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How would you answer this question in your Personal Fit interview? Receive feedback on your answer and browse through the Q&As to review the approaches of other applicants and experts.

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This question is usually asked in the very beginning of McKinsey interview and does NOT strictly constitute a part of personal fit questions (which are situation-based). In contrast to business cases and personal fit questions there is also no exact system for evaluating your answer to this question. The “tell me about yourself“ question during McKinsey interview serves just one purpose – to actually help you relax, let you talk about something you are familiar with and to help your interviewer to get to know you a bit better (sort of to put a face to whatever she read in your CV).

So, I would use it as a chance to make yourself memorable and to leave a positive impression. What do I mean by that? I mean, of course, do say a few words about your studies and work experience, but also say what you are passionate about and what you want to achieve in life. Are you passionate about swimming? Say it! Are you passionate about singing? Say it! Do you want to eventually build your own business? Say it! It’s important for an interviewer to understand what kind of person you are and for you to leave a memorable mark, so make sure you highlight those things which throw a bit of light on your personality.

This question is usually asked in the very beginning of McKinsey interview and does NOT strictly constitute a part of personal fit questions (which are situation-based). In contrast to business cases and personal fit questions there is also no exact system for evaluating your answer to this question. The “tell me about yourself“ question during McKinsey interview serves just one purpose – to actually help you relax, let you talk about something you are familiar with and to help your interviewer to get to know you a bit better (sort of to put a face to whatever she read in your CV).

So, I would use it as a chance to make yourself memorable and to leave a positive impression. What do I mean by that? I mean, of course, do say a few words about your studies and work experience, but also say what you are passionate about and what you want to achieve in life. Are you passionate about swimming? Say it! Are you passionate about singing? Say it! Do you want to eventually build your own business? Say it! It’s important for an interviewer to understand what kind of person you are and for you to leave a memorable mark, so make sure you highlight those things which throw a bit of light on your personality.

Greetings Sir/Madam.

My Name is Kingsley Boyalapalle. I am from Hubballi(Hubli),Karnataka.My father works in Indian Railways as a Senior Section Engineer. My Mother is a home-maker. My brother has done his MBA in Marketing and works at FabHotels as a Corporate Sales Manager.

I have completed my Bachelors in Electronics & Electronics Engineering from KLE Technological University,Hubballi(Hubli).I have industrial experience of 33 months in telecom & retail sector from Accenture Solutions Pvt.Ltd at Bengaluru ,where I worked as an Application Development Analyst and Project Management Analyst. I have completed my Summer Internship for 2 months with LeanBox Logistics Solutions Pvt.Ltd in Mumbai.

I am a logical person and try to keep myself engaged in brain stimulating activities. I am tolerant to every point of view and like to see both sides of an argument. I value integrity ,dedication and a strong desire towards striving for excellence and helping humanity. I am passionate about Football.

Greetings Sir/Madam.

My Name is Kingsley Boyalapalle. I am from Hubballi(Hubli),Karnataka.My father works in Indian Railways as a Senior Section Engineer. My Mother is a home-maker. My brother has done his MBA in Marketing and works at FabHotels as a Corporate Sales Manager.

I have completed my Bachelors in Electronics & Electronics Engineering from KLE Technological University,Hubballi(Hubli).I have industrial experience of 33 months in telecom & retail sector from Accenture Solutions Pvt.Ltd at Bengaluru ,where I worked as an Application Development Analyst and Project Management Analyst. I have completed my Summer Internship for 2 months with LeanBox Logistics Solutions Pvt.Ltd in Mumbai.

I am a logical person and try to keep myself engaged in brain stimulating activities. I am tolerant to every point of view and like to see both sides of an argument. I value integrity ,dedication and a strong desire towards striving for excellence and helping humanity. I am passionate about Football.

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As you already know, my name is XYZ and I'm currently excited to be just a few months away from graduation and en route full-time employment within an established and innovative firm, such as yours.

I describe myself as motivated, analytical and curious. These three attributes sufficiently speak to my professional abilities as I have earned ample successes over the years with these attributes instilled in me. Throughout the course of my education at XYZ university, I have had countless opportunities to exhibit stellar leadership and academic achievements and these attributes certainly put me at an advantage because, 3000 hours of research work, 30 units of academic credit, regular poster presentations, a presidential role in student government and a minor in business management is definitely no walk in the park . My motivation has driven me to initiate a variety of ideas and programs within my organization. Most recently, I founded the XYZ platform where I ensure that YZX is done and hone my mentoring skills to interested individuals. This has also allowed me to serve the minority population within the organization by serving as a proxy for the servicing of their complaints and requests. Being a minority myself, I stand for diversity and inclusion and am grateful for the unparalleled opportunity that I have been given to progress and develop the cause while ensuring optimum satisfaction within the program.

