Case Interview Articles

What follows is an exchange of emails with a reader regarding synthesis is case interviews. Reader Email 1 of 3: Hi Victor, thanks to the LOMS program, I was able to learn just enough within a short time to pass my first ever case interview with McKinsey. I got the feedback from HR that overall I did very [...]

Question: I am a new visitor at your blog and I find the feedback you provide in specific questions extremely helpful. One issue that I would like your opinion on is to what extent humor can be a plus in an interview and where you would put the limit. I read in various sources that [...]

Reader Comment: I am writing just to thank you for all the materials and work you have prepared and provided! How I got interested in the first place? Well, I really want to work in consulting, because I love solving problems, and as far as I understand, consultants are smart, intelligent and at the same [...]

What follows is a field report from a reader who just got a McKinsey offer, and my commentary on the perfect hypothesis opening statement. Field Report: I wanted to let you know that I received an offer from McKinsey as a non-MBA candidate. Thank you so much for all of your help throughout the process. There’s no [...]

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 begin to wrap [...]

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 interviews by [...]

Question: First of all, I want to thank you for all the great materials that you have developed and posted on the web. By far the best of these has to be your LOMS program and the emails you circulate. I have recently received feedback from my final round interviews at McKinsey, and have been told that [...]

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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