July 2012

Question: - Got interview call from Mckinsey for their new service line called Mckinsey Delivery Centre. This appears to be an India specific role as per the appended JD and not typical consultant profile, though it is a client facing role and is part of Mckinsey & Company. Help needed: If you can provide more [...]

Question: I appreciate all of your insight - I've subscribed to your updates for about a year, but didn't start until after B-school. My experiences have been frustrating in the process of trying to gain a foothold in consulting; I've had multiple interviews, including two final round on-site sessions, and cannot seem to move past [...]

What follows is a field report I received from someone who successfully managed two offers without burning any bridges. Field Report: First, I would like to thank you for providing a lot of useful materials on case interviews. Although I was not looking for a consulting job, I ended up using your materials to prepare [...]

A few weeks ago, I came across an amazing and touching story about a Dawn Loggins homeless American girl who got into Harvard a few weeks ago. The story has so many life and career lessons. Here's the short version of the story: Dawn grew up in a home without electricity and water. To wash [...]

Question: First things first, thank you for your material!  Today I feel much more confidence in solving cases than 2 months ago. No doubt this happened 90% because of your resources. I have a concern about the synthesis. I understand your approach when it comes to synthesising the whole case. Very neat. It's great! But, [...]

The AT Kearney Recruitment Test seems to be a new candidate filtering tool that AT Kearney has adopted in 2012 (at least that is the first time I'm hearing of this test from multiple sources). For AT Kearney, the test fulfills the same role as the McKinsey Problem Solving Test does for McKinsey -- a [...]

The following is a field report from a CIB who has recently taken the AT Kearney Analytical Skills Test. Unlike the McKinsey Problem Solving Test (McKinsey PST), the ATK test is mainly a test of excel skills and speed.  See below for more details: --- Field Report --- I have taken the test and have [...]

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