January 2013

Deloitte, Touche & Monitor?

After recently posting an article on Monitor’s bankruptcy and acquisition by Deloitte, I received a number of follow up questions. By far, the most common question I’ve been asked is: How does the consulting industry change with Deloitte’s acquisition of Monitor, and what does it mean for career opportunities at Deloitte+Monitor? As I mentioned in [...]

Tips for Candidate-Led Cases

Question: With only a few days to prepare for the 1st round interview with McKinsey, I listened to your material (LOMS) and was invited to the 2nd round. Now, I’m struggling with the change in the interview format (interviewer-led x candidate-led). I’m having difficulty prioritizing the areas of analysis (in the 1st round I didn’t [...]

Monitor Group Bankruptcy - The Downfall

If you’ve been following the news over the last few weeks, you may have heard that Monitor Group, the highly respected consulting firm, declared bankruptcy and is in the process of being acquired by Deloitte. The question everybody has been asking is, what the heck happened? To many, Monitor was considered the #4 firm behind [...]

Business Case Interview Success

Here is another success story received from someone who used case interview preparation techniques for securing an offer outside of consulting. Success Story: I would like to share my positive experience of a business case interview, thanks to your website! After submitting my Master thesis several months ago, I immediately started to search for a [...]

The Importance of Confidence

This success story shows how much networking and confidence can make a difference in the case interview process. Success Story: I’m a PhD student at [private U.S. university] studying [science major]. I received a job offer from BCG after 5 one-on-one interviews and I’m ecstatic!  I didn’t think I would ever have a chance to [...]

Written Case Interview

Question about a Written Case Interview: I have made the second round interview at a consulting firm. I was expecting to have a case interview face-to-face, however I have been advised in this round the format will be a written case where I need to prepare a powerpoint presentation from a large amount of reports, [...]

Tip from a BCG New Hire

Following is a success story I received from an F1Y who persevered after a McKinsey rejection, reinforcing the importance of preparation in the case interview process. Success Story: Thank you for creating a wonderful source for case interview studies. I want to share my experience with you so that many people in my situation can [...]

LEK Offer

LEK Offer Success Story: First of all I want to say thank you for all the materials you provide (LOMS, eNewsletter, etc.)! I received the offer from LEK yesterday and accepted it. I’m excited to be a F1Y soon. Actually this is not the first time I apply for consulting firms. I graduated with MSc [...]