Case Interview Articles

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 [...]

Question: Hi! Thanks for the videos. It’s really opened my eyes to what’s expected of you in case interviews!! Actually, I am totally new to the idea of this kind of consulting, and really, just incredibly excited about the prospect!! There is something about this career that makes me just think – I KNOW I can [...]

Question: After rewatching your videos and reading the FAQ + additional resources I would like to ask you on some advice for the following. Usually, typical consultancy requirements are: analytical skills, communication skills, teamwork, attention to detail, numerical skills, drive, motivation, ability to synthesize, ability to structure a complex problem into small partial problems, and [...]

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I recently was sent this question from a CaseInterview.com student looking for advice on how to prepare for a Bain Written Case Interview. What follows is the student’s original question and my advice on how to prepare. Question: I’ve purchased LOMS and have just completed my first attempt at all the cases. Your best practice examples are [...]

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 [...]

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