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At the end of my 1st round interview with McKinsey & Company I was told “have a nice day.” Is that a sign I’ll probably be hired? They said it in a really nice way. Maybe just formalities from here on out?

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Breathe in breathe out OP!!! It is the first round of interview!! Ever bothered to ask the interviewer “Oh what are the next steps” to gauge the upcoming!? I’m sure McK has more than 1round of interview! Wish you the best champ! But breathe!!

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Wow, what a genuinely nice response.

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Yes, that's actually the secret tell that they let you know. It tests to see how well you networked, because if you talk to 10 people and 3 former, you'll be told about this secret. Now, you have to send them an email in less than 24 hrs saying you accept the offer, and let them know what you want for sign on, you can also ask for a hire on watch under $7,500, so just them know what you want.

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Helix 😛

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We are just nice.

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I think so, OP. And I’m personally glad that we got to the root cause of the misunderstanding. For perspective, in some cultures/languages “have a nice day” means go something yourself. Good luck with the interview process though

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It’s been a long week but I really can’t tell if you’re joking, OP. Either you’re hilarious or you’re someone you just want to give a hug and a glass of warm milk

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D1, careful. OP might think you're interested in marrying them or something lol

Are you the type of person that gauges opposite sex interest based on the number of ys in heyy?

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…what’s wrong with that?

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Its first round! You still have 4 more interviews to crush OP. Don’t take anything for granted

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At EY I just spoke to a partner about new york for an hour and he gave me the job

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Thinking too much for have a nice day. My interviewers did tell me “when you join McKinsey” and “We’ll be in touch very soon” though

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Bull. You would have led with that. I can smell a Big 4 employee anywhere

The state of consulting is so disappointing if that’s what exceeds our expectations.

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Oh I don’t think they were being polite—I thought it was a wink and a nod sort of thing

Depends on your response.
“Have a nice day” is a known hook interviewers use to see how you will respond. If you say something like: Ummm oh! Yeah! Have a nice day!
That’s game over. You are out.

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Obviously this is a joke from SD2 lol

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If they don't explicitly say "we think you'll add a lot of value" you're fucked.

I mean… even if one interviewer likes you, they don’t make the sole decision if you get the job. So think of it as a confidence boost to ace the other interviews but make sure to take them as seriously as you did the first round. Good luck!

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 modern society is doomed!

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