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Shifting the joining date

McKinsey
Most recent answer on Oct 05, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 04, 2022) is from:
Ian
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MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 04, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, What does your contract state? Most employment contracts are for 2 weeks. If you only need to give 2 weeks notice, it doesn't matter if your manager is away…send an email to your manager plus their boss provid ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 05, 2022 on Oct 05, 2022
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How do I network with people without sounding too transactional?

MBB networking
Most recent answer on Oct 05, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 05, 2022) is from:
Rohit
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Contact for free resume reviews! (limited time offer) | Former Oliver Wyman NYC | Recruiting experience
Rohit
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gave the best answer on Oct 05, 2022
Contact for free resume reviews! (limited time offer) | Former Oliver Wyman NYC | Recruiting experience
I've definitely felt this way before; what I've found most helpful is to think of yourself as the person being reached out to. What would you find the most compelling? Are there any scenarios in which you would be annoy ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 05, 2022 on Oct 05, 2022
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McK Imbellus eating rules

Imbellus
Most recent answer on Oct 05, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 05, 2022) is from:
Francesco
Expert
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 05, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: What happens when two predators have the same caloric output? how do they feast on their prey? I guess by “caloric output” you mean calories provided. Theoretically they would eat at the same time their res ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 05, 2022 on Oct 05, 2022
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Referral process for graduate position (London)

Application Big 4 graduate program London OC&C Referral
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 03, 2022) is from:
Dennis
Expert
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Dennis
Expert
gave the best answer on Oct 03, 2022
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Some firms also have “hire a friend” type of incentive programs through which the consultant referring a candidate gets a reward payment if the candidate ends up joining the firm.  However, consultants will still pressu ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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McKinsey referral -- post interview invitation?

McKinsey Referral
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 02, 2022) is from:
Ian
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Content Creator
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 02, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, You already have an interview, no referral is needed! Focus now on your interview itself (no need to pursue anything with the Partner now). Make sure you full focus on the case interview now! Here's some readi ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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Mckinsey PEI

McKinsey PEI PEI
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 02, 2022) is from:
Mario
Expert
Ex-Mckinsey (analyst->associate->manager) and now in tech (Bytedance) + Part time interview coach and mentor
Mario
Expert
gave the best answer on Oct 02, 2022
Ex-Mckinsey (analyst->associate->manager) and now in tech (Bytedance) + Part time interview coach and mentor
Hey there,   It's actually completely okay to have a few stories only in mind as long as you learn how to tailor these depending on the question.    Step 1 - Find flexible stories and know which skills they cover There ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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Sustainability cases McKinsey

Cases frameworks mckinsey Mck mckinsey 1st round interview
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 02, 2022) is from:
Ian
Expert
Content Creator
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 02, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, This is an ever-increasing theme! That said, please be careful with your approach. You're saying “Mckinsey cases in x, therefore I need to prepare x”. But, remember, you can get any case. You are going down th ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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Academic Transcript - include only most recent or all degrees?

consulting GPA Transcripts
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 02, 2022) is from:
Dennis
Expert
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Dennis
Expert
gave the best answer on Oct 02, 2022
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
You should be consistent on your resume - either list all GPAs or none. However, since most consulting firms use the GPA as one of the key criteria for applicants (at least for recent graduates), they’ll likely come bac ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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PhD and Consulting Job

humanities job search recent graduate university
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 02, 2022) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 02, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: Could you advise whether it is worth trying to apply for graduate scheme/entry-level jobs with my qualification, as it is not within business studies?  Yes, you can apply for consulting jobs. I saw cases of ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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Could an MBA be a good chance for relocation?