I also serve as the Chair of /// within the organization of XYZ and this has put me in a position of healthy exchange of ideas and collaboration with my team and with the general population. I have been able to achieve exemplary communication, presentation, and negotiation skills through my constant chairing of meetings, communicating with event vendors and planning of program activities. During my tenure, my team and I achieved more than 95% student engagement in activities and general communication matters and introduced over five new empowering initiatives to the program. I believe my reinstating and reutilization of the XYZ communication platform also contributed to the widespread positive growth in correspondence.

I am passionate about impact. Growing up in the rural area of XYZ instilled in me an attitude of vigor and service because I know the impact that an effective solution and implementation can have on the general outcome of a situation. This is why consulting fits my goals. Together with the technical expertise that I have garnered during the course of my ABC degree which was predominantly team-based, to the buoyancy of transferable skills I have acquired, I believe that I would be able to achieve my highest potential within an organization that will allow me to openly contribute to the solution of complex yet exciting problems.

*can also expand on transferrable skills acquired from relevant team-based/consulting-like classes and how it fits with my personality and how it will allow me to parallel with the company's goals.

As you already know, my name is XYZ and I'm currently excited to be just a few months away from graduation and en route full-time employment within an established and innovative firm, such as yours.

I describe myself as motivated, analytical and curious. These three attributes sufficiently speak to my professional abilities as I have earned ample successes over the years with these attributes instilled in me. Throughout the course of my education at XYZ university, I have had countless opportunities to exhibit stellar leadership and academic achievements and these attributes certainly put me at an advantage because, 3000 hours of research work, 30 units of academic credit, regular poster presentations, a presidential role in student government and a minor in business management is definitely no walk in the park . My motivation has driven me to initiate a variety of ideas and programs within my organization. Most recently, I founded the XYZ platform where I ensure that YZX is done and hone my mentoring skills to interested individuals. This has also allowed me to serve the minority population within the organization by serving as a proxy for the servicing of their complaints and requests. Being a minority myself, I stand for diversity and inclusion and am grateful for the unparalleled opportunity that I have been given to progress and develop the cause while ensuring optimum satisfaction within the program.

I also serve as the Chair of /// within the organization of XYZ and this has put me in a position of healthy exchange of ideas and collaboration with my team and with the general population. I have been able to achieve exemplary communication, presentation, and negotiation skills through my constant chairing of meetings, communicating with event vendors and planning of program activities. During my tenure, my team and I achieved more than 95% student engagement in activities and general communication matters and introduced over five new empowering initiatives to the program. I believe my reinstating and reutilization of the XYZ communication platform also contributed to the widespread positive growth in correspondence.

I am passionate about impact. Growing up in the rural area of XYZ instilled in me an attitude of vigor and service because I know the impact that an effective solution and implementation can have on the general outcome of a situation. This is why consulting fits my goals. Together with the technical expertise that I have garnered during the course of my ABC degree which was predominantly team-based, to the buoyancy of transferable skills I have acquired, I believe that I would be able to achieve my highest potential within an organization that will allow me to openly contribute to the solution of complex yet exciting problems.

*can also expand on transferrable skills acquired from relevant team-based/consulting-like classes and how it fits with my personality and how it will allow me to parallel with the company's goals.

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Hi

My feedback from being a MBB interviewer.

The most important here is to highligh elements which are not written in your CV. The interviewed needs to understand the logical path until appying to the consulting firm. You need to manage to convey confidence on following topics:

- Ability to deliver impact

- Proof that you have demonstrated team spirit

- Willing to keep learning at all time

- Capacity to solve complex problems

All exemples from your experience allowing to illustrate those topics will be very usefull to succeed the "teel me about yourself" part of the interview

Best

David

Hi

My feedback from being a MBB interviewer.

The most important here is to highligh elements which are not written in your CV. The interviewed needs to understand the logical path until appying to the consulting firm. You need to manage to convey confidence on following topics:

- Ability to deliver impact

- Proof that you have demonstrated team spirit

- Willing to keep learning at all time

- Capacity to solve complex problems

All exemples from your experience allowing to illustrate those topics will be very usefull to succeed the "teel me about yourself" part of the interview

Best

David

I would answer this with the objective in mind that I am applying for a specific position. I would focus on the coherent theme or story of how I ended up applying for this position, tying up my previous experiences and how they lead me to have the competencies for the current role.

I would answer this with the objective in mind that I am applying for a specific position. I would focus on the coherent theme or story of how I ended up applying for this position, tying up my previous experiences and how they lead me to have the competencies for the current role.

Tell about your accomplishments

Tell about your accomplishments

I have a background in business with a degree for X school. However, in the past few years, I've developed a great interest in X topic and have read widely on it, hence my interest in this space. Moreover, from my cyrrent role, I've nurtured X skills and I'm really looking to further hone Y skills, which this position would give me.

