Integrated FIT Guide MBB
Integrated FIT Guide MBB

Integrated FIT Guide for MBB

  • Combines key concepts review and a hands-on methodology
  • Contains printable worksheets to prepare your stories
  • Includes 20+ real examples and 50+ practice questions
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Master the FIT Part of the Interview in All Consulting Interviews

FIT, a Key Dimension From Any Consulting Interview

MBB, boutiques, and overall consulting interviews usually consist of 3 parts: FIT, business case, and Q&A, organized in 2 rounds. 
Although many candidates underestimate FIT and focus their preparation on business cases, FIT is as important to be prepared, and a usual cause for rejection. 
FIT in MBB interviews is an in-depth assessment of your skillset, not a standard motivational interview. In fact, it´s not conducted by HR, but for the consultants themselves, usually before the business case. 
In fact, FIT is not a complement to the business case, but a highly relevant part of the interview by itself. The reason why it´s deeply rooted in the value proposition a consultant brings to the table for his/her clients. The consultant skillset is not limited to analytical and problem-solving skills, but also encompasses team and client management abilities. This last two cannot be tested through business case, hence the importance of FIT. 

The Integrated FIT Guide 

The Integrated FIT Guide for MBB provides an end-to-end preparation for all three MBB interviews, as well as other consulting interviews, 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.

This Is the Right Guide for You If You…

  • Want to learn about the four main question clusters (i.e., Introduction and CV questions, motivational questions, behavioral questions and stress questions): description, dimensions tested and examples
  • Want to deep dive on the key differences between McKinsey, Bain and BCG; and First vs. Second Round.
  • Want to follow a straight forward methodology, leveraging printable worksheets and tools to be filled, to prepare for each of the question clusters
  • Want real examples as references for your own


What Is FIT and Why Is It Important?

Page 1-5
  • Structure of MBB interviews and the key role of FIT in them
  • Importance of the FIT interview deriving from the job description and required skillset of a consultant
  • Incorrect myths around FIT

This Guide‘s Methodology

Page 7
  • With clear iconography to mark real questions, examples and key concepts

I – Understanding FIT In-Depth

Page 8-21
  • The four main question clusters: description, dimensions tested and examples
    • Introduction and CV questions
    • Motivational questions
    • Behavioral questions
    • Stress questions
  • Key differences between:
    • McKinsey, Bain and BCG
    • First and Second Round
  • Communication frameworks to be leveraged: STAR vs. PARADE
  • Frequently asked Q&A and common mistakes

II – Hands-On Approach: How to Prepare, Example and Common Mistakes

Page 22-41
  • Ad-hoc proposed methodology for each of the four main question clusters:
    • Ideation
    • Printable frameworks and worksheets developed by the author to be leveraged
    • Times
    • Communication strategy
  • 20+ real examples and full explanations: from ideation to how to communicate them
  • Common mistakes compilation
  • FAQ compilation

Annex 1: Printable Worksheets and Frameworks

Page 22-44

+ Complimentary Compilation of Successful Coachee's Examples

Page 1-29
  • Compilation of real examples by (generous) coachees who got hired in MBB. The stories have been structured leveraging the Story Cards presented in the Integrated FIT Guide
  • Covers examples on leadership, entrepreneurial drive, personal impact and hybrid responses among the 3 cited dimensions 

About the Author

Content Creator
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Clara started her career in McKinsey & Company, where she focused on Telco, Oil & Gas and Real Estate. She later joined the team that launched Amazon Business in Spain, where she is nowadays in charge of several capability building and coaching programs for the Spanish Marketplace department.

Clara teaches “Data Insights and Visualization” in the Master in Management at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, where she has received the Teaching Excellence Award, as the best valued course by the students. She has also coached 150+ candidates on diverse platforms, such as PrepLounge. Furthermore, she is founder and president of the NGO Building their Future since 2015, focused on educational projects in Nairobi, Kenya.

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March 11, 2021 by Diego

I had done a lot of online research for McKinsey PEI, and found a huge number of free resources. But of course, they are all disorganized, repetitive, contradictory, not verified and many times outdated! However, this guide is nothing like that: it provides a real APPROACH to prepare your PEI, starting with the understanding of what you are going to face -which can be found online, but does not really tell you anything about how to prep- to a real STEP-BY-STEP preparation. That cannot be found free online. On top, it has unique resources created for the guide (i.e., story cards, matrix, etc.), that are printable and that guide you step-by-step and make you develop the stories in the way they will be asked, including the key data. In sum: worth every penny, saved me lots of time and ensured me that I was doing it right. Now I feel more confident as I am preparing for my 1st round interview.

7 users found this review helpful.
February 22, 2021 by Anonymous

Clara’s guide clearly lays out firstly the MBB interview process (i.e from an initial test to subsequent rounds of interview), secondly what the FIT involves and what components are tested in the FIT part of the interview and finally approaches to prepare for the FIT interview. Some behavioural questions are included to show you which skill is tested by which question. I particularly like the sample answers included in the guide as they show you how specific your answers should be and how long I should spend responding to each question. I was familiar with the STAR framework prior to purchasing this guide, hence I was slightly skeptical as to how much further I can improve. Was I wrong! The framework laid out in the guide as well as the examples of good responses helped me restructure my stories so that they are told in a powerful way. Very helpful material indeed.

7 users found this review helpful.
October 20, 2020 by Anonymous

I feel like this information is already out there if you google FIT for MBB.

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Content Creator
replied on September 26, 2021
Hello, sorry to hear that you didn´t find the guide useful.
Did you get the document with the 29 pages document with detailed examples from people who got into consulting? It´s one of the differential values, and for sure that cannot be found online. Feel free to write me if not!
June 12, 2020 by Nicole

This guide is a must for those looking to get a clear direction for fit interview preparations. I really appreciated how concise and insightful this was on how I could approach the different types of fit questions. This is especially helpful if you are looking to save time from having to read lengthy materials that you would find online and instead focus the time on practicing. I also appreciate the concrete examples laid out on this guide as it gave me a benchmark on what a good answer would be. Highly recommend!

7 users found this review helpful.
May 11, 2020 by Catherine

The FIT Guide created by Clara was a wonderful and must-have resource for anyone who wants to prepare for MBB FIT interviews. I was using the FIT Guide to prepare for McKinsey's PEIs. The guide well-summarized the potential questions that will be asked during a FIT interview and what qualities/skills you want to show in an answer. The guide taught me systematically on how to create my own story and how to tell a story in a concise but powerful way. The guide also offered a few good samples that helped me think about how I can construct my own story. Overall, the FIT guide was amazing and definitely built my confidence in succeeding a FIT interview!

7 users found this review helpful.