September 2010

Question: I have a question regarding hiring people who already have a background in consulting. What are the chances of small-time boutique consulting firm alumni to apply successfully to a top tier firm? I'm pretty sure I could easily land a gig at some boutique consulting firms, there are LOTS of them where I live [...]

Question: As a non, MBA I have spent several weeks practising case studies, and am feeling confident in most of the areas the firms are looking for. I am however struggling (time and time again) with the quantitive case study questions (speficically the mckinsey type i.e. 5-10 data elements and a 'how much to do this' [...]

Question: I am a Senior Manager at XYZ in [ABC Country] (equivalent to Manager at Bain and Associate Principal at McKinsey I think i.e. one level below partner) and have always been interested in working for Bain & Co and they have just started significant growth momentum in [ABC Country] bringing two new partners to [...]

Question: How's it going? I am a non-business background, former teacher interviewing for the business analyst position at McKinsey. Since I am interviewing for the bottom of the ladder at McKinsey, will the cases most likely be business situation and profitability or am I equally likely to get any type of business situation as a [...]

Question: I love the site and the content that you provided. I was hoping if you had the time to decipher my final round interview. Thanks in advance for any help! So I had a final round recently (3-30 minute interviews, 2 cases 1 market sizing). So for one case interview, most of the focus [...]

Question: I received 2 interviews with a case in each and I cracked both. Case 1 was a straight profits decline case and I found the cause and came up with recommendations to solve this in a structured logical MECE way. Case 2 was regarding to move a plant to Latin America and I calculated [...]