I have a background in business with a degree for X school. However, in the past few years, I've developed a great interest in X topic and have read widely on it, hence my interest in this space. Moreover, from my cyrrent role, I've nurtured X skills and I'm really looking to further hone Y skills, which this position would give me.

I'm a consultant at Deloitte working within the financial services industry practice and having football and education as a passion

I'm a consultant at Deloitte working within the financial services industry practice and having football and education as a passion

I am ambitious, I like sports, being part of a team with one common goal.

I am ambitious, I like sports, being part of a team with one common goal.

I am an optimist to say the least. I like to believe in things. I like to practice different ways to improve myself and the things that I am working on. I love solving problems and getting to know the root cause of the problem.

I have tried to deliver my best at whatever responsibility I have been entrusted with and would love to continue doing so. I like to implement what I learn from various places and experiences. I like being challenged in various ways.

I am an optimist to say the least. I like to believe in things. I like to practice different ways to improve myself and the things that I am working on. I love solving problems and getting to know the root cause of the problem.

I have tried to deliver my best at whatever responsibility I have been entrusted with and would love to continue doing so. I like to implement what I learn from various places and experiences. I like being challenged in various ways.

My name is Theresa Oxfort and I am a fourth-semester student at WHU. Last summer I did an internship at Vonovia and I specifically enjoyed a task where I had to analyze data about the media resonance and draw conclusions from patterns that I observed. A couple of weeks ago I started my first project as a student consultant to develop a marketing strategy in a pro-bono project. I genuinely enjoy working in a team on a project because it offers the opportunity to exchange ideas and receive constructive feedback.

My name is Theresa Oxfort and I am a fourth-semester student at WHU. Last summer I did an internship at Vonovia and I specifically enjoyed a task where I had to analyze data about the media resonance and draw conclusions from patterns that I observed. A couple of weeks ago I started my first project as a student consultant to develop a marketing strategy in a pro-bono project. I genuinely enjoy working in a team on a project because it offers the opportunity to exchange ideas and receive constructive feedback.

X

X

Achiever

Achiever

12+ years consulting focus on predictive analytics consulting

financial services and private equity clients

specialize in customer analytics

12+ years consulting focus on predictive analytics consulting

financial services and private equity clients

specialize in customer analytics

I've been at [company] for [x] years and I've partnered with my clients to assess their performance and provide recommendations on areas they can improve on. For example, I've identified a multi-million dollar opportunity to reduce call volume for one of my client's call centers. Outside of this, 3 things I'm passionate about are using data to drive actionable recommendations, develop new and efficient processes, and building skills within the team

I've been at [company] for [x] years and I've partnered with my clients to assess their performance and provide recommendations on areas they can improve on. For example, I've identified a multi-million dollar opportunity to reduce call volume for one of my client's call centers. Outside of this, 3 things I'm passionate about are using data to drive actionable recommendations, develop new and efficient processes, and building skills within the team

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I am Sophie, i am always interested in learing something new and really open minded due to the fact that i have moved several times and lived in different cities and countries. I like new challenges and i am really engaged to my work and studies.

I am Sophie, i am always interested in learing something new and really open minded due to the fact that i have moved several times and lived in different cities and countries. I like new challenges and i am really engaged to my work and studies.

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Hello!

On top of the insights already shared in the post, next week will be pusblished in PrepLounge´s Shop material related.

In concrete, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB". It provides an end-to-end preparation for all three MBB interviews, tackling each firms particularities and combining key concepts review and a hands-on methodology. Following the book, the candidate will prepare his/her stories by practicing with over 50 real questions and leveraging special frameworks and worksheets that guide step-by-step, developed by the author and her experience as a Master in Management professor and coach. Finally, as further guidance, the guide encompasses over 20 examples from real candidates.

Hope you find it useful!

Hello!

In general lines, I believe "tell me about yourself?" and "why consulting?" are different for most candidates. Don´t mix them!

  • "Tell me about yourself?" > Classical elevator pitch about what makes you stand out.
  • "Why consulting? > For sure linked to your background and strenghts -that you would have mentioned before-.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

Hello!

On top of the insights already shared in the post, next week will be pusblished in PrepLounge´s Shop material related.

In concrete, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB". It provides an end-to-end preparation for all three MBB interviews, tackling each firms particularities and combining key concepts review and a hands-on methodology. Following the book, the candidate will prepare his/her stories by practicing with over 50 real questions and leveraging special frameworks and worksheets that guide step-by-step, developed by the author and her experience as a Master in Management professor and coach. Finally, as further guidance, the guide encompasses over 20 examples from real candidates.

Hope you find it useful!

Hello!

In general lines, I believe "tell me about yourself?" and "why consulting?" are different for most candidates. Don´t mix them!

