Tag Archives: Interview

Be likable, be yourself

This post is from 3 years ago, but more relevant than ever. Consultants are likable.  If you are not likable, uh, you have a problem. New comments in red color. Eager to hear your comments on this one. Being likable is a characteristic of all successful consultants. The more people “like” you, the more likely they will listen, interact, and be… Read More »

Meeting minutes: 8 good reasons to write up those notes

Meeting minutes are not boring. Most people see this as a bureaucratic habit straight out of Mad Men, where Joan is typing notes at an old typewriter. I disagree 1. Notes show effort.  At the very minimum, it shows good follow-through and commitment.  While others are barely paying attention in the meeting, and promptly forgetting what was… Read More »

Quora: What is it like to work at McKinsey?

I have never worked at McKinsey. Yet, I have 10+ credible reference points and 10,000 words of interview-worthy comments written by previous employees. Is this an ebook that you purchase for 99cents on Kindle?  No. It’s on Quora, and it is free. What is it like to work at McKinsey? (7 answers) What is the day… Read More »

7 Key Questions: Who, What, Why, When, Where, How, How Much?

Who, What, Why, When, Where?  These are five questions kids learn in grade school or when first learning a language.  It covers the basics and helps you understand the situation and context.  My high school friends can attest to my poor memory, but even I can remember these basic words in french: Qui, Quoi, Quand,… Read More »