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My wife applied to McK on a whim and now has an interview next week. She has done zero case interview prep because she did not expect a call back 🙃. She has a life science phd and a top 20 MBA. Any recommendations for a McK interciew crash course besides the cases on the website?

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True ^^

As someone heavily involved in recruiting, I strongly recommend your wife contact the recruiter and ask for more time. Tell them whatever you have to, tell them a significant personal situation arose so you have to delay, whatever, but do not go in under prepared. There is literally no downside to delaying if possible, and it does not effect your chances at all. Delay, take it seriously, prepare properly.

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I would just tell the recruiter the truth that you need more time to prep. Totally understandable and most internal recruiters take pride in sourcing good candidates

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Good ol Victor

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Best to just ask recruiting to push out the interview by 6-8 weeks, and have enough time to prep. Unlikely to be an issue.

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PrepLounge was incredibly helpful for me. Getting to practice in a zero stakes environment with internet strangers was very helpful for helping me get to cases

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Why don’t you just case with her?

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Do you really need to know how to case at that level? Wouldn’t industry expertise be far more relevant?

Everyone needs to be able to nail cases - it’s table stakes unfortunately.

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First interview is usually a recruiter screen that doesn’t require preparation.

Have her reach out to her alma mater - they should have career services that could help her

Thanks everyone! I will help her with preping for this. She is real nervous. Gotta pump up that confidence:)

Thank you for the advice. I have passed it on to her.

Wait is it actually a case or just a phone screen? Your first interaction with recruiter will never be a case. More of a tell me about x experience and why McK? It is definitely pass or fail but no casing required. That said do get her to start casing asap so she's ready for next round but when I recruited i had at least a month between phone screen and first phone case.

Wow that's much faster than my process lol is it for a specialized role?

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