I have a McKinsey case coaching session coming up before my interview. Recruiter said it’s non evaluative. Is it actually non-evaluative or do they say that to see how you are with your guard down?

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I mean, yeah, McK pays us but that’s because it’s current consultants who do it. We don’t get paid for being an interview buddy, it’s something we do on the side of project work to help out the office.

And no, no report is given back. We have zero influence over the hiring decision.

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Ah, gotcha 😊

It’s 100% non evaluative.
The point is to give candidates some practice before the interview so we don’t miss out on good people that just need a little practice before the interview

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Good to know, thanks!

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I mean... McK definitely pays them, and they definitely send back an evaluation that is shared with your recruitment team, so...

But, it IS non-determinitive. Doing well might help you speed the process up. Doing less well might get you offered more support.

Doing well at anything always helps, but it's not pass/fail. So, you shouldn't psyche yourself out or be so formal that it's uncomfortable for everyone.

SBA1 is telling you the truth, too.

You’re booked with a former consultant who we do pay. It’s non evaluative and we do get a write up. Don’t worry just practice and try to gain the most out of your session

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