Consulting

Question: Thank you for creating the Case Interview Secrets videos and Look Over My Shoulder® program. It is the most practical and intuitive resource on the market, in my opinion. My question is related to note-taking during the interview. What I am struggling with is keeping up with the interviewer, and still trying to note down key facts. In [...]

Question: First of all thank you so much. I bought your books on Amazon and devour your newsletters and this has been an essential part of the exciting story I’m about to tell you. I want to give you a very short version to see if I’m so lucky as to get your advice. I [...]

You can perform better in a consulting interview by having an upfront preview of what types of questions might be thrown your way. Below you’ll find nine categories of questions and a few tips on areas worth exploring within each: 1) Profitability Profitability cases directly tackle the amount of money a business is generating. For [...]

Consulting is a very competitive field, with most firms receiving tens of thousands of applicants each year. Regardless of one’s natural intellect and career qualifications, I continue to be amazed by the number of emails I receive from people who put in only one or two days of preparation, got rejected and are surprised by [...]

Below is a field report from a reader of mine who recently started working at BCG after a year at a Big 4 Accounting Firm. Here’s my comparison of consulting in a Big 4 Accounting firm and at BCG (note from Victor while this readers experience is specific to BCG it can apply to McKinsey [...]

The #1 reason new McKinsey consultants get fired is what I call the firm’s “kiss of death.” What offense could be so egregious to warrant being fired? It occurs when it’s been determined that you’re… “Uncoachable.” Huh? The McKinsey culture involves others giving you a lot of feedback on how to improve your performance. It [...]

The U.S. Supreme Court just made a major decision to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry throughout the country. It is pretty big news here in the U.S. Most people I know personally are pretty happy and celebrating. Some are really disappointed. What’s no longer up for dispute is that gay marriages will now [...]

When consulting firms offer you an internship, they are more or less hiring you for a full time job, but with a 90-day trial period. So on Day 1 of your internship, for all practical purposes you essentially start with a full time job offer in hand. The goal of the internship is to not [...]

Most people with 12-week consulting internships hope to impresses their employers during this time to earn a full time job offer. The assumption tends to be that all 12 weeks of the internship count equally towards the decision on whether or not to extend you a full time job offer. At a practical level, this [...]

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