March 2011

Intelligence vs. Wisdom as a Consultant

A common mistake made by new consultants is mistaking their intellect for wisdom. The two are not the same thing. The other common mistake is to assume that to be successful as CEO or operating executive, you just have to get the strategy right and the execution or implementation is comparatively easier. I use to [...]

Capital One Case Interview

Capital One Case Interview Question: I’ve been a member of your program for a couple weeks now and I have found your tips and advice to be extremely helpful. I also purchased your Look Over My Shoulder® program and I found it offers what no other case interview prep provider is able to offer, which is hands [...]

McKinsey & BCG Maximum Age Cut Off

Question: one question and one business idea for you. If you like it, you will hire me as a consultant for your firm, ok? :-) the question is: In Europe where asking the age of a candidate is legal, how the candidate’s age will affect the recruiter’s final decision? Which is the max hiring age for [...]

Booz Interview - Middle East

Question on Booz Interview: Hello Victor, I wanted to inform you that I had applied to Booz (Energy Practice, Middle East) and underwent two rounds of telephonic interviews with people at Principal level and then received a call for the second round which would be face-to-face. The telephonic interviews included one strategic case (no numbers) [...]

Mensa, Fulbright Scholarships, Olympic Medals on Resumes

Question: I’ve been following your emails with interest since October. I want to apply for Strategy firms later this year, so it is likely that I will be purchasing LOMS soon and gearing up for some serious case-study practice. Today I looked at your consulting cover letter and consulting resume advice. You advise applicants to [...]

Experienced Hire Resume Criteria

Question on Experienced Hire Resume Criteria: Considering where I am at my profession and personal (age (33 yrs) + kid), I can only do a part-time MBA. I looked into an opening in Calgary Canada (I am based in SF, USA) at McKinsey and was tempted to apply. However, I am not sure how experienced [...]

IT Consulting Case Interviews

Question: First of all I want to thank you for your informative videos and articles on case interviews strategies. I have a background in information technologies and have an office visit interview with one of the top 4 consulting firms in the coming week. It is for an IT advisor position. I have heard that [...]

Good Majors for Consulting

Question: I recently stumbled on your site and wanted to ask you some questions. I was wondering exactly what impact the major I choose as an undergrad will have on my ability to get consulting interviews.  I am a bioengineering major, and have a good GPA (greater than 3.8), as well as several good leadership positions.  [...]

Case Study Interview

Question on the Case Study Interview: I just found your videos recently and felt that your videos are really helpful. I am an undergrad, majoring in Finance. I will be having case interviews with XXXX and XXXXX in December. I actually have some questions to ask you. Sometimes, when I practiced cases, I was amazed [...]

BCG Offer vs. AT Kearney Offer

Question: Thank you very much for your daily emails and for the website. It helped me a lot in getting ready for case interviews, and now I have an offer from BCG [Eastern Europe] and A.T. Kearney [Western Europe]. And that is exactly the question I would like to ask you. Even though I appreciate [...]

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