Case Interview Guide

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 [...]

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 [...]

There are lots of little things that separate a candidate who does a good job on a case vs. an excellent job. While it’s not necessary to be perfect on every case, it is necessary to come pretty close most of the time. It is far easier to have a higher success rate and be more consistent if you [...]

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 [...]

When I am contacted by candidates who have made it through the case interview process with a successful offer, often I get emails like the one below with tips for those still interviewing. Field Report: It’s been about 8 months that I was dreaming to write this e-mail to you. Tomorrow I’m joining McKinsey in [...]

Question: I have been following your email newsletters and have read them all carefully since I joined your club.  I thank you again for all your effort in making the videos and in having lots of good information available to us. After going through your training videos and framework guide, I recently started practicing case [...]

Question: I have a case interview with a Top 3 firm in two days’ time. Thank you for the excellent materials that you’ve put up on this site. I am using your case interview preparation videos and the LOMS program exclusively to prepare for my interview. Your materials have really given me a lot of [...]

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