    Which role do you play in a team?

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    Most recent answer on May 22, 2022
    The best answer (on Jun 02, 2020) is from:
    Sidi
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    McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers
    Sidi
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    gave the best answer on Jun 02, 2020
    McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers
    Hi! Please emphasize how you enable the people around you to overcome obstacles. This corresponds to McKinseys exact definition of "Leadership". Cheers, Sidi
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    on May 22, 2022 on May 22, 2022
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    What would you ask me if you were the interviewer?

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    Most recent answer on May 20, 2022
    The best answer (on Oct 28, 2019) is from:
    Antonello
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    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Antonello
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    gave the best answer on Oct 28, 2019
    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Why consulting. (or why her particular firm). Best, Antonello
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    on May 20, 2022 on May 20, 2022
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    Name five personality traits that describe yourself.

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    Most recent answer on May 20, 2022
    The best answer (on Mar 24, 2020) is from:
    Daniel
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
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    gave the best answer on Mar 24, 2020
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Safe choice would be to name at least some personality traits, which are required in consulting. Here is a long list, you can choose those, which work for you: Structured Rational Forward-thinking Creative T ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 20, 2022 on May 20, 2022
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    Please describe a situation where your actions had a positive impact on team dynamics.

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    Most recent answer on May 20, 2022
    The best answer (on Dec 17, 2019) is from:
    Daniel
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
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    gave the best answer on Dec 17, 2019
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    This is not going to be a direct question asked by an interviewer during McKinsey interview – but in all of the PEI dimensions you are preparing for (Personal Impact, Leadership & Entrepreneurship), it’s very good t ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 20, 2022 on May 20, 2022
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    Tell me about a time when you achieved a difficult goal!

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    Most recent answer on May 20, 2022
    The best answer (on Oct 24, 2019) is from:
    Rosa
    Rosa gave the best answer on Oct 24, 2019
    i reached a difficult goal getting my phd; difficult for me because it was long-term, requiring a lot of long term planning, getting different people to get things done on a certain time, dealing with a lot of burocracy ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 20, 2022 on May 20, 2022
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    What do you do when you want to have fun?

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    Most recent answer on May 20, 2022
    The best answer (on Oct 28, 2019) is from:
    Antonello
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    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Antonello
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    gave the best answer on Oct 28, 2019
    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Sport, music, cuisine, and volunteering activities are good topics to be discussed in these situations. Best, Antonello
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    on May 20, 2022 on May 20, 2022
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    What would you be doing if you weren't in this field?

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    Most recent answer on May 20, 2022
    The best answer (on Jun 02, 2020) is from:
    Sidi
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    McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers
    Sidi
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    gave the best answer on Jun 02, 2020
    McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers
    Hi! Just be honest and give a well-founded answer, based on your specific situation and history. Cheers, Sidi
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    on May 20, 2022 on May 20, 2022
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    How would you feel if you had to work for someone who knows less than you?

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    Most recent answer on May 20, 2022
    The best answer (on Nov 15, 2019) is from:
    Daniel
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
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    gave the best answer on Nov 15, 2019
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    This happens quite often in consulting when you work with unexperienced clients (frequent example – a new CEO/department head/team head who doesn’t know what he is doing). So, your interviewer would be curious to hear h ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 20, 2022 on May 20, 2022
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    If you could choose a song to play when you enter a room, what would it be?

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    Most recent answer on May 20, 2022
    The best answer (on Mar 24, 2020) is from:
    Daniel
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
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    gave the best answer on Mar 24, 2020
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    That’s again your chance to let your personality shine. Try to choose something fun, which highlights what kind of person you are and explain why. I would, of course, choose something which is acceptable in a work-pl ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 20, 2022 on May 20, 2022
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    When was the last time you found an unusual/unconventional solution to a problem?

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    Most recent answer on May 20, 2022
    The best answer (on Mar 24, 2020) is from:
    Daniel
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
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    gave the best answer on Mar 24, 2020
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    That’s the question to test your creativity and ability to innovate – a some version of that question can be a part of McKinsey Entrepreneurial Drive Dimension. It’s good to give a work example here and highlight the ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 20, 2022 on May 20, 2022
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