July 2010

Question: I'd be interested to know how international experience or language skills are perceived in management consulting in the US. It seems to me (I may be wrong...) that there are relatively more foreigners in banking. I don't know whether it's the difference in nature of the work that favors diverse backgrounds, or is it [...]

Question: I have recently become interested in management consulting, and I realized that I'm at a disadvantaged position without an MBA degree. When I applied to grad schools, I did not realize that in the US, many companies (management consulting in this case) almost recruit exclusively from MBA or PhD programs, especially during economic downturns. [...]

Question: As I was flipping through your site and others I noticed there is not a lot of information out there on non-traditional hires, particularly J.D.s I have a BCG interview on Friday, and I was just wondering if the standards for hiring are the same as for M.B.As or if they understand there will [...]

Hi Victor, Thank you for your generosity on offering case interview videos for free, I recently got an offer from a boutique strategy firm after sitting through 6 rounds of case interviews, and I probably couldn't have done it without your help. The key insights I got are actually not ways to break down a [...]

Thanks to your help, after many months of interviewing, I managed to land a strategy position with Deloitte. I had been studying several sources for case study preperation, but when I came across your website the day for my interviews, it was really your methods that ensure my success. Thank you very much for helping [...]

Question: I just got an offer from McKinsey. Any suggestions for how to do well at McKinsey? My Reply: Here are a few general rules of thumb: 1) You are hired for being analytical, you are promoted for being good with clients. 2) #1 reason a new Associate doesn't make it, they're an arrogant bastard, [...]

Email: I came across caseinterview.com a few months ago and I am very glad that I did. I have previously been interviewing with several of the big firms but without success (especially in the case interview part). I just received an offer to join a European McKinsey office as an intern. Without the methods presented [...]