LOL how did i get an interview with mckinsey but not accenture 🤣😂😂😂😂

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Is this via business school recruiting? If so, it could be because you didn’t show enough interest during recruiting events. Obviously everyone wants to work for McKinsey. T2s tend to be more insecure and want to make sure applicants are at least somewhat interested in their work rather than having an MBB or bust mentality.

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McK5 are you giving out referrals?

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Because this sht is all random, when you're on the other side of the table you'll realize that no matter how much firms tout their ability to recruit it's as much luck as anything. Source: been there, done that with MBB

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Yes no exact science to selective admissions / hiring whether it’s consulting, politics, education, etc. I once got accepted into the House Majority Leader’s internship program but rejected by a local rank and file Congressman. People get into Harvard and rejected by UCLA.

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Did you mention your hatred of democracy and your crippling addiction to opioids?

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Lol I’m still waiting to hear back from Strategy&, Oliver Wyman, and Grant Thornton from my applications in 2014... starting to think I didn’t get invited to interview

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Doordash for me from last November. Hope they enjoy those free recommendations I did at 3am 😄

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This is the new normal

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ABB 😆

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Been preaching this for years!

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Maybe your personality

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Because majority of recruiters are useless. Unfortunately for you, your resume probably fell into the wrong hands at Accenture. But also fortunately, it fell into the right hands at McK

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Mck partner here who once upon a time got a hard turn-down from Accenture with pointed feedback when applying as an exp hire. Just roll with it... much of this is random and sometimes it works out for the best.

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You got $570 million laying around?

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SAME 😂

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I only got interviews from McKinsey and BCG. EY / EY-P never even bothered to tell me no, and yet here I am, almost ready to make senior director.

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I got rejected by every MBB, big 4 and tier 2 strategy firms, and M7 B-schools (only 2-3 interviews in TOTAL across 3 years period!). Ended up joining BCG at post-MBA level as a lateral hire

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Basically it means McK has better recruiters

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Consulting recruiting is kinda a crapfest lol - probs just got unlucky

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Sometimes when cv screening too many cvs, you just pick a pile at random and discard the rest. Might’ve been unlucky

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How OP? Networking or cold applying? LinkedIn?

I really don't know how. I went in cold

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We are better at identifying real talent, obviously!

By the way, I have a more specialized background (analytics) so this probably helps if you are all wondering. Still weird cause I got plenty of interviews with big 4 and t2 firms yet no accenture lol...

I believe analytics track

Curious how? Did you just apply online?

I didn't apply for generalist so it's probably way less competitive looking back

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