Case Interview Articles

The following is an example of a real-life case a student received and my advice on how to go about solving the case step by step. Question: I have a question regarding a case I had in an interview with AT Kearney last month.  It started out as a simple profitability problem, which I worked [...]

Case Interview Example – Estimation Question and Answer I was asked the following management consulting estimation question by a McKinsey interviewer many years ago: “Estimate how long it would take to move or relocate an average size mountain 10 miles using an average size truck” Below you will see my answer to this estimation question [...]

Here is apractice tip from a CaseInterview.com student about how to practice cases in everyday life. This is a great tip and one I used myself when I was preparing for the case interview and one, I highly recommend. Below are the details on how this student used this practice tip to receive an offer [...]

To practice problem structuring in a case interview I recommend practicing  the process of setting a hypothesis and devising an issue tree that tests your hypothesis. It is okay if you are slow at the process in the beginning… the key is that you understand the process. For better proficiency and speed, you just need to practice. [...]

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 [...]

Recently I have received several emails from readers asking if you can be “too prepared” for a case interview. My answer is both yes and no. Let me explain. Interviewers do complain that many candidates are “too prepared,” but what they mean by this comment is not what it seems. The “too prepared” designation comes [...]

Recently I received the following email from a reader who was rejected by McKinsey in the second round. What follows is our exchange and my advice on how to prepare for second chance interviews after a rejection. Readers Email: I have a question pertaining to second chance interviews and case interview preparation. I interviewed with McKinsey for [...]

Below is a list of tips and recommended resources to assist in practicing quantitative case interview questions. Standardized Testing Practice Books: Standardized test prep books have example quantitative questions I would suggest looking in GMAT, GRE preparation books – and specifically look for the section that’s most similar to these types of questions. GRE Prep [...]

MBB is an abbreviation that stands for McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Bain & Company. It is an acronym used by candidates applying for jobs at what’s often considered the top 3 firms in the management consulting industry. M– McKinsey is the world leader in consulting prestige. It had $8.8B revenue in 2016 and 26,000 [...]

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