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Ex-McKinsey London final round interviewer
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Final round interviews
Nailing the PEI

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Signing a McKinsey offer with Ken
  • McK final round interviewer
  • Real McKinsey cases only
  • Detailed PEI surgery

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I was a final round interviewer at McKinsey London for two years (and 5 years a first round interviewer) where I spent long hours in Decision Meetings making the final selection on whether to extend an offer to a candidate or not. During my time at McKinsey, in total, I conducted more than 200 interviews ranging from BA/summer BA, MBA/advanced professional degree and experienced hire candidates.

There are many ways to successfully nail a case. Interviewers are looking for personality (someone whom they would want on their own project) and creativity behind how to structure, compute and communicate your findings. Beyond the case, interviewers are looking for compelling stories that are translatable to challenges that you will face and need to resolve as a consultant - details matter! 

My focus will be to help you become the best version of yourself (it also makes it much more fun for the interviewer who often times has been using the same case all day, week or even year!).  

As an experienced interviewer and case coach, I will give you detailed feedback on how to improve to make sure you are able to crack ANY case and tell powerful personal experience stories that will impress ANY interviewer.

Ken's Coaching Package
Signing a McKinsey offer with Ken
Includes 4 sessions
McK final round interviewer
Real McKinsey cases only
Detailed PEI surgery

Among the many McKinsey coaches, I am one of very very few coaches on PrepLounge who was an actual McKinsey final round interviewer. Why not work with a coach who actually has the experience of making the final decision with partners on whether to extend a McKinsey offer or not?

This coaching package and my approach is about covering the basics (both case and personal fit) in the least amount of time to ensure you have done all the preparation possible to come out with a McKinsey offer to sign! The trick is to focus on making sure you meet the bar in each key element of the selection criteria across the case and PEI and to also ensure you are able to show your distinctive strengths that helps you stand out from the crowd.

Session 1: Diagnostic and preparation plan
+ You've already done lots of case preparation already and starting to wonder what else you can do... We will run through an actual McKinsey first round case (my suggestion is usually to go with a standard profitability or market entry case) so that you can get detailed feedback and further preparation suggestions based on each of the three sections of a McKinsey case (i.e., structuring, conceptual and quantitative)

Session 2: New case type

+ My typical advice is to be familiar with three types of cases for McKinsey: (i) Profitability, (ii) Market Entry, and (iii) Operations/non-financial, which broadly covers the majority of cases you will likely encounter. The second session is to test the versatility of the three sections of a McKinsey case with a new case type

Session 3: Personal fit session
+ Acing the case alone will not secure an offer with McKinsey where the PEI carries equal weight... Good news is that you can be fully prepared! We will go through 2 of your stories (I usually suggest personal impact and/or inclusive leadership which are two most common in first round), where I will help select the best story from your experiences, refine each story to ensure they are impactful, and give you feedback around how you can communicate them more effectively

Session 4: Pre-interview case check-in 
+ You've been practicing on your cases with your tailored preparation plan - it's time to check-in before your actual McKinsey first round interview. We will go through another actual McKinsey case so that I can give you more tactical feedback on things you can change and/or improve in a short time so that you can perform consistently

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June 02, 2021 by Vatshalan

Excellent insights and actionable feedback for the last mile of preparation. Ken clearly has a McKinsey interviewer approach and is laser-sharp in his recommendations.

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replied on June 29, 2021
Thanks Vatshalan! Congratulations with your multiple MBB offers. Very well deserved and I'm glad all your hard work paid off.


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