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    Hiring Timeline MBB preplounge
    Most recent answer on Sep 20, 2021
    Christine
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    asked on Sep 20, 2021
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    Tough situation - BCG

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    Anonymous A asked 3 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 3 hours ago
    Hello everyone,  In March this year, while networking one partner had forwarded my CV to the HR team and I was invited to the next stage (Online test - which has minimal weightage as mentioned by them in the email). I d ... (read entire question)
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    Mckinsey case question

    Market sizing McKinsey
    Most recent answer 4 hours ago
    Anonymous B gave the best answer 4 hours ago
    Underneath is my approach. I am open for feedback. Clarifying question: What is meant by ‘market size’? Is it (a) the total money in the banking system relevant to individual banking OR (b) total revenue in the banking ... (read entire answer)
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    When is the best time to start with with a consulting company?

    Bain BCG McKinsey
    Most recent answer 4 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 22 hours ago
    Hi, I have received an offer from a tier 1 consulting firm, they are flexible with my intake time (which I thought would be next year) but prefer me to start now so that I can shadow projects and then take holiday durin ... (read entire question)
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    Offer to Contract

    background check Bain Bain & Company BCG Case Interview BCG Bain McKinsey BCG McKinsey and Bain Boston Consulting Group Client and MBB I'm preparing to McK coming next week
    Most recent answer 4 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 10 hours ago
    I realized that MBB will give the employment contract just one week before the starting date even if we sign the offer letter several months before. My question 1.Does it mean they will be able to cancel the offer easil ... (read entire question)
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    1 year rotation within BCG

    fit interview
    Anonymous A asked 4 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 4 hours ago
    when I mentioned the 1 year rotation within BCG as one of the reasons (albeit smaller reason) for wanting to join the firm, the consultant during my  practice session suggested leaving it out because it would sound like ... (read entire question)
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    Junior Consultant offer at BCG

    BCG bcg consultant Junior Consultant MBB
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    The best answer (5 hours ago) is from:
    Ian
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    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer 5 hours ago
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Congrats on the offer!  The short of this is that you are indeed coming below the classic Consultant position (normally 2 years before Pl promotion). To answer your questions more directly:  Prior to my MBA I ... (read entire answer)
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    How to ask for mock interviews from unacquainted consultants?

    Focusing on The Core: Mock Interviews
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 16 hours ago
    I've seen several coaches on Preplounge recommending candidates to ask for “mock interviews” during the networking process.  Just wondering how feasible it is? Consultants are busy people, I hesitate to ask for mock int ... (read entire question)
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    How to develop business insights and knowledge "in local context"?

    business concepts
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    The best answer (17 hours ago) is from:
    Pedro
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    Principal | Former Head Recruiter for EY-Parthenon and Recruiter for Bain, Roland Berger and Internal Corporate Strategy
    Pedro
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    gave the best answer 17 hours ago
    Principal | Former Head Recruiter for EY-Parthenon and Recruiter for Bain, Roland Berger and Internal Corporate Strategy
    The consulting firms will not require you to know the specifics of a local industry. What you need to know is the key demographics and economics data on the country (GDP, Growth rate, Salaries, Population, Ages, Income ... (read entire answer)
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    Follow up on networking / coffee chat request

    networking
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    The best answer (16 hours ago) is from:
    Pedro
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    Principal | Former Head Recruiter for EY-Parthenon and Recruiter for Bain, Roland Berger and Internal Corporate Strategy
    Pedro
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    gave the best answer 16 hours ago
    Principal | Former Head Recruiter for EY-Parthenon and Recruiter for Bain, Roland Berger and Internal Corporate Strategy
    Is there a reason why you want to talk to this specific partner. If so, state that on your e-mail (and your email would say something as "I am sorry for asking again for your time but I really wanted to talk with you sp ... (read entire answer)
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    Differences between business model and strategy?

    Internal Strategy
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    The best answer (11 hours ago) is from:
    Florian
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    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Florian
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    gave the best answer 11 hours ago
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Hey there, There are tons of definitions of business models out there and unfortunately not one universally agreed on. In fact, Porter does not even like the concept of business models at all as he argues it is ill-defi ... (read entire answer)
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    Does a background check at BCG verify a candidates grades (gpa)?

    background information
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 12 hours ago
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    Senior Role at Entry Level

    and Bain BA BCG BCG McKinsey and Bain frameworks mckinsey
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 10 hours ago
    I am wondering what are the differences between Senior BA at Mck (Senior Associate at BCG/Senior associate consultant at bain) with BA at Mck (Ssc at BCG/Asc cons at Bain)? For someone who has 3years of work experience ... (read entire question)
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    McKinsey double final round rejection

    frameworks mckinsey McKinsey
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 6 hours ago
    Hey everyone  I reached twice the final round with McKinsey for the Business Analyst position and got rejected.  For some reasons, I am not interested in applying to other consulting firms - it is either mckinsey or no ... (read entire question)
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    Should I worry about colleagues/supervisors knowing and rumoring I'm applying for new jobs?

    Application
    Most recent answer 5 hours ago
    The best answer (17 hours ago) is from:
    Adi
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    Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
    Adi
    CoachingPlus Expert
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    gave the best answer 17 hours ago
    Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
    Ignore the noise and don't give them any reason to speculate further. Avoid gossip & banter which focuses on your team/colleagues/boss/company. Keep your quality of work high. And yes, keep your job hunt commitment ... (read entire answer)
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    Networking with HR at MBB, to clarify questions about position / recruitment?

    networking
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    The best answer (17 hours ago) is from:
    Cristian
    CoachingPlus Expert
    McKinsey / Oxford grad / ex Firm mock interviewer & internal training faculty / top 25% best consultants in the Firm
    Cristian
    CoachingPlus Expert
    gave the best answer 17 hours ago
    McKinsey / Oxford grad / ex Firm mock interviewer & internal training faculty / top 25% best consultants in the Firm
    Hi!  There are differences between some offices and firms, but generally HR is there to help and ready to hop on a call with you and clarify things. It helps to be nice and build a relationship with them because then th ... (read entire answer)
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    Asking for referral in a direct way?

    Referral
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    The best answer (18 hours ago) is from:
    Florian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Florian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer 18 hours ago
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Hey there, An indirect way would be to reach out to him and ask how the referral system works.  He will pick up on your request and - if willing - will automatically offer you to refer you. If not, then he would not hav ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey First round

    I'm preparing to McK coming next week
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    majid asked 23 hours ago
    i am preparing  for McKinsey First round can someone advise which type and level of cases i should go through from the case library thanks
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    I got interviews from multiple consulting firms as experienced hire but the timeline isn't aligned.

    Case Interview
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked on Sep 22, 2021
    I got interviews from multiple consulting firms as experienced hire but the timeline isn't aligned. What should I do? I am in the middle of the process with some firms and the process will start later with other firms a ... (read entire question)
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    How to tell if you did well on the McKinsey Game?

    analytical test BCG Case Interview BCG Bain McKinsey McKinsey
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 22, 2021) is from:
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Francesco
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    gave the best answer on Sep 22, 2021
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Hi there, Would be great if you could clarify which game you are referring to (there are 3 common games used in the Imbellus and 5 that ever appeared from the start). The game tests both what you do when playing and you ... (read entire answer)
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