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Whether you’re an experienced professional or a recent graduate, working with McKinsey could be a rewarding next step in your career. Every individual at McKinsey plays an important role in our collective success. The McKinsey Recruiting Podcast is your ear on the inside. Through this podcast, we share details about who we are, what we do, and how we recruit. Our episodes will answer frequently asked recruiting questions and introduce you to some of our colleagues.

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Whether you’re an experienced professional or a recent graduate, working with McKinsey could be a rewarding next step in your career. Every individual at McKinsey plays an important role in our collective success. The McKinsey Recruiting Podcast is your ear on the inside. Through this podcast, we share details about who we are, what we do, and how we recruit. Our episodes will answer frequently asked recruiting questions and introduce you to some of our colleagues.

    McKinsey Recruiting: John on Access McKinsey

    McKinsey Recruiting: John on Access McKinsey

    How does McKinsey support colleagues with disabilities? What types of disabilities exist? How can you be an ally? Tune in and find answers to these questions and more in our latest McKinsey Recruiting Podcast episode, with John.

    John is based in McKinsey’s Boston office. He began his McKinsey career in 2019, when he completed a summer internship before joining as a full-time digital analyst in 2020. Prior to that, he worked as a data scientist for an insurance company and gained experience in radio. Outside of work, John loves to make music and write his own songs.


    # John describes how his academic background and passion for technical topics led him to join McKinsey

    # He shares what Access McKinsey is and why it is important to have such a network

    # John provides useful insights on how colleagues can be allies and create a more inclusive environment for colleagues with disabilities

    # He shares his career advice for someone who has a disability and is considering a career with McKinsey

    # In our “Ask me Anything” section, John talks about his experience with staffing at McKinsey


    For more information on our podcast, visit: http://mckinsey.com/recruitingpodcast

    • 38 min
    McKinsey Recruiting: Amy and Caro on the Personal Experience Interview at McKinsey

    McKinsey Recruiting: Amy and Caro on the Personal Experience Interview at McKinsey

    What does McKinsey’s Personal Experience Interview (PEI) entail? How does it differ from other types of interviews? Why do we ask candidates to share examples from their personal experiences during our interviews? Tune in and find answers to these questions and more in our latest McKinsey Recruiting Podcast episode, with Caro and Amy.

    Caro is a senior business analyst based in our New York office. She began her McKinsey career in 2017. Prior to that, she worked at a non-profit organization and completed a summer internship at McKinsey. Caro’s internship with McKinsey made her realize that she wanted to be part of a firm where she could have a significant impact and achieve change, both inside and outside of the organization. Outside of work Caro loves theatre and improv. She has a successful TikTok channel where she shares her perspectives on movies and TV shows.


    Amy is a senior expert with our assessment team based in our New York office. She started her McKinsey career 25 years ago as a consultant in our Chicago office after graduating from business school. Amy is a trusted advisor, coach and presenter, both inside and outside McKinsey. Amy earned a degree in art history and has passion for art. Outside of work, Amy frequently visits various museums and exhibitions.


    # Caro and Amy share their work and academic backgrounds, and reveal their reasons for joining McKinsey

    # Amy talks about her typical day as a senior expert within our assessment team

    # Caro talks about her personal and professional passions and running her TikTok channel

    # Both reveal the intention behind McKinsey’s choice of the personal experience interview as part of our recruiting process

    # They disclose the qualities we are looking for in a candidate, provide tips on how to master the PEI interview, and share the types of questions you may encounter


    For more information on our podcast, please visit: http://mckinsey.com/recruitingpodcast

    • 34 min
    McKinsey Recruiting: Michiel on Mental Health

    McKinsey Recruiting: Michiel on Mental Health

    What is mental health and why is it important for consultants? How can meditation enrich your life and help you to deal with stressful situations? How does McKinsey support its clients to shift their mindsets and behaviors? Tune in and find answers to these questions and more in our latest McKinsey Recruiting Podcast episode, with Michiel.

    Michiel is a partner based in McKinsey’s Amsterdam office. He began his McKinsey career in New York in 2005, and prior to that, he worked in the marketing department at Unilever where he was responsible for a well-known ice-cream brand. Outside of work Michiel loves to spend time with his family and is writing a book about leading and learning outside of your comfort zone.


