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Interviewing helps us to learn about you as a person and a potential colleague, and it helps you learn more about McKinsey, our people and what you could do here.

We want you to be excited, not anxious, about your interviews. Our interviewers are smart and caring people who are eager to get to know you, answer your questions and help you find your fit at McKinsey. Our advice? Relax, be yourself, take your time, and don’t forget to interview us.

While there’s no exact template for success at McKinsey, our people share some qualities that help make us successful–and that make working here fun.

      We look for people who can develop and implement creative solutions to challenging problems and work well with teams to do it.

      We appreciate an entrepreneurial spirit: innovative by nature, always creating new approaches, products, services, and technologies.

      We help clients solve tough problems and implement solutions, which requires strong intellectual abilities and rigor as well as a practical sense of what works and what does not.

      We seek people who strive to lead themselves, their teams, and their communities, and who can foster effective teamwork to drive results.

Read more about the elements of our interview process and view helpful prep videos here.

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