2011

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 [...]

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 [...]

How Consultants Can Really Help Their Clients

A while ago, one of the major news stories in the U.S. was about how an air traffic controller fell asleep on the job — forcing the pilot to land a plane without help from the control tower (very dangerous). It is the third time this has happened.  If this happened in a corporation, it [...]

Humor in Case Interviews

Question: I am a new visitor at your blog and I find the feedback you provide in specific questions extremely helpful. One issue that I would like your opinion on is to what extent humor can be a plus in an interview and where you would put the limit. I read in various sources that [...]

Hypothesis vs. Framework

I receive many emails asking if I have a framework for XYZ kind of case. Often XYZ is something a little unusual, such as a non-profit case, a human resources organization design case, a manufacturing process improvement, or IT vendor selection case. While my focus is on strategy consulting cases, I still get these questions, [...]

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