BCG London MBB relocation
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 02, 2022) is from:
Francesco
Expert
Content Creator
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 02, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: I'm just curious if this can be my chance to relocate. That may be possible, but you will need to have both offices to be ok with that. To maximize your chances you should: Have one or more partners in your ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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What are your expectations?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 29, 2019) is from:
Giacomo
Expert
Bain & Company | MBA | Real Case Simulation
Giacomo
Expert
gave the best answer on Oct 29, 2019
Bain & Company | MBA | Real Case Simulation
Hi, really depend on the circumstances the question is asked: - MBB Interview: I think you should explain your ambition to be part of this specific firm by reading the main values of this company, for instance in Ba ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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Recommended book for consumer survey (retail practice)?

BCG real life current tasks Case Calculations Current Events
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
Priya asked on Oct 01, 2022
Recommended book for consumer survey (retail practice)?
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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Didn't do well the first case, is there still a chance?

BCG BCG Case Interview First Round
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 01, 2022) is from:
Dennis
Expert
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Dennis
Expert
gave the best answer on Oct 01, 2022
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
You have to view it like a sport - only focus on the next match. The last one is already behind you and out of your control. All interviewers are involved in the discussion on whether or not a candidate should advance. ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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Looking for a buddy to share

Buddy building relationships
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 01, 2022) is from:
Clara
Expert
Content Creator
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Clara
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 01, 2022
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Hello! I would advise you to connect with the PrepL community! When you are a premium member, you can connect with other candidates preparing for cases. That can be a great way to know people that share the same target, ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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Rejected twice from McKinsey

Application McKinsey
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 01, 2022) is from:
Francesco
Expert
Content Creator
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 01, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: Feel there is no way I even stand a chance with full time positions there. Should I just focus on tier 2?  No. You can definitely get an invitation and offer even if you are rejected from an event. Events u ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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Bain: transfer office region before starting?

Bain Bain & Company DACH MBB nordic offer office preferences office selection officetransfer transfer
Most recent answer on Oct 04, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 01, 2022) is from:
Francesco
Expert
Content Creator
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 01, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Congratulations on the offer! In terms of your question: Q: I have heard that it is hard to transfer offices. Does anyone here have input on if this is true and if it might still possible for me to change my o ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 04, 2022 on Oct 04, 2022
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Question 5

Well Being health care
Most recent answer on Oct 03, 2022
Anonymous A asked on Aug 01, 2022
Could someone please explain where the 1.4 million, which is the total current number of operations come from?   
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on Oct 03, 2022 on Oct 03, 2022
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Describe a situation that demanded sustained, unusually hard work, where others might have thought you couldn’t succeed. Was the experience stressful? If so, how did you handle the stress?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer on Oct 03, 2022
The best answer (on Sep 30, 2020) is from:
Clara
Expert
Content Creator
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Clara
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer 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 ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 03, 2022 on Oct 03, 2022
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Gorilla Assessment for Bain

Bain Bain & Company digital assessment Online Assessment
Most recent answer on Oct 03, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 03, 2022) is from:
Mario
Expert
Ex-Mckinsey (analyst->associate->manager) and now in tech (Bytedance) + Part time interview coach and mentor
Mario
Expert
gave the best answer on Oct 03, 2022
Ex-Mckinsey (analyst->associate->manager) and now in tech (Bytedance) + Part time interview coach and mentor
Hey there, it is not the same test as SOVA as Bain works with multiple vendors and changes its tests often. However, the structure of the test is usually similar among these vendors (includes numerical reasoning, logica ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 03, 2022 on Oct 03, 2022
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On the Bench for 3 months & Looking for Job Opportunities

Big4 engagement projects
Most recent answer on Oct 03, 2022
The best answer (on Sep 30, 2022) is from:
Pedro
Expert
Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT | Market Sizing | Former Head Recruiter
Pedro
Expert
gave the best answer on Sep 30, 2022
Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT | Market Sizing | Former Head Recruiter
Since it is a new area, you have to assess continuosly if you believe or not in its success. What I can tell you is that the CDD market is starting to calm down, and that opportunities usually don't take many months to ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 03, 2022 on Oct 03, 2022
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