January 2011

Applying Post-MBA without an Internship

Question: I hope you are well! I am an avid follower of your blog and your website dedicated to case interviews. In the context of interviewing for consulting jobs, I had a question for you: I am a first-year MBA student in a very good program in the U.S. Given that I had an initial [...]

Note Taking in a Case Interview

Question: Thank you for creating the Case Interview Secrets videos and Look Over My Shoulder® program. It is the most practical and intuitive resource on the market, in my opinion. My question is related to note taking during the interview. What I am struggling with is keeping up with the interviewer, and still trying to [...]

How to Project Confidence in a Case Interview - Part 2

Email 1 of 2: https://www.caseinterview.com/case-interview-confidence Email 2 of 2: Hi Victor! I passed the first round interview! Thank you so much! The feedback from the interviewers was that I had a good structure and I was asking the right questions (asking for the correct data to test the hypothesis). I would not have been able [...]

How to Project Confidence in a Case Interview

Email 1 of 2: My first round interview will be in a few days and the final round, if I get through, will be on the same day. I can’t thank you more for all the wonderful materials. Your approach is much more practical than any other sources. Through quite intensive study of your materials [...]

Experienced Hire Case Interview

Question: I’m a U.S.-based consultant preparing for an Bain interview for experienced hires next month. Your site and LOMS program has been invaluable, and I was wondering if you could help answer two questions: 1) How would you conduct case interview preparation differently for this interview given that it is for [a Non-US Country] and [...]

Visual Aids in Case Interviews

Question: I was wondering whether, at the beginning of a case interview, it would be appropriate to use rather theoretical graphs in order to visually translate the interviewer’s question, or whether it might seem odd. So, for instance, for a market entry case, I might show the interviewer that the company must position itself on [...]

The Rising Star Consultant

Hi Everyone, I’ve been getting a bunch of emails asking me to share some strategies for how to be a successful consultant once you get your job offer. I’m debating whether or not to put the time into teaching this topic and wanted to get your vote and your feedback. If this topic IS of [...]

Intuition and Structured Problem Solving in Case Interviews

Question: I appreciate your response and just had a quick opinion question. I spoke to a friend of mine, ex-Mckinsey consultant and interviewer. He said, when I asked him about casework and interviews, that there is a key that many people who employ solely the framework miss out on. It seems a bit different from [...]

BCG Australia Offer

Email: I wanted to follow up and let you know that after six interviews in two days, I have been offered a position with BCG Australia as a Consultant! Your preparation materials were invaluable and I am incredibly appreciative for your efforts. I will make a donation this week to your supported charity. Many thanks [...]

Salary Expectations for a Consulting Job

Question: I am fan of your mails these days since I registered.  I would like to inform you that I received an email from a consulting firm showing interest in my application. I am now asked for my salary expectations. I have been surveying online but would like to seek your opinion regarding this. Based [...]

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