Rejected after crushing final MBB interviews, and got hints that I did very well. So shocked 😢

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You would have gotten the offer if you crushed it

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It’s not your resume (at least for McK). I don’t read candidate resumes and it’s never discussed in a decision meeting. Likely mixed or negative feedback from one/multiple interviewers

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If you really crushed it you definitely would’ve got an offer. Ask the partner for feedback.

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Yeah that’s weird given we are hiring like crazy… doubt the feedback was you crushed it

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what’s the feedback?

How long did it take for you to hear back?

Is it one of the BBs? I walked out of a final round with one them so sure I got the job but nope. Was rejected via a call from a partner too

What were the hints?

McKinsey

I wouldn’t lose hope. There are different “tiers” to rejected candidates - for example, please keep in touch to no thank yous. They definitely have weight should you wish to re-apply.

How long did it take to receive your rejection?

Sorry to break it to you, but you probably didn't crush it.

Don't take this the wrong way, find places to improve and maybe try again a next time. From my own experience, candidate's perception is usually very wrong.

One time I left Bain's interview absolutely certain I would pass, covid hit and there were basically zero offers. Next time I left 1000% certain I would not pass. Got an offer.

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