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MBB interviewers: “What’s your management style”, “What’s your communication preference”, ever hurt to provide a story to illustrate those traits? Or best spend that time elsewhere (“tell me about a time” questions, the case itself, etc). Ideally would do both, but only 30/45 mins here. TIA!

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We don’t ask questions like that in our interviews so no need to worry about that for McK. We ask for a single example and dive deep into it.

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What’s the question? Sorry, not understanding. I think in most cases though, the case will take up 85-90% of the time. When I interviewed first round candidates, I usually started with the case to make sure we had enough time for it. Fit will play a bigger role in the second round (but still much less than the case).

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Clarify on Nuance here: the former questions never ask for a story, just what traits you’d admire. I always offer a story to elaborate, answer is “sure thing”, but eats into interview time / other behavioral questions. Fun.

@Bain1 sorry, Q = is it worthy of time to provide a story to illustrate a “preference”? These questions are worded as “what’s your communication *style*”, not “tell me about a time you communicated with multiple colleagues to achieve X”. In hindsight, I think an example never hurts👍🏼. Even if not asked. At times I’ve been asked this at the beginning of a networking call. Never really know if it’s overkill. Good to note for actual interview day it’s reversed!

Amazing. Thanks for the ace advice. Cheers!

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