January 2013

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 [...]

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 [...]