February 2011

More on Confidence in Case Interviews

Email: I am a regular reader of your emails discussing ways in which to succeed at case interviews and can without doubt say that they assisted me in getting an offer for an associate position with McKinsey in Johannesburg. I stumbled upon your website quite far into the application process (about two weeks prior to [...]

Tips for a Case Interview from a McKinsey New Hire

Email: I had my final round interviews with McKinsey last week, and found out I was successful. I’ll hopefully be starting later on this year as a Business Analyst in the [Western Europe] office. I wanted to drop you an email just to say thanks for all the resources you’ve provided to help people with [...]

What to Do After the Consulting Firm Offer

Question: I am very excited to have received my dream consulting firm offer just two days ago. I don’t think I am a traditional consulting candidate and I had no interest in consulting at all, up until last May. Your website, LOMS program and daily emails were definitely great resources that helped me learn more [...]

Reapplying to McKinsey After Two Years

Question: What is the policy for reapplying to McKinsey after two years? Would a candidate be at a disadvantage if they previously applied, and didn’t make it past the Problem Solving Test? Would that reflect badly on my new application? I applied two and a half years ago, and received an invitation for the PST. [...]

Second Tier Consulting Firm Offers, But Not Top Three

Question: I hope you are doing well. I have a quick question for you. I can’t seem to get through my interviews with the Top 3 consulting firms. I have gone through a number of case interviews now, and have successfully gotten a few second tier consulting firm offers, and offers from boutique firms, ATK, [...]

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