Bain

Question: First of all thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge over the web, it has given me the courage and confidence to challenge what I thought would be impossible. My question is about applying to multiple firms, and internationally – the process itself, advantages, and disadvantages (particularly with regards to MBB). I’m [...]

When I first started recruiting for consulting jobs, an interviewer at Bain shared a story (arguably a legend at this point) about how Bain (or it might have been McKinsey) was asked to advise Motorola on whether or not they should enter the mobile phone market. As you might know, Motorola eventually dominated the pre-smart [...]

Question: First of all thank you so much. I bought your books on Amazon and devour your newsletters and this has been an essential part of the exciting story I’m about to tell you. I want to give you a very short version to see if I’m so lucky as to get your advice. I [...]

Success Story: I wanted to thank you for your outstanding program – I received and accepted an offer from Bain in October, and can unequivocally state that your program was instrumental in helping me navigate the daunting gamut of Consulting interviews. A little background on me – I definitely don’t fit the mold of a [...]

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 [...]

There’s a great article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek that discusses how the global strategy consulting industry got started, why Boston Consulting Group was founded, how Bain was a spin off of BCG, and how Bain Capital was a spin off of Bain. Although the article’s title focuses on tracing the business career of Mitt Romney, candidate [...]

What follows is feedback from a F1Y at a Top 3 firm in Brazil. Field Report: I know you must have a lot of feedback mail, but I would like to thank you anyway. Your help was essential for understanding how case interviews really work, the real deal, not some examples edited in a book [...]

Following is a field report from a F1Y who shares a great example of perserverance. Field Report: Thank you very much for providing so much great material for free. I also found a lot of value in the LOMS materials that I purchased after going through the Case Interview Secrets videos. From these materials and [...]

While it sometimes seems that everyone wants to get into McKinsey, it’s worth noting that there are a number of top consulting firms that can give a career a real boost. While McKinsey, Bain, or BCG will probably provide the most powerful resume augmentation, every one of the 25 top consulting firms carries a blend of size and prestige that [...]

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