In this podcast we have listed some of the most common and most significant networking mistakes made by candidates. Since many of these have been made by clients, we have had an opportunity to discuss the mistakes, their motivations, the fall out and their response. Therefore, we can provide a comprehensive discussion on the implications of these mistakes. In general, no matter how badly a McKinsey partner networking call may go, you have little to fear. There are over 2,000 McKinsey partners. if you mess up, you have about 1,999 partners to start again.

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2 responses to Anecdotes on Poor Networking Calls

  1. Answer coming as a podcast!

  2. Hi Michael,

    Thank you for sharing your insights on those anecdotes.

    I studied my undergraduate in biomedical sciences in the UK and I have a converted GPA of 3.2/4.0. You are absolutely right in that it was my fault in one way or another to not score higher. However, is there any hope for me in getting a BA position at McKinsey still?

    I have a master’s degree also in biomedical sciences with converted GPA of 3.88 and I scored 740 on GMAT. I am enrolled in Fuqua’s Master’s programme to get an entrance in US job market and I will apply to Southern offices.

    Hope to hear back from you,


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