Consulting

Question: I was looking at your FAQs and read in one of your responses that EMBAs “don’t count.” Can you elaborate on that? Does that automatically DQ me if I am trying to get a job at a top tier firm? And to deep dive a bit…what’s up with this stereotype that EMBA degrees don’t [...]

Question: What is the best way to prepare for case interviews for management consulting jobs? My Response: There are a few things that make case interviews different than a traditional job interview. Obviously there is the case itself which is more much problem-solving and interactive than a traditional job interview. The case interview doesn’t just [...]

Question: First I would like to express my sincere thanks to the product you’ve produced and the training material you’ve provided – I have found it most beneficial. Second – I’ve read through all of your posts and FAQs, but was unable to find any relevant material on personnel with military background, and if their [...]

Question: Can you please give me a brief advice? I have done BA from India and MBA from XXXXXXXX University (a school I’m not familiar with), GPA:3.0; GMAT:640. I have worked for 5 years in real estate. I want to get into consulting (as I really love management consulting)- but I am not able to [...]

The ideal management consulting applicant would be Star Trek’s character “Spock”–but with people skills. The ideal consultant needs to by hyper analytical and logical. This is not to say that being an intutitive business decision maker is a bad thing (think Apple’s Steve Jobs, or Richard Branson) in life or in business. But, it is [...]

Question: I understand that McKinsey has an “offer rate” (% of applicants that are offered positions) of somewhat under 1%. In addition, I understand that the application process has three hurdles: getting the first interview, getting the second, and getting an offer. Can you give us a feel for the average applicant success rate at [...]

You would think for someone who is really fond of consulting that I would encourage everyone to pursue it. But, I actually think consulting is the wrong career profession for many people — even if they’re able to pass all the interviews. Consulting work is done in a very particular way that’s just not compatible [...]

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