2009

Offer from Top 3 Consulting Firm

I found your website a few months ago when I started studying for consulting interviews. As a PhD with very few contacts in the business world, I found your videos extremely helpful. Thanks, in part, to them I recently received an offer from a big 3 consulting firm!! As requested, I have made a donation [...]

McKinsey Europe Offer

Thanks for your great resources on caseinterview.com! I got an offer from McKinsey in Europe and I think a huge part of my success is thanks to your videos. They were not only interesting but also very entertaining! I could implement most of your recommendations. When I got the case I stalled and said a [...]

BCG New York Offer

I wanted to thank you for all the advice on case interviews that you’ve shared on your website. I just received an offer to joing BCG in New York, and I am very excited. I credit a great deal of my case interview preparation to your videos. In particular, I was very comfortable with the business [...]

Why Did I Get Dinged?

Question: Thanks for all your help and guidance. I have seen your videos nearly 4 times now, and it was of great help for my case prep. However, I was dropped after Round 2 APD interviews. I have 2 questions that I would like you to shed some light on: 1.    The feedback I got [...]

Case Interviews: When to Be Creative

Question: I have been following your blog at caseinterview.com and using your video for my case interview practice. You mentioned in a couple of posts that better consultants are those who are hyper-analytical/linear thinkers. Creative/lateral thinkers may make the person to communicate in a non-client-friendly way — hard to follow. I did exactly this in [...]

Public vs. Commercial Sector Consulting

Question: I have an intelligence background (HUMINT), B.S. degree, and MBA/Finance from XXXXXX University.  I know my pedigree doesn’t lend toward McKinsey and the other top strategic consulting firms out there, but am very interested in getting into the commercial side of management consulting. I’m currently doing change management and strategic advisory for public sector [...]

The Case Interviewer's Mindset

Question: Right now I’m feeling like I don’t quite understand consulting… what do consultants think of themselves? What do clients expect out of consultants?.. For my junior level consultant friends, I know they were just involved in brainstorming, and did all the cold call, data mining and modeling and etc.. My Reply: The very first time [...]

Do "Creatives" Make Good Consultants?

Question: Hi. I have a questions for you. I am currently in the process of interviewing with McKinsey. I am enjoying studying the case questions and am excited about the prospect of potentially working at McKinsey, but was made concerned by a comment that you made in your Harvard lecture videos. You stated that people [...]

Weird Case Interview Questions

Question: How do you handle and prepare for a case that doesn’t fit well into a pre-defined framework? My Response: First off, it’s rare to get one of these weird cases that doesn’t fit a framework. That being said, it happens from time to time. My estimate is it happens less than 2% of the [...]

Executive MBA and Consulting

Question: I was looking at your FAQs and read in one of your responses that EMBAs “don’t count.” Can you elaborate on that? Does that automatically DQ me if I am trying to get a job at a top tier firm? And to deep dive a bit…what’s up with this stereotype that EMBA degrees don’t [...]

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