Case Interview Articles

Question: I am a big fan of your materials (LOMS and HSMC are both very helpful). Wanted to ask you a quick question about concluding cases. I think the materials do a great job of covering HOW to close a case. However, what I am struggling with is knowing exactly WHEN to conclude. As I [...]

Consulting interview questions (also called “case interview” questions) differ dramatically from traditional interview questions. In a traditional or behavioral interview, the interviewer will ask questions that tend to begin with “tell me about a time.” For example: “Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a teammate and what you did to resolve [...]

The following video is a funny example of how NOT to do math in a case interview. The math question is: “If you’re traveling 80 miles per hour, how long does it take you to travel 80 miles?” See one person’s answer (who by the way should NOT work in consulting). Note: This video has [...]

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: Quick question: when is the best time to do the synthesis + hypothesis combination in interviewer-led interviews? I know that you would normally do it after closing each branch/moving to the next framework in candidate-led cases, but what about the interviewer-led cases? Do you do it before each new question is asked? After? At [...]

Question: Firstly, I would like to sincerely thank you for the all the great material you’ve published to help with case study interviews. I have recently purchased the LOMS programme and I would personally recommend it to people who are serious about entering consulting. However I just have a few questions. I understand that the [...]

Question: I have just subscribed to your website and I find your videos and notes very helpful. I have my first round interview with McKinsey this week (I was notified less than a week before) and I have already taken the PST and looked at other companies’ tests as well. In the email I received, [...]

Question: I purchased LOMS about ten days ago and have listened to it twice so far. I am trying to go over the seven times mantra, hopefully before the first round. As far as identifying my weak spots, I feel it’s with the “qualitative” cases, something that you mention is a common issue with people [...]

Question on Using an Issue Tree: First, I would like to thank you very much for your LOMS program. I found it very helpful. Your emails are also very useful for me to learn many new things from other people’s experiences. My questions is about how to structure a case after a case question is [...]

Question: I work in the Venture Capital Industry and am considering a switch to strategy consultancy. Normally people switch the other way around but I think that it would be good to acquire more analytical, team and strategy skills, as I started in the VC field straight from campus. While orienting myself in the strategy [...]

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