case interview

Case Interview Success Rates by Round

I was recently asked by a reader what the average applicant success rate is at each round in the case interview process. This is a very good question and unfortunately the answer varies quite a bit. The first step in the application process where cuts are made would be the Consulting Resume and Cover Letter [...]

MECE

What is MECE? MECE or Mutually Exclusive Collectively Exhaustive is a principle used by management consulting firms to describe a way of organizing information. The MECE principle suggests that to understand and fix any large problem, you need to understand your options by sorting them into categories that are: Mutually Exclusive– Items can only fit [...]

Consulting Cover Letter

As a former McKinsey resume screener, I’ve read a lot of consulting cover letters for consulting roles of all types. Most applicants severely under-estimate the importance of the cover letter and end up paying more attention to the consulting resume/CV than they do the cover letter. I would argue the effort allocation should be reversed [...]

Capital One Case Interview

Capital One Case Interview Question: I’ve been a member of your program for a couple weeks now and I have found your tips and advice to be extremely helpful. I also purchased your Look Over My Shoulder® program and I found it offers what no other case interview prep provider is able to offer, which is hands [...]

Good Majors for Consulting

Question: I recently stumbled on your site and wanted to ask you some questions. I was wondering exactly what impact the major I choose as an undergrad will have on my ability to get consulting interviews.  I am a bioengineering major, and have a good GPA (greater than 3.8), as well as several good leadership positions.  [...]

Case Study Interview

Question on the Case Study Interview: I just found your videos recently and felt that your videos are really helpful. I am an undergrad, majoring in Finance. I will be having case interviews with XXXX and XXXXX in December. I actually have some questions to ask you. Sometimes, when I practiced cases, I was amazed [...]

Monitor Group Interview

Question: I purchased the LOMS program and I am getting a lot of benefit specially in term of structuring my thinking! I did the first round with Monitor and I did very well, most probably I will pass. I want to ask you about how to prepare  for the later round, since as you know [...]

The Airplane Test

Question: When I interviewed for banking internships in the past I noticed , whenever you don’t like the guys (you will feel in the first second) you will not pass the interview even though you are very qualified and answered everything correctly. Perhaps this is called the airport test. Please could you give advice how [...]

Group Case Interview

Question: Thanks for all the valuable information you share on your site. Its just about the precise, concise prep I’d ever seen. I have been invited to Round 1 of McKinsey interviews later this month. The interview process has a 60 minute Analytical test (Computer based), followed by 2 case sessions where a McK facilitator [...]

McKinsey - Experienced Hire Recruiting

Question: I am looking for guidance on how the experienced hire recruiting process works, whether there has to be a specific opening in an area related to my experience for me to secure an interview and how I could improve my chances of getting an interview/offer. My Response: Unfortunately, I was never really involved in [...]

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