January 2011

McKinsey Offer vs. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Offer

Question: I think your site is wonderful, and I really appreciate the work that you do. Yesterday I got the call from McKinsey and BCG and both have accepted me for positions.  Now it comes down to weighing the options! Thanks so much! P.S. Do you have any thoughts on McKinsey vs. BCG? My Reply: [...]

Offers from McKinsey & BCG

Email: I interviewed with both McKinsey and BCG today and they both made me offers, despite me telling them I was as likely to pursue graduate studies as I was to take up a job with them. I just wanted to thank you for the material you’ve put up on the website. It helped me [...]

Nervousness vs. Confidence in Case Interviews

Question: Here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year! I have purchased the LOMS program, and I must thank you, for the videos have been immensely useful. I had a query and needed your help on that. I have been practising case interviews for over two months now, however, I always get a little tensed [...]

Case Interviews in a Non-English Language

Question: I would like to thank you for creating the LOMS program and for all those very helpful emails! I have started going through the LOMS program tomorrow – in order to prepare for my interviews with two major European consultancies in about six weeks’ time. I will be interviewing in German – so will [...]

Finance Knowledge Required for Consulting Case Interviews

Question: Your website and your Look Over My Shoulder® programs are fantastic resources.  I have recommended them to many friends. My question for you is to what extent does a non-MBA candidate need to learn finance? I have been helping a friend of mine who has a PhD in a science discipline prepare for consulting [...]

Timing of Case Interview Prep

Question: I’m new to the case interview process. I’ve just completed my first quarter of a fully-employed MBA program at [Top 50 U.S. University]. I’m working as a civil engineer, but I’m interested in switching to management consulting. I found your site and it’s been the most helpful. I faithfully read every email newsletter you [...]

BCG Success Story

Success Story: I am writing to you to thank you for what you and your videos have done for me in the last couple of months. As I did well on the GMAT-like test, I got called back to have first round Bain interview, McKinsey interview, and BCG too. At that moment, I knew I [...]

Tip to Effectively Improve Case Interview Skills

Question: Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you. I recently passed my first round interview at McKinsey, and the feedback from my interviewer was great! He said that I did very well during the case, very well structured and hypothesis. After using your method, I really progressed and started to understand the [...]

McKinsey Offer Scandinavia

The following success story and advice from the front lines comes from a new McKinsey F1Y from Scandinavia. Success Story: First of all, please allow me to say I really admire the great work you are doing for the many students who are trying to get into consulting. Your website was no doubt the best [...]

Salary Negotiation in Consulting Job Offers

Question: I’m happy to report that I received an offer from BCG this week, in no small part due to your program.  What a fantastic holiday gift for me and my family! One quick question.  Is it considered poor form to try and negotiate salary as a lateral (experienced) hire? The package I’ve been offered [...]

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