Case Interview Articles

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 [...]

Using Creativity in a Case Interview

Question: Thanks to the material proposed on your website as well as to a lot of practice sessions with my friends (I don’t have a business background), I managed to successfully pass my first round interview with BCG. One of the feedback elements concerned the lack of creativity in my approach. Could you please comment [...]

Reapplying to McKinsey After Two Years

Question: What is the policy for reapplying to McKinsey after two years? Would a candidate be at a disadvantage if they previously applied, and didn’t make it past the Problem Solving Test? Would that reflect badly on my new application? I applied two and a half years ago, and received an invitation for the PST. [...]

Nervousness vs. Confidence in Case Interviews

Question: Here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year! I have purchased the LOMS program, and I must thank you, for the videos have been immensely useful. I had a query and needed your help on that. I have been practising case interviews for over two months now, however, I always get a little tensed [...]

Case Interviews in a Non-English Language

Question: I would like to thank you for creating the LOMS program and for all those very helpful emails! I have started going through the LOMS program tomorrow – in order to prepare for my interviews with two major European consultancies in about six weeks’ time. I will be interviewing in German – so will [...]

Finance Knowledge Required for Consulting Case Interviews

Question: Your website and your Look Over My Shoulder® programs are fantastic resources.  I have recommended them to many friends. My question for you is to what extent does a non-MBA candidate need to learn finance? I have been helping a friend of mine who has a PhD in a science discipline prepare for consulting [...]

Timing of Case Interview Prep

Question: I’m new to the case interview process. I’ve just completed my first quarter of a fully-employed MBA program at [Top 50 U.S. University]. I’m working as a civil engineer, but I’m interested in switching to management consulting. I found your site and it’s been the most helpful. I faithfully read every email newsletter you [...]

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