Question: What is the McKinsey First Round Interview like? My Response: The purpose of the McKinsey first round is pretty simple. All we’re trying to do as an interviewer is answer two questions: 1) Do you think like a consultant? 2) Are you client safe? Let me start with one little pet peeve of mine. [...]

Question: [My Reply in Brackets Following Each Question] 1. Is it a plus to have a summer internship with another consulting firm at CV (level of ATK, Monitor, etc.) during full-time recruiting with McKinsey? Will it help an applicant to differentiate from other candidates? Will interviewer try to find out whether this internship resulted in [...]

Question: Regarding McKinsey interview questions, I have first rounds with McKinsey coming up soon and have found your online videos to be the best resource available in terms of case interview preparation (especially when I only had one week to prepare!). With regards to your answer on how case interviewers decide, you mentioned that the [...]

Question: I scored 710 on the GMAT after studying for about five weeks. Do you know if this is a competitive GMAT score for comparison with the brainiacs working at McKinsey? And does the firm place any value on a good GMAT score when hiring Business Associates? My Reply: I don’t recall the cutoffs off [...]

Question: I was recently passed onto the final round of interviews for McKinsey, and I was hoping that you would have some advice specifically for preparing for the final round. How is the final round different from the previous one (both seem to have a similar format), and with this difference in mind, what can [...]

I wanted to thank you again for taking the time to reply to the email I sent you 3 months ago. My case was that I’m Spanish but living in the (Other European Country) and I applied for many consulting firms and got rejected from all of them (including McKinsey) with not a single invitation [...]

I just wanted to say thanks for providing your case interview video so generously online. I’ve donated $47 on your behalf to Kid Power. I’m a physician with no business background and using pretty much just your videos (also read a bit of Marc Cosentino’s book but didn’t really have like-minded people to practice cases [...]

McKinsey Interview Success Story: Hi Victor! I have a few words on success through case interview study. I was just offered positions at both BCG and McKinsey!! The firms are now in the process of “wining and dining” me, and for a kid who has never seen any significant amount of money, it’s really exciting. [...]

I have just accepted my offer from McKinsey New York and I wanted to thank you for the help I received from your website. I am an APD hire and had no business background – so your videos and frameworks were extremely helpful. Of course I did a lot of practicing and reading along the [...]

Thanks for your great resources on! I got an offer from McKinsey in Europe and I think a huge part of my success is thanks to your videos. They were not only interesting but also very entertaining! I could implement most of your recommendations. When I got the case I stalled and said a [...]

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