February 2010

McKinsey Interview Success Story: Hi Victor! I have a few words on success through case interview study. I was just offered positions at both BCG and McKinsey!! The firms are now in the process of "wining and dining" me, and for a kid who has never seen any significant amount of money, it's really exciting. [...]

Question: My question is in regards to Monitor's written case interview format. The candidate spends 15-30 mins reading 2/3 pages of text with graphs/tables about a business problem (I guess during this time the candidate CAN take notes but CANNOT ask the interviewer any clarifying questions), and then takes a series of questions from the [...]

Success Story: I first found your videos last summer and eagerly watched all of them. It was a great way to understand the purpose of the case interview and how to make it into a discussion based on discovery and inquisition. After watching your videos and practicing about 20 cases with friends, I felt well [...]

Question: I've worked in the telecom industry for 11 years. I don't have a MBA. Would getting an Executive MBA help in getting a case interview? My Reply: I can't speak for all firms, but I have never met anyone in consulting at any firm that had an Executive MBA. Amongst the top firms, there's [...]