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McKinsey Q&A: Elizabeth

– Meet Elizabeth, a principal in our New Jersey office, and Harvard alum, who joined the firm 8 years ago.


Interviewer: What keeps you at McKinsey?

Elizabeth: My work focuses on leadership training and coaching. It’s meaningful to me and my clients; I get to help people be the best leaders they can be.

Interviewer: What's the one thing about McKinsey you wish everyone knew?

Elizabeth: The people here are amazing, smart, interesting, collaborative and caring.

Interviewer: Tell us your best interview tip.

Elizabeth: Be honest and don't be afraid to be human and have weaknesses. Honesty with flaws is real; people relate to that. It goes a lot farther than polish and perfection – which come off as robotic and unreal. This is as true in life as it is in interviews.