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Interviewing at Mckinsey. Need help with case interview prep. Any suggestions beside self-help books?

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1. Case Interview Secrets - Victor Cheng (Flow and structure) 2. Case in Point - Mark Constantino (Market sizing, mental math) 3. Pyramid Principle - Barbara Minto (Order of logic and communication of information) 4. Google: a. Issue trees b. Hypothesis trees c. Decision trees If you're short on time, know the following: 1. 3 C's and P framework 2. Profitability framework 3. Market sizing = decomposing into parts and parts into details and assigning values and adding back up 4. Deductive vs. inductive logic (Decomposing vs grouping)

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Practice cases with folks from McK

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I'll second case in point. Only case prep book I read.

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Sell out

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Not living the 3 rating even at 110% utilization and NBD

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EY- HBR, Darden and Kellogg case books. Case book by Tim Darling is excellent as well.

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HBS*

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Thanks K1 🙏🏼

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^You got it!

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Bookmarking all this great advice for when I get my shit together. Thank you all you smart case study people!

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@McK1 - Got it. I'm in round two of case interviews. Just attended a webinar. Super helpful! Can you request to join another webinar session? The recruiter has also scheduled a time with a McK Consultant.

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@OP yes. If you want more practice/another webinar let the recruiter know. They will make it happen, no points against

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Plus one for Victor Cheng. His audiobook series got me in.

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Mck1 - Do you suggest hiring a coach?

No. Not sure where you are in the process but McK is pretty good at providing a lot of case prep during the interview process, including non evaluative practice sessions with McKinsey alumni and webinars on our case practice. Take all the help offered. The goal is really only to have people fail because they don't have the commitment to prep or the problem solving skills, not because they didn't understand what was expected

Also, don't overlook the PEI! It's a surprisingly big part of their interview score, so definitely worth a bit of time/thought

There's a program called Look Over My Shoulder by Victor Cheng - walks through cases with candidates, and even has some McK style cases. I suggest listening to that unless any McK folks don't believe it's helpful!

Can't speak to victor cheng, but I will say Mckinsey cases are a little different than many...very interviewer led with a big focus on structure. Less emphasis on creativity and asking questions than many others

Use prep lounge

Pay extra attention when he goes over interviewer led cases.

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