case interview practice

Facing Rejection from Consulting Firms

Facing rejection from consulting firms is an emotional topic especially with the time and effort candidates put in preparing for the case interview. I recently received this question from a reader about being rejected from all of the consulting jobs they applied for, here is the question and my response to dealing with not getting [...]

McKinsey Offer for Non-Traditional Candidate

This McKinsey F1Y’s story reminds us how important practice and prep work is in securing an offer. Success Story: I wanted to shoot you an email to let you know that I just received an offer for an Associate position with McKinsey. It was the culmination of nearly three months of near-constant preparation, not only [...]

Interview Advice from McKinsey New Hire

Success Story: I am a fresh grad who got an offer from McKinsey, and I can assure everyone that CaseInterview.com is what drove me into Big3. I will try to provide my piece of advice for other candidates and to summarize most valuable insights from CaseInterview.com materials, and I would like to express my personal [...]

McKinsey Offer - Experienced Hire

Success Story: I have had this vision for many months… writing to you about my success story just after my donation to kidpower.org. I received an offer from McKinsey / European office. I would like to thank you for the great work you are doing – it does make a difference and changes lives! Would [...]

Case Practice for Experienced Hires?

Question: You have a great site but looks like caters to only fresh grads/MBAs! I wish I practiced cases well. McK interviewed me twice and I screwed it up both the times. I am a [U.S. University] grad (MBA), working for [tech firm] business consulting for 4 years. Now thinking of applying to other consulting [...]

Tips from Experienced Hire F1Y

Success Story: Thanks for all the help from the websites and your daily blog. As an experienced professional, the process is just the same. But for me, I had a full day of interviews and the PST (first and final rounds combined). I got the verbal job offer that evening. So just a few items [...]

Networking, Practice, and Extreme Preparation

The following is a letter I received from a 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 is an important read for anyone pursuing this same goal. Success Story: [...]

Interview Process - McKinsey, Bain, BCG

Following is a field report from a reader that interviewed with four firms and got offers from both McKinsey and Bain. He reports on the interview process at these firms and shares the preparation method that contributed to his success. Success Story: A couple of weeks ago, I send you an e-mail to let you [...]

Preparation Tips from a McKinsey New Hire

What follows are helpful tips on case interview preparation that I received from an F1Y. Success Story: Hope you are doing well. A couple of weeks back I got an offer from McKinsey’s [U.S. city] office. I am a PhD student in biomedical sciences and my university can be considered to be one of the [...]

Elite Performance - What It Really Takes

Recently I took my daughters into Seattle to watch the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team perform. They were in town as part of a 150-city post-Olympic tour across the U.S. It is the first time I’ve seen gymnastics at the world elite level in person. Even though the routines were nowhere near as difficult as [...]

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