What was a situation where you set a major goal and were able to achieve it?

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Anonymous A asked on Sep 21, 2019

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 Mar 24, 2020
McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews

This question constitutes a part of the McKinsey personal fit Entrepreneurial Drive dimension.

While telling the story it’s important to highlight a few things:

  • The goal you are talking about needs to be impressive (like founding your business, an NGO, competing in major sporting event or a science competition)
  • The goal needs to be intrinsic to you, i.e. nobody is expecting from you to do that, but you are still doing it
  • There are need to be some significant challenges on your way and you need to give a detailed description on how you overcame them

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Daniel

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Vanessa replied on Aug 09, 2022

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Tarek replied on May 08, 2022

i transfered from my university to another most difficult and known one and i could keep my grades up with scholarship 

 

 

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Anonymous E replied on Apr 07, 2022

When I started studying at this private university, it was clear that I need a scholarship to help me finance my studies. Otherwise, I would drown in work. 
 

For that, I needed to excel academically in my first semester and still find enough to continue my social engagement. 

I failed the first application process for several scholarships. However, I continued to work on my grades and was willing to the extra mile. I applied again and was able to receive the scholarship I wanted. 


 

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Anonymous D replied on Jan 03, 2022

At my previous work

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Anonymous C replied on Nov 07, 2021

motivated

 

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Anonymous B replied on Oct 24, 2021

I wanted to raise enough money to fund a Cerebral Palsy unit for children and conducted a fundraiser to do so

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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!

On top of the insights already shared in the post, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s shop (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34), adressing topics precisely as your question.

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.

Furthermore, you can find 2 free cases in the PrepL case regarding FIT preparation:

Intro and CV questions > https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/fit-interview/intermediate/introduction-and-cv-questions-fit-interview-preparation-200

Motivational questions > https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/fit-interview/intermediate/motivational-questions-fit-interview-preparation-201

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