January 2011

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 [...]

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 [...]

Consulting Cover Letter - Advanced Tips

Question: First of all, happy new year! I’ve been spending most of this winter break working on consulting applications, and your blog and website have been most helpful. I came by an entry you did on consulting cover letters which was enlightening, and I was wondering if you have an opinion on presenting an “angle” [...]

Rising Star Agenda

Hi Everyone, After sifting through the many questions people had about how to succeed as a new consultant, I’ve narrowed down the list of topics to the following: How to Strategically Choose Which Projects to Work On How to Establish a “Trusted Advisor” Relationship with a Client How to Differentiate Yourself from Other Very Smart [...]

Getting Case Interviews - Factors and Timing

Question: First of all, I would like to say thanks to you for everything you do. I admire you and surely would love to meet person like you. I have completed my undergraduate degree (BSC hons in Accounting and Finance from the best university in [my country]). I applied to consulting companies in UAE but [...]

Obligation to Dissent and Client Skills

In an email to my newsletter recipients (through https://www.caseinterview.com), I made a glaring math mistake.  And I received more emails than I ever have pointing it out! This is actually quite an interesting teaching opportunity on so many levels, let explain what I mean. While I received many more emails than I normally do pointing [...]

Becoming More Efficient and Quantitative in Case Interviews

Question: The closest I have gotten to an offer was the final round case interview with Bain. But I got dinged, the feedback was: My pace was too slow, and I am not quantitative enough. My last shot at the consulting industry is with BCG.  I have about a month to prepare for it, and [...]

Interviewer-Led Case Interview

Question: I have a case interview with a Top 3 firm in two days’ time. Thank you for the excellent materials that you’ve put up on this site. I am using your case interview preparation videos and the LOMS program exclusively to prepare for my interview. Your materials have really given me a lot of [...]

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