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As a former McKinsey resume screener, I've read a lot of consulting cover letters for consulting roles of all types. Most applicants severely under-estimate the importance of the cover letter and end up paying more attention to the consulting resume/CV than they do the cover letter. I would argue the effort allocation should be reversed [...]


MECE (pronounced "me see") is principle often used by management consulting firms such as McKinsey to describe a way of organizing information that is "Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive". When considering solving any business problem, such as "What are this company's options for growth?", "How can we cut costs?" or "How can we increase units sold?", [...]

Capital One Case Interview Question: I've been a member of your program for a couple weeks now and I have found your tips and advice to be extremely helpful. I also purchased your Look Over My Shoulder® program and I found it offers what no other case interview prep provider is able to offer, which is hands [...]

Question: I recently stumbled on your site and wanted to ask you some questions. I was wondering exactly what impact the major I choose as an undergrad will have on my ability to get consulting interviews.  I am a bioengineering major, and have a good GPA (greater than 3.8), as well as several good leadership positions.  [...]

Question on the Case Study Interview: I just found your videos recently and felt that your videos are really helpful. I am an undergrad, majoring in Finance. I will be having case interviews with XXXX and XXXXX in December. I actually have some questions to ask you. Sometimes, when I practiced cases, I was amazed [...]

Question: I purchased the LOMS program and I am getting a lot of benefit specially in term of structuring my thinking! I did the first round with Monitor and I did very well, most probably I will pass. I want to ask you about how to prepare  for the later round, since as you know [...]

Question: When I interviewed for banking internships in the past I noticed , whenever you don't like the guys (you will feel in the first second) you will not pass the interview even though you are very qualified and answered everything correctly. Perhaps this is called the airport test. Please could you give advice how [...]

Question: Thanks for all the valuable information you share on your site. Its just about the precise, concise prep I’d ever seen. I have been invited to Round 1 of McKinsey interviews later this month. The interview process has a 60 minute Analytical test (Computer based), followed by 2 case sessions where a McK facilitator [...]

Question: I am looking for guidance on how the experienced hire recruiting process works, whether there has to be a specific opening in an area related to my experience for me to secure an interview and how I could improve my chances of getting an interview/offer. My Response: Unfortunately, I was never really involved in [...]

I received a letter inviting me to join Mckinsey &  Company in Latin America. I really want to thank you for the time spent in the because it was probably the best tool to improve my chances of getting an offer from my dream company. This is going to be my first job ever and, although [...]

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