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McKinsey Case Interview Preparation Resources

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How to Develop Insight in a Case Interview

Being insightful in a case interview is an important skill, especially as you get in more competitive environments (like a final round interview). Being insightful is analyzing the data and noticing an important relationship that would be significant to the client/CEO. To over generalize, there are three kinds of insights: 1) Positive 2) Avoid a Negative [...]

Why Case Interview Preparation is so Important

Consulting is a very competitive field, with most firms receiving tens of thousands of applicants each year. Regardless of one’s natural intellect and career qualifications, I continue to be amazed by the number of emails I receive from people who put in only one or two days of preparation, got rejected and are surprised by [...]

Case Interview Preparation Time

One of the most common questions I am asked is how much time is needed to prepare for case interviews? My response is typically extensive preparation gives you an enormous advantage. The ratio is probably 15:1 or 20:1 in favor of the person who prepares a lot vs. someone who prepares little. Now for some people, [...]

How to Practice Cases Without a Partner

A question I receive quite often is How to Practice Case Interviews Alone? I will be honest it is hard to practice case interviews on your own but not impossible. Most of my case interview prep was done by myself. I would typically get a copy of the latest Business Week which would report all the major [...]

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 [...]

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