case interview practice

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 [...]

Tips for a Case Interview from a McKinsey New Hire

Email: I had my final round interviews with McKinsey last week, and found out I was successful. I’ll hopefully be starting later on this year as a Business Analyst in the [Western Europe] office. I wanted to drop you an email just to say thanks for all the resources you’ve provided to help people with [...]

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 [...]

Six Consulting Offers from Toronto

Email: This is a little overdue but I wanted to send you a note with a big thank you for all the prep material on the website. I found it several months ago and started prepping immediately and had done 40-50 practice interview cases before recruiting season. The frameworks are an excellent way to guide [...]

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 [...]

Note Taking in a Case Interview

Question: Thank you for creating the Case Interview Secrets videos and Look Over My Shoulder® program. It is the most practical and intuitive resource on the market, in my opinion. My question is related to note taking during the interview. What I am struggling with is keeping up with the interviewer, and still trying to [...]

How to Project Confidence in a Case Interview - Part 2

Email 1 of 2: 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 [...]

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