The McKinsey PEI is the main reason why so many candidates fail and get rejected. They prepare intensively for case interviews, but lack both knowledge and practice for the PEI part, despite its importance for interview success (~50% of the candidate's overall evalulation).
To succeed in your McKinsey PEI, this 170+ pages eBook contains everything you need to know to...
The McKinsey Big Picture
Understanding the big picture and McKinsey's perspective is important for heading into the right direction.
30 Real Interviewers' PEI Questions
Don't get caught off-guard by your interviewer's PEI questions and prepare accordingly upfront.
Precise Definition of PEI Dimensions
Before even starting to prepare your own PEI examples, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of each PEI dimension.
15 Examples of Other Candidates
Have a reality-check of your own PEI examples by comparing them to examples of other candidates.
6-Step Proven Prep Process
Following a structured, time-tested process in preparing your PEI increases the breadth and depth of our examples.
9 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid
Avoid mistakes which other candidates already made in the past, costing them their precious McKinsey offers.
How to structure your McKinsey PEI – STAR vs. PARADE Each situation you are preparing for the McKinsey PEI needs to be well structured. It is not only about telling an example – you also need to get the main topics across in a short period of time, which is roughly 10-12 minutes out of the total interview time which is allocated to the PEI...
What are some typical McKinsey PEI questions during your interviews? This is one of the most common question from candidates in my PEI coaching sessions. Everyone seems to be curious how a real McKinsey PEI (Personal Experience Interview) is starting, and how difficult it is to find out which of the dimensions the interviewer is referring to ...
How long does the McKinsey PEI (Personal Experience Interview) take? For most candidates, the McKinsey PEI lasts in total around 12-15 minutes. It follows some social chit-chat in the very beginning of your interview session and some more general CV-related questions your interviewers might have, and will be before your case interview. (Hint: ...)
How detailed does the McKinsey Personal Experience Interview really get? And it is true that interviewers sometimes ask about the precise words you were using in a specific situation of your PEI example? After having the first PEI coaching session with me, basically all candidates are really surprised by how detailed the McKinsey PEI gets. Most candidates...
Why is the McKinsey PEI so important for the overall evaluation of a candidate? Alongside doing a lot of data analytics especially in the more junior ranks of the consulting firms, there is still a high level of intense relations with the client organization starting with day one as a consultant. After all, consulting is a people business, thus McKinsey is putting a lot of ...
Can I use the same PEI example in different McKinsey Personal Experience Interviews? Or can use them at least in different interview rounds? Or can use them at least in different interview rounds? In total there are only 3 different Personal Experience Interview dimensions (Leadership, Personal Impact, Entrepreneurial Drive), but more than 3 interviews to reach your ...
Hi, my name is Robert and I wanted to say hello and welcome you to your McKinsey PEI prep - it's great to see you preparing for the McKinsey PEI at all (you wouldn't believe how many candidates are going to McKinsey interviews without a solid PEI prep - needless to say, a surefire way to unnecessarily lose your McKinsey offer!).
As we didn't have had a chance yet to get to know each other in one of my high-impact interview coachings, I just felt it's good to give you a brief idea about my background as well.
I am the founder of consulting-case-interviews.com, multiple book author on consulting interview prep, a high-impact case interview & PEI coach having secured McKinsey offers for candidates even without having them go through final round interviews [yes, they only needed to sign the contract with a partner, without any more interviews by them], most viewed writer on 'case interviews' on Quora.com with more than 100.000 views on my answers, PrepLounge Premium Expert with >95% recommendation rate and some more things like that.
I don't intend to brag with all that, nor to bore you to death - just want to emphasize that this is serious stuff which works 100%!
Ever wondered how some candidates excel in their PEI and others fail miserably, both investing the same time and effort in prep?
The Ultimate McKinsey PEI Prep eBook contains everything you need to know on 170+ pages to...