Case Interview Guide

Question: With only a few days to prepare for the 1st round interview with McKinsey, I listened to your material (LOMS) and was invited to the 2nd round. Now, I'm struggling with the change in the interview format (interviewer-led x candidate-led). I'm having difficulty prioritizing the areas of analysis (in the 1st round I didn't [...]

Following is a field report from a reader that interviewed with four firms and got offers from both McKinsey and Bain. He reports on the interview process at these firms and shares the preparation method that contributed to his success. Success Story: A couple of weeks ago, I send you an e-mail to let you [...]

Question: I need your advice, I know your website is very detailed and I can find whatever I want. But I want to address you directly my situation.  I have an interview in 2 months with McKinsey, which is a good thing. The problem is I had rejections from BCG, Bain and Booz and I [...]

Consulting interview questions (also called "case interview" questions) differ dramatically from traditional interview questions. In a traditional or behavioral interview, the interviewer will ask questions that tend to begin with "tell me about a time." For example: "Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a teammate and what you did to resolve [...]

When I am contacted by candidates who have made it through the case interview process with a successful offer, often I get emails like the one below with tips for those still interviewing. Field Report: It's been about 8 months that I was dreaming to write this e-mail to you. Tomorrow I'm joining McKinsey in [...]

Question: I have been following your email newsletters and have read them all carefully since I joined your club.  I thank you again for all your effort in making the videos and in having lots of good information available to us. After going through your training videos and framework guide, I recently started practicing case [...]

Question: I am sure you get many messages like this, but I would just like to thank you for all the materials and information on your website, as they have been instrumental in helping me secure my undergrad McKinsey offer. My story is somewhat similar to yours, in that I tried banking, but was getting [...]

Question: Your site has been a great resource for me. I just have one concern, is there a way I can work on cases without anyone? The problem is that I don't have anyone to work with me on cases. The people who I have access to are not familiar with the case interview. What [...]

Question: First of all, many thanks for all your information and encouraging words on case interview preparation . Secondly, I would like your advice on how to get my "brainspeed" or "processing speed" up (the problem solving part of the case interview). Here is the deal, I got a first round interview at McKinsey, but [...]

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