2011

How to Overcome Rejection

Many believe that consulting skills (and by proxy case interview skills) are amongst some of the most useful skills in business. While I do agree with this statement, I do think there is another skill that is infinitely more useful in both business and in life. It is the skill of overcoming rejection or adversity. [...]

Switching Frameworks Mid-Case

Question: I work in the Venture Capital Industry and am considering a switch to strategy consultancy. Normally people switch the other way around but I think that it would be good to acquire more analytical, team and strategy skills, as I started in the VC field straight from campus. While orienting myself in the strategy [...]

McKinsey Experienced Hire Job Offer

Success Story: Thanks for your emails.  While I enjoyed receiving your insights, I will no longer need them as I have begun my new life as a consultant with McKinsey! I’d like to take a moment and say that you have a wonderful system here that positively impacted me in three main ways: 1) Your [...]

Are Consulting Firms Hiring Less Due to Economy?

Question: Are Consulting Firms Hiring Less Due to Economy? I wanted to get your opinion and insight on this: Do you feel that consulting firms, especially the Big 3 and Booz & Co., will be cutting back on the number of undergraduates they hire for full-time consulting positions in the upcoming Fall 2011 recruiting cycle, considering the [...]

AT Kearney Industry Hire

Success Story: I am writing to thank you for your website’s instruction and your emails.  I recently received an Associate offer from A.T. Kearney and I accepted. I’m looking forward to my first day on XXXX.  I am an Industry hire – meaning I graduated from business school in XXXX and worked in industry before [...]

BCG Lateral Hire

Question: I recently completed six interviews with BCG and am about to receive my offer to join them as a Project Lead. I found your case study videos very useful, as is the one-page framework handout, to prepare me for the interviews. I was quite nervous at first, as this is the first time in [...]

Silence at the Start of a Case

Question: I am starting case practices with a group of people this week.  During the case practices, one thing I will suggest is to practice selecting the key elements relevant to the problem instead of going through everything in the framework, which clearly shows the interviewer that the interviewee has only memorized the frameworks to [...]

Starting a Case with the Right Questions

Question: I have been following your email newsletters and have read them all carefully since I joined your club.  I thank you again for all your effort in making the videos and in having lots of good information available to us. After going through your training videos and framework guide, I recently started practicing case [...]

Why Consulting Firms Hire Undergrads

Question: I would like to start by saying thank you for the resources you provide. They are very helpful and have made me much more effective at cases as well as other tasks that require similar skills. However as an undergraduate student working towards a B.COMM in a school that is considered a target school [...]

Compensating for Lousy Grades on Resume

Question: I’ve been interested and trying to get into the consulting field since 2007. Unfortunately, my university/college marks were severely affected by some family issues at the time. Since what’s done is done, I’ve been trying to get into the industry through experience rather than academia, but every single entry-level role I am put forward [...]

1 2 3 4 5 6 19 20