Getting The Interview

Case Interview Guide – How Do I Get a Case Interview? What you will learn: Learn how to market yourself through your resume and cover letter so that you will get the interview. Also, find tips and strategies that you can use to network with people in the firm or position that you are applying [...]

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 [...]

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