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Tell me about yourself question last part

McKinsey McKinsey & Company McKinsey PEI story-telling
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Anonymous A asked on Mar 26, 2018

Hi all,

For tell me about yourself question, I used "take the challenge" as the key to my story. I will talk about what challenge and decision that I made to provide me to here. In the last part, I said below sentences. Is it this good?

I believe, my strong leadership, data analytical skill, and problem-solving skill prepare me well for Business Analyst position at Mckinsey. I am so happy to have this opportunity to talk with you today.

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replied on Mar 26, 2018

Hey anonymous,

Without knowing more about the context (assuming that's for a generic fit question in any consulting firm), that ending seems good!

On a side note, I'm quite puzzled with the McKinsey reference on it, as the likelihood of getting such question in a McK interview is rather so low... and if you get it in the PEI part, then the way to approach it would be completely different from such ending.



replied on Mar 27, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


"Tell me about yourself question" is similar to "Walk me through your resume"

  1. This is not the story, so you don't need to have the story structure
  2. This is not about the challenge, its about your career path
  3. You can mention your unique selling point and structure your lifepath around it, but again, it's not about taking challenges
  4. The ending seems good for a "Tell me about yourself" story
  5. Another way to finish the story is to say why consulting is the logical continuation of your career path