Our values define who we are as a firm and who we aspire to be as individual colleagues. They are the guiding principles that shape our actions and are essential to fulfilling our two-part mission to help our clients make distinctive, lasting and substantial improvements in their performance, and to build a great firm that attracts, develops, excites and retains exceptional people.
We look at talent through the lens of who they are and their potential. We aim to attract individuals with diverse backgrounds, which is critical to help us deliver distinctive client service, and also to make our firm a richer and better place. Overall, we look for behavioral skills, problem solving skills, and—for some roles—expertise of specific knowledge and experience in your field.*
During your behavioral skills interview, we'll ask you to share examples from your personal experiences. Your responses to these questions help us understand your accomplishments and challenges beyond your CV and discover skills you possess that will help you thrive at McKinsey.
We suggest that you prepare two personal examples to demonstrate your skills in the four behavioral areas highlighted below (personal impact, entrepreneurial drive, inclusive leadership, and courageous change). During your interview, you should share details about the challenges, goals, and actions you took to create change.
If you are interested in McKinsey careers beyond consulting, you can learn more about the assessment process for our internal roles here.
*Please note, not all interviews at McKinsey will require an expertise interview or follow the same format. Please contact your recruiter for details about your process.