Level unlocked - A big4 partner who interviewed and grilled me for 45 mins said 'It doesn't feel like an interview cos I wasn't able to make you feel uncomfortable' Why am I posting this here - Motivation, fwiw. 4/5 months ago I was probably the most awkward, anxious non native interviewer. Got a McK interview, practiced like never before, failed the final round due to anxity/casing eff ups. Although I failed, gained lot of confidence and have been flying thru tier 2/b4 interviews since.

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Congrats on a big achievement in terms of personal growth and also on the offer! I would however think twice about a company that intentionally tries to make me feel uncomfortable in an interview?

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All the more relevant then.

Congratulations! The the bar is inevitably higher for foreign professionals no matter how much companies talk about equity in hiring, so nice job working on your motivation and curbing the anxiety!

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Regardless, still nice job working on the motivation and anxiety.

First, congrats to the OP on turning the situation into a personal growth story. Second, stress testing a candidate isn't uncommon. Managing client expectations is one of the most challenging parts of the job.

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Lame

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I’ve been interviewing for the past 5 years and always make a point of putting the interviewee at ease. They’re phone interviews and I make a point of giving more background about myself and a 20 second tour of my desk/office so they can “see” all the Star Wars toys.

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There you go! It’s not a failure if you’ve learned something great from it and springboard yourself later. Keep up the attitude

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Awesome story Op, I got dinged by bcg for the same anxi. Working hard to get into MBB, hopefully at the end of this, I get to share a smiliar story.

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