  • "Tell me about yourself?" > Classical elevator pitch about what makes you stand out.
  • "Why consulting? > For sure linked to your background and strenghts -that you would have mentioned before-.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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I am a student in final year at EDHEC Business School. After two years of engineering preparatory classes, I went to EDHEC for the international exposition, the outstanding professional and personal opportunities, the teaching and diploma quality. During these 4 years, I have been able to do 3 internships: Management control at Société Générale, Transaction Services at Deloitte and M&A at Eurvad Finance. These 3 internships have been awesome sources of hard and soft skills learnings. I will tell you more if you want me to.

In terms of activities, I used to do a lot of gymnastics (12 years) at a national level, and also did a lot of other different sports. During my EDHEC experience, I got into a humanitarian organization named Schola Africa as treasurer and partnerships manager. This experience enabled me to go on field during a month in a Burkina Faso humanitarian mission.

Finally, I just came back one month ago from a 4-month exchange at Pepperdine University at Los Angeles in the full-time MBA. This was an amazing experience as a real American student. This also enabled me to meet very different people from various countries and to travel a lot.

To conclude, as you know a bit more about my path, I would say that I am a very curious, reliable and dynamic person. I am not afraid to take initiatives and to be proactive. I love talking and listening to people as well as discovering and learning new things. I also have strong analysis capabilities that I am always ready to put to the service of my team. All these skills enabled me to have really great feedbacks from my teams and managers during my different internships and extra curricular activities.

I am a student in final year at EDHEC Business School. After two years of engineering preparatory classes, I went to EDHEC for the international exposition, the outstanding professional and personal opportunities, the teaching and diploma quality. During these 4 years, I have been able to do 3 internships: Management control at Société Générale, Transaction Services at Deloitte and M&A at Eurvad Finance. These 3 internships have been awesome sources of hard and soft skills learnings. I will tell you more if you want me to.

In terms of activities, I used to do a lot of gymnastics (12 years) at a national level, and also did a lot of other different sports. During my EDHEC experience, I got into a humanitarian organization named Schola Africa as treasurer and partnerships manager. This experience enabled me to go on field during a month in a Burkina Faso humanitarian mission.

Finally, I just came back one month ago from a 4-month exchange at Pepperdine University at Los Angeles in the full-time MBA. This was an amazing experience as a real American student. This also enabled me to meet very different people from various countries and to travel a lot.

To conclude, as you know a bit more about my path, I would say that I am a very curious, reliable and dynamic person. I am not afraid to take initiatives and to be proactive. I love talking and listening to people as well as discovering and learning new things. I also have strong analysis capabilities that I am always ready to put to the service of my team. All these skills enabled me to have really great feedbacks from my teams and managers during my different internships and extra curricular activities.

Hello Sir, I am Pranay from Jharkhand, India. I have 5 members in my family. I did my schooling from my hometown and then my coaching in Ranchi. I am doing my B. Tech major in Textile Engineering & minor in Business Management. Last summer, I did a project on filters using bio mass for dye adsorbents that interested me alot.I like to read non-fictional books. I like meeting new people living in different places. Also,

Hello Sir, I am Pranay from Jharkhand, India. I have 5 members in my family. I did my schooling from my hometown and then my coaching in Ranchi. I am doing my B. Tech major in Textile Engineering & minor in Business Management. Last summer, I did a project on filters using bio mass for dye adsorbents that interested me alot.I like to read non-fictional books. I like meeting new people living in different places. Also,

Im from... And i studied..

Im from... And i studied..

can bond easily with different personalities, cultures

have analytical mindset

can structure and leverage my work

can bond easily with different personalities, cultures

have analytical mindset

can structure and leverage my work

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I am a multinational bba student that speaks 4 languages at a native level and is looking forward to pursuing a consulting carreer. In my free time, I love to do sports, enjoy my family and party with my friends.

I am a multinational bba student that speaks 4 languages at a native level and is looking forward to pursuing a consulting carreer. In my free time, I love to do sports, enjoy my family and party with my friends.

1) most relevant professional experiences and education achievements

2) general personality and behviours in team

3) personal goals

1) most relevant professional experiences and education achievements

2) general personality and behviours in team

3) personal goals

I am a hard worker and ambitious person. I always wanted to be a better person

I am a hard worker and ambitious person. I always wanted to be a better person

I am an outgoing person, pro-active and keen to learn.

I am an outgoing person, pro-active and keen to learn.

I work as a consultant

I work as a consultant

I am a experienced professional with both industry and a strategy consulting background. This allows me to put myself into the "shoes" of the client and tailor my approach and recommendations to the specifics of the client.

I am a experienced professional with both industry and a strategy consulting background. This allows me to put myself into the "shoes" of the client and tailor my approach and recommendations to the specifics of the client.

I am a global retail performance analyst

I am a global retail performance analyst

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i am nobel

i am nobel