2012

McKinsey Dream Offer

Success Story: I just wanted to take the time to thank you for all the effort and good work you have put into setting up your Case interview format. It was truly inspiring and got me thinking of how to strategically open cases and present myself. I watched all your videos and read your book [...]

Another BCG Success Story

Success Story: I am writing to you in response to our last conversation when I told you I was being interviewed by McKinsey and BCG. I am glad to tell you I was made an offer by BCG. It was a tremendous experience. The interviews lasted for 40 minutes each (5 of them) and each [...]

Federal or Commercial Consulting?

Question: First off, I would like to thank you for all of your incredible resources that you offer on your site both for free and purchase. I attribute a large portion of my success to all of the knowledge that I have been fortunate enough to pick up from you – whether it was your [...]

Federal vs. Commercial Consulting Sectors

Question: First off I want to thank you for the information available on your site. It has been extremely helpful in my attempt to learn more about the consulting industry. I have a phone interview coming up with [top consulting firm] for the Federal Management Consulting Development Program. I was wondering what your take was [...]

Math Never Lies, But it Often Misleads

I’m often fond of saying that: Math Never Lies, But It Does Often Mislead Let me give you an example to illustrate this point. Let’s say you use math to analyze a client and discover they generate $100 million in profit. Is this good or bad? It’s a simple question. From a math perspective, all [...]

Never Listen to Critics

In life, there are two kinds of critics. There are those who sincerely want to see you improve, and there are those that just want to put you down (often to make themselves feel superior to you). Take note of constructive suggestions from the former, but learn to ignore comments from the latter. This truly [...]

Non-Target School Applicant for Management Consulting Job

I get a lot of emails from CIBs coming out of non-target schools that ask how they can secure an interview without having a top University on their resumes. I’ve assembled a list of articles I’ve posted regarding this topic, with very useful suggestions from other candidates and my thoughts, to help you succeed if [...]

Case Interview Prep Methods

Question: I just wanted to inform you that I followed your approach to networking with consultants at the top consultancy firms (MBB). I had many meetings and spoke to several Partners at the firms in person after using social media to get in contact with them. At one meeting (just three weeks ago), my informational [...]

Timing of the Interview Process

Question: First of all, thank you for your LOMS program! It was so helpful and really helped me to learn structuring and the language I should use during case interviews. I am currently an experienced hire with no previous experience in consulting and am looking to make a move into consulting. I have been networking [...]

McKinsey Delivery Centre India

Question: – Got interview call from Mckinsey for their new service line called Mckinsey Delivery Centre. This appears to be an India specific role as per the appended JD and not typical consultant profile, though it is a client facing role and is part of Mckinsey & Company. Help needed: If you can provide more [...]

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