January 2011

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” [...]

Six Consulting Offers from Toronto

Email: This is a little overdue but I wanted to send you a note with a big thank you for all the prep material on the website. I found it several months ago and started prepping immediately and had done 40-50 practice interview cases before recruiting season. The frameworks are an excellent way to guide [...]

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 [...]

Personal Ethics -- in Consulting Offers and in Business

Question: Thank you for creating the LOMS program and imparting so much wisdom in your email updates! I was hoping to get your advice regarding signing offer letters. I received two offers recently and have also been given offer deadline extensions for them until later this week, which I had requested as a way to [...]

Synthesis in Case Interviews

What follows is an exchange of emails with a reader regarding synthesis is case interviews. Reader Email 1 of 3: Hi, Victor, Thanks to the LOMS program, I was able to learn just enough within a short time to pass my first ever case interview with Mckinsey. I got the feedback from HR that overall [...]

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 [...]

Timing for a Hypothesis

Question: Your resources have been very helpful for me so far. I am an experienced candidate, and just had my phone case coaching session with McKinsey. One thing I was a little surprised by was that the case coach wanted me to offer up an opinion straight away as opposed to laying out a structure [...]

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