Case Interview Articles

BCG Offer after 10+ Rejections

Following is a success story I received from a new BCG hire who has some insightful tips for those still recruiting. Field Report: I am glad that I finally got a reason to write to you! I have recently received an offer for a Consultant position at BCG in one of the Eastern European offices, [...]

Business Acumen in Case Interviews

Question: First of all, I want to thank you for all the great materials that you have developed and posted on the web. By far the best of these has to be your LOMS program and the emails you circulate. I have recently received feedback from my final round interviews at McKinsey, and have been [...]

Changing Frameworks or Issue Trees Mid-Case Interview

Question: Greetings from Croatia, I am very happy to say that by following advices and materials from your site, I have been able to secure a McKinsey interview with the Zagreb Office. I’ve been preparing for this for the last four months now, and your site has been the central point of resources and information [...]

Case Interview Preparation Time

In reviewing the thousands of emails I’ve received in the last few months, one of the extremely common questions I am asked is how much time is needed to prepare for case interviews. Today, instead of just writing my typical commentary, I am going to do something a little different. But before I do, a [...]

From Case Interview Mistakes to Bain Offer

Question: I wanted to thank you for your excellent resources. I interviewed with a number of top firms, and despite feeling well prepared, I wasn’t invited to the next round. After much soul searching I discovered your website and watched your videos and downloaded LOMS. I think that these resources played a large part in [...]

How to Develop Insight in a Case Interview

Question: My question is on how to develop insight in a case interview. I’ve heard some consultants say that they want interviewees to have insight. I am not sure what they mean by insight. Do they mean background knowledge of the industry? and if you have any recommendations on how to develop the ‘insight,’ it [...]

Bain Written Case Interview Format and Prep

Success Story: Thanks so much for your advice and for the LOMS. I got an offer from Bain [Western Europe] today, so am really happy and want to thank you for all your hard work. The written case study was a pack of info (financial reports, competitor data, customer information, press cuttings, management’s statement) which [...]

Improving Case Interview Presentation Skills

Email: Greetings from Western Europe. Thank you very much for all the material.  I have found it extremely useful and much more insightful than the books recommended by MBB in Sweden. I am writing to share a method I have been using for case interview preparation. My context for learning is that it has been [...]

Having Flexibility in Case Interviews

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 [...]

The Easiest Way to Solve a Case Interview

Question: First of all, let me thank you for the LOMS programme. I believe it has advanced my case cracking skills significantly. May I also thank you for continuous tips that I receive in the form of an email newsletter. Those are of great help as well, especially the ones about “how not to feel [...]

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