February 2011

Improving Case Interview Skills After a Rejection

Question: Unfortunately, yesterday I received the feedback after my first round interview at Bain [Europe]. The approach and the solution to the cases was correct, but I didn’t pass for the following reasons: 1) incisiveness not so high (i.e. lack of “verve”) 2) few analytical mistakes As an engineer with an MBA, I could say [...]

Tips from Bain New Hire

Question: I’d like to thank you for your invaluable work, both the tutorial and the LOMS program. Before I found your website I only used Case in Point (Marc Cosentino). I have a scientific background, so I’ve been preparing my interviews for about three months, I practiced a lot of cases alone and I got [...]

AT Kearney Offer

Email: I just wanted to write you a brief note to thank you for all the useful tools you’ve provided me with in my search for a consulting career. Thanks to you, I’ve recently accepted an offer at A.T. Kearney Europe, and I couldn’t have done it without your help. I would specifically like to [...]

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 [...]

BCG Practice Case Interview Session

Question: I’ve been following your site since I received an interview invitation from BCG. It takes place soon, but a partner emailed me to offer me a practice case study interview if I was interested (not by him but by an associate). I of course accepted it. My question is whether this is truly practice [...]

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 [...]

Using Creativity in a Case Interview

Question: Thanks to the material proposed on your website as well as to a lot of practice sessions with my friends (I don’t have a business background), I managed to successfully pass my first round interview with BCG. One of the feedback elements concerned the lack of creativity in my approach. Could you please comment [...]

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. [...]

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