2011

Applying to Consulting Firms via a Headhunter

Question: Your website is truly fantastic and helpful for anyone wishing to join the Top 3 management consultancies. I just received my candidature rejected for an interview with Bain because according to them, I don’t have the right degrees. I have a Master’s in Public Administration degree from [major U.S. State University] and a Bachelor’s [...]

MBB "High Potential" Dinners

Question: First of all, thank you so much for your amazing material.  It’s clearer and certainly more concise than Case in Point, and the fact that I can hear you explain it out loud like a professor is really crucial. Anyway, I recently won a “case competition” for [MBB firm], in which teams developed growth [...]

McKinsey PST Cut-Off Score

Question: Thank you for your emails and all the wonderful tips you have archived on your website. It has been a tremendous help. I recently was invited to interview at McKinsey and [sub-company of Bain] in the [Mediterranean city] offices. Unfortunately, I did not make it past either PST. The recruiter at McKinsey said I [...]

McKinsey Final Round Feedback: Over-Structuring

Question: Thank you so much for all the help that you gave us. I am going to sign up with a boutique consulting firm, and wondering can you add me into the loop of F1Y? I also would love to hear your thoughts on my McKinsey final round feedback. I got the feedback that I [...]

Entering Consulting as a Seasoned Executive

Question: I stumbled upon your site via a local headhunter’s interview brief – fascinating trove of information in a world that I’ve touched but not lived in – a.k.a. management consulting.  On the other hand, I’ve been a general manager/head of operations for some highly specialized technology companies.   So this smallish consulting firm is [...]

A Message of Appreciation

In the United States, we are celebrating the holiday of Thanksgiving — where it is customary to take one day out of the year to think about everything one is grateful for in life. I wanted to take this time to express my appreciation and gratitude to you and the rest of the CaseInterview.com community. [...]

Accenture Kiss of Death

Question: First, I want to thank you for your website. Through your videos, I was able to secure a full-time offer from Accenture for the Management Consultant Development Program in the [U.S. city] office. Accenture is my first choice — I had a really great interviewing experience with them, and [U.S. city] was exactly where [...]

Case Interview Math and the McKinsey Interview

I recently received a question from a reader about case interview math and a 3rd round McKinsey interview. The reader asked what kind of cases and skills they should be practicing to improve their math skills for an interviewer-led case interview. I realized that this is most likely a problem many readers have so am including [...]

BCG 1st Round Rejection - Now What?

Question: Today I got a feedback call from BCG. Three weeks ago I had a selection process for a business course (recruitment event) at BCG, which was comparable with a first round. I had two case interviews and an online case test. This was the first time I did a case interview and I received [...]

Rejection from Top 3 Consulting Firms

Question: Thank you for your regular emails, they are extremely helpful and I only wish I knew about your site earlier. I learned about it only one month before my interviews, where I should have been heeding your advice one year before. I am not doing an MBA program, but I attend the top masters [...]

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