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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 [...]

There’s a great article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek that while several years old does a great job at discussing how the global strategy consulting industry got started, why Boston Consulting Group was founded, how Bain was a spinoff of BCG, and how Bain Capital was a spinoff of Bain. Although the article’s title focuses on tracing the business [...]

Imagine you’ve practiced your cases relentlessly. You get to your McKinsey case interview. You’re nervous. You hope you do well. You hear the case. And then… You solve it perfectly… … and still get rejected. It used to be that all you had to do was pass the case to get an offer. Every few [...]

Following is a success story from a student that interviewed with four firms and got offers from both McKinsey and Bain. He reports on the interview process at these firms and shares the preparation method that contributed to his success. Success Story: A couple of weeks ago, I sent you an e-mail to let you [...]

A reader sent me an email asking if there was a pattern or trend to what kind of case problems are given by each firm? So, does BCG give M&A questions while McKinsey gives business cases? My answer is the cases you get are all over the place and there’s no pattern that I’ve ever [...]

What you will learn: Learn what skills you need to display in a case interview in order to impress your interviewer. The skills that they are looking for can differ between interview formats,types, and rounds. Topics Covered: Interviewer’s Mindset How to Prep for Candidate-Led and Interviewer-Led Interviews First Impressions and the Personal Experience Interview (PEI) [...]

You can perform better in a consulting interview by having an upfront preview of what types of questions might be thrown your way. Below you’ll find nine categories of questions and a few tips on areas worth exploring within each: 1) Profitability Profitability cases directly tackle the amount of money a business is generating. For [...]

What you will learn: Learn how to market yourself through your resume and cover letter so that you will get the interview. Also, find tips and strategies that you can use to network with people in the firm or position that you are applying for. Topics Covered: How to Write a Resume That Will Get [...]

When trying to accomplish any major goal in life, rejection and obstacles are inevitable. The key is to learn from your mistakes and persist through it until you succeed. This is easier said than done. This “must see” video is a story about a person who truly inspires me. His name is Kyle Maynard and [...]

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