What advice would you give your 15-year-old self?

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Anonymous A asked on Jan 23, 2020

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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Daniel
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replied on Jan 27, 2020
McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews

I would try to formulate an answer which fits into a consulting narrative. Here it would be, for example, good to use the fact that MBB appreciate when a candidate has a very diverse professional experience.


So, the advice would be: try to work as many different summer jobs as possible. Work at a fast food joint, at a retail store, in a factory, in a car wash, in a pharmacy – those field experiences will stay with you for the rest of your life and will prove valuable once you move higher up the social ladder :)

Hope this helps!

Best,
Daniel

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Clara
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replied on Sep 30, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

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Anonymous H replied on Apr 29, 2022

Do not be afraid of making mistakes.

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Wael replied on Sep 23, 2022

Stay hungry. Stay foolish. 

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Javier replied on Jul 10, 2022

Be authentic, identify and pursue things you enjoy, mind the others but be aware you cannot control their emotions or reactions 100%

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Alex replied on Jul 03, 2022

everything happens for a reason you might not see yet

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Neha replied on Jul 02, 2022

Study Hard & get into medical exams

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Anonymous I updated the answer on Jun 30, 2022

be patient and trust the process and approach

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Phyllis replied on Feb 24, 2022

I would say yourself to study more and not to worry about some things such as relationships and people. 

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Shahroze replied on Feb 24, 2022

Be patient and let things unfold first before making assumptions

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Anonymous G replied on Jan 26, 2022

I would tell him to listen more to my teachers recommandations.

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Anonymous F replied on Dec 11, 2021

Alway be curious, make as many experiences as you can. 

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Anonymous E replied on Nov 13, 2021

lerne zuhören

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Anonymous D replied on Nov 10, 2021

To be a good person , help as many , quality> quantity

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Anonymous C updated the answer on Oct 09, 2021

Do not worry too much about what will happen next, you cannot have everything under your control. If you work hard, the things that you deserve will come.

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Teresa replied on Oct 06, 2021

Trau dich mehr

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Gerasimos replied on Sep 28, 2021

Be yourself

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Anonymous B replied on Sep 11, 2021

Things always don't work your way. Believe in fate and try to look at the positive side.

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