Getting The Interview

When I left McKinsey to start my own company, a number of my McKinsey friends also left to do the same. My two back-to-back startup attempts failed. A number of my McKinsey friends’ startups succeeded, in some cases wildly so (one of them was StubHub). For the first time in my career (and actually life), [...]

A few days ago, I was in Manhattan taking a seminar on screenplay writing. During my time there, I had one night where I didn’t have any plans or commitments. As an experiment, I invited a few dozen CIBs, 1Y, 2Y to a last-minute, impromptu Q&A session in the lobby of my hotel. (The crowd [...]

Here are a couple of success stories received from readers who used case interview preparation techniques for securing an offer outside of consulting. Success Story: I would like to share my positive experience of a business case interview, thanks to your website! After submitting my Master thesis several months ago, I immediately started to search for [...]

The following is a letter I received from an F1Y who took a calculated path and persisted, despite many setbacks, to reach the ultimate goal of a full-time consulting position. This story highlights specific actions the F1Y took to be successful, and it is an important read for anyone pursuing this same goal. Success Story: [...]

Question on Booz Allen Hamilton Interview:  Hello Victor, I wanted to inform you that I had applied to Booz Allen Hamilton (Energy Practice, Middle East) and underwent two rounds of telephonic interviews with people at Principal level and then received a call for the second round which would be face-to-face. The telephonic interviews included one [...]

Email: You might not remember me, but I must say I owe a big deal to you. Close to a year ago, I was unsuccessful with my applications for internships with consulting firms, getting only one interview and failing that too. That was when I came across your site and sent you an email on [...]

Note: My current comments are included below in [ Brackets ] so you can see my latest thoughts, given how this entire conversation evolved. Reader’s Email #1: I have been practicing cases for management consulting case interviews for more than a month using your videos and on your Look Over My Shoulder® program. [I received this email nearly a month ago, [...]

Email: My success is really your success at case preparation. Here’s how I prepared and what worked well for me. Preparation: – LOMS and McKinsey’s Problem Solving Test for the case studies (four weeks). Personally, I found the best case interviews [in LOMS] to be the most helpful. I’d listen for a minute or two, press “pause,” create my [...]

Question: First of all I would like to thank you. Everything you produced about consulting (video tutorials, emails, etc.) has been helpful in leading me towards receiving multiple job offers – eventually accepting an offer from McKinsey Milan, Italy. Your materials have been helpful in many different ways, from the psychologic preparation to the technical [...]

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