case interview practice

BCG 1st Round Rejection - Now What?

Question: Today I got a feedback call from BCG. Three weeks ago I had a selection process for a business course (recruitment event) at BCG, which was comparable with a first round. I had two case interviews and an online case test. This was the first time I did a case interview and I received [...]

Improving Case Interview Skills After a Rejection

Question: Unfortunately, yesterday I received the feedback after my first round interview at Bain [Europe]. The approach and the solution to the cases was correct, but I didn’t pass for the following reasons: 1) incisiveness not so high (i.e. lack of “verve”) 2) few analytical mistakes As an engineer with an MBA, I could say [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Becoming More Efficient and Quantitative in Case Interviews

Question: The closest I have gotten to an offer was the final round case interview with Bain. But I got dinged, the feedback was: My pace was too slow, and I am not quantitative enough. My last shot at the consulting industry is with BCG.  I have about a month to prepare for it, and [...]

How to Project Confidence in a Case Interview - Part 2

Email 1 of 2: https://www.caseinterview.com/case-interview-confidence Email 2 of 2: Hi Victor! I passed the first round interview! Thank you so much! The feedback from the interviewers was that I had a good structure and I was asking the right questions (asking for the correct data to test the hypothesis). I would not have been able [...]

How to Project Confidence in a Case Interview

Email 1 of 2: My first round interview will be in a few days and the final round, if I get through, will be on the same day. I can’t thank you more for all the wonderful materials. Your approach is much more practical than any other sources. Through quite intensive study of your materials [...]

Candidate-Led Case Interview

The candidate-led case interview is one where the interview presents you with an open question like “Your client is considering a merger with its next largest competitor. What should the client do?” With the exception of McKinsey which has moved to an interviewer-led interview, most other firms use some variation of the candidate-led case. It [...]

Second Round Case Interview Prep

Question: In a second round case interview next week, I’ll be giving a presentation of a case to a panel.  Does this type of interview fit into the candidate-driven type, or is it the pre-structured type? Do you have any experience with or suggestions for second round case interview prep?  Thanks. My Reply: This is [...]

McKinsey Interview

McKinsey Interview Success Story: Hi Victor! I have a few words on success through case interview study. I was just offered positions at both BCG and McKinsey!! The firms are now in the process of “wining and dining” me, and for a kid who has never seen any significant amount of money, it’s really exciting. [...]

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