2011

Skipping Steps During a Case Interview

In case interviews, some candidates always seem to get “stuck” in a case — unsure how to proceed. Other candidates “ace the case” and never seem to get stuck at all. Why does this happen? The short answer is this: You only get stuck in a case if you skip steps.  If you never skip [...]

The Big Brand Name Employer

Question: I am a loyal subscriber of your emails and a big fan who also benefited a lot from your case interview materials. I have aimed to enter the consulting industry as my career goal, and I have tried it once with a emerging consultancy, I got the chance to do my second case, but [...]

Roland Berger Interview

Question: I would like to thank you for all the material on your website, it helped me a lot as I followed your main advice: Train, Train and Train again! I am from Europe and I applied for junior positions at the top tier firms’ local offices. My first real case (all my trainings were [...]

McKinsey Careers

If you pursue one of the many McKinsey careers available to both beginning and experienced consultants, you will become part of one of the oldest firms in the field.  McKinsey was established some 80 years ago, all the way back in that golden age of American business, the “Roaring Twenties.”  Many in fact credit the [...]

Is There an Age Cut-Off for Consulting?

Question: I have been going through your website and am subscribed to your emails. I have a few questions that I hope you can help address. I went to a reputed business school after working for about a decade in the technology industry. I got through the case interview of a niche consulting firm, but [...]

When to Apply to Consulting Firms

Question: First of all, thank you for your work. It is great guidance to me. I reviewed all the FAQ’s and articles, but couldn’t find the answer to when somebody should apply. Do consulting firms have a certain seasonality in their recruiting process or can I send my resume in June, October or February, as [...]

Accenture Careers

Accenture careers are like Accenture itself – the very best there is in the world of consulting.  If that describes you as well, then opportunities abound at Accenture and for a very simple reason – it’s the biggest consulting firm on the planet.  Though the home office is in Dublin, Accenture has 215,000 employees (that [...]

Accenture Recruiting

Accenture recruiting is a non-stop process.  One of the core values of the world’s largest consulting firm is to constantly and aggressively seek out the very best people, regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender or orientation.   If you count yourself among the top in your field at your level of experience, boning up on [...]

Personal Experience Interview - McKinsey PEI

At consulting firms like McKinsey, you will receive a personal experience interview (or McKinsey PEI). Sometimes an entire interview is devoted to these types of questions. Other times, you will receive 10 – 15 minutes of these kinds of questions before you get a case interview. The format will vary by firm, but make no [...]

BCG Interview

I received an email the other day from a F1Y (future first year) who recently got an offer following his BCG interview. I asked him to describe the interview format he experienced and make some suggestions for others who will soon be going through the BCG interview process. While that interview process within a firm [...]

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