    # Before joining McKinsey, Michiel worked as a brand manager for a well-known ice-cream brand.

    # Michiel explains what Aikido is and why he takes at least one week of silence every year.

    # In addition to defining what mental health means to him, Michiel explains what Aberkyn does and why he co-founded it.

    # Michiel provides helpful insights on how he balances his job as a consultant with being a parent.

    # In our “Ask me anything” section, Michiel explains how he makes a clear cut between private and work life in times of constant availability. He also talks about criteria taken into consideration when deciding who gets invited for an interview at McKinsey.


    For more information on our podcast, visit: http://mckinsey.com/recruitingpodcast

    • 34 min
    McKinsey Recruiting: Ricky on Consulting.

    McKinsey Recruiting: Ricky on Consulting.

    What does a consultant do, and what are the different roles on a client study? What types of backgrounds make a good consultant? How can you find out if a career as a consultant is the right choice for you? Tune in and find answers to these questions and more in our latest McKinsey Recruiting Podcast episode, with Ricky.

    Ricky is an engagement manager based in McKinsey’s London office. She began her McKinsey career in our Lagos office in 2016, and prior to that, she was a chartered accountant and also ran a successful cupcake business. Outside of work Ricky loves baking, playing sports and spending time with her son.


    # Before joining McKinsey, Ricky turned her passion for baking into a successful cupcake business.
    # Outside of the team room you can find Ricky playing American flag football, which has taught her a lot about teamwork.
    # In addition to explaining the responsibilities of an engagement manager, Ricky provides an overview of the different roles on a client study and how consultants solve problems.
    # Ricky gives helpful insights on how she balances a demanding job as a consultant with being a parent.
    # In our “Ask me anything” section, Ricky highlights the required skills and academical background that are needed to succeed in the consulting industry. She also explains the opportunities McKinsey offers for students from varied backgrounds.

    For more information on our podcast, visit: http://mckinsey.com/recruitingpodcast

    • 35 min
    Jop on Environmental Sustainability

    Jop on Environmental Sustainability

    How does McKinsey foster an environmentally conscious workplace? What does a typical day as the director of environmental sustainability at McKinsey look like? Why is the topic of sustainability such a high priority for our clients? Tune in and find out answers to these questions and more in our latest McKinsey Recruiting Podcast episode with Jop Weterings, McKinsey‘s director of environmental sustainability.

    Jop, who is based in our Amsterdam office, works with clients in the energy and materials sector. He believes that if each individual thinks about how to include sustainability in their everyday decisions at work, it would be a game changer.


    # Before joining McKinsey, Jop earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York
    # Jop is passionate about staying active and loves to hike, cycle and play water polo
    # Prior to pursuing a degree in business administration, he contemplated studying forestry
    # Jop shares how he has been able to integrate his personal passion for the environment into a sustainable career
    # Jop provides valuable insights into the work of McKinsey’s Green Teams and how small changes in our behavior can have an incredible impact
    # He explains how COVID-19 has impacted the way we live, work and think
    # In our ‘Ask Me Anything’ section, Jop answers questions from individuals who are considering a career at McKinsey

    For more information on our podcast, visit: http://mckinsey.com/recruitingpodcast

    • 36 min
    Ellis on GLAM, McKinsey's LGBTQ network

    Ellis on GLAM, McKinsey's LGBTQ network

    What is the purpose of the McKinsey’s LGBTQ+ network GLAM? How does McKinsey introduce inclusion into the workplace and how can someone show support for LGBTQ+ colleagues? Tune in and find answers to these questions and more in our latest McKinsey Recruiting Podcast episode, with Ellis Griffith.

    Ellis Griffith is McKinsey’s people function leader for the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region, based in our Amsterdam office. Ellis is a thought leader in the areas of culture and diversity as well as learning, HR and organization development.


    # In 2019 Ellis moved from Atlanta to Amsterdam with her partner Meredith and four children.
    # When Ellis was a child, she moved from a small town in the US to Japan. She speaks Japanese fluently and majored in Asian languages and religion.
    # Within her learning program on conscious inclusion, Ellis visited 50+ McKinsey locations and shares her impressions of differences and similarities of our offices worldwide.
    # Ellis provides helpful insights for LGBTQ+ colleagues on how to navigate challenges in the (consulting) work environment. She also explains the purpose of McKinsey’s GLAM network.
    # In our “Ask me anything” section, Ellis explains the many ways to support the LGBTQ+ community as an ally. She also describes McKinsey’s recruiting process.

    For more information on our podcast, visit: http://mckinsey.com/recruitingpodcast

    • 37 min

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