What should I work on preparing to enter I and II tiers consulting companies

Eli asked on Jan 03, 2018 - 1 answer
Currently Preparing for McKinsey and Bain interviews in late March

What should I work on mainly preparing to enter I and II tiers consulting companies?

I know that it differs from one to another (depending on one`s weakness), but say out of 100 hours spent (probably in reality around 500 hours):

How many hours on average should be spent focusing on:

-solving cases

-standard test

-fit questions

-envelope questions

-finding contacts in the company

-other things like reading the company`s published articles

Thanks in advance for your advice

Eli.

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Anonymous replied on Feb 23, 2018

Hey Eli,

I fully subscribe Mitch's points, but fell the need to add a small caveat: if you're applying to McKinsey you definitely need to devote a significant time to the fit part - I've seen so many candidates failing McKinsey simply because they didn't prepare well enough for the fit portion (it's really different from everything else you've done or prepared for other firms).

Best and good luck

Bruno

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