case interview prep

Success without an Offer

Following is a field report from a CaseInterview.com reader that found success in improvements and personal advances, even though no offers were extended. Field Report: I recently finished final rounds with McKinsey and while I did not receive an offer, I still wanted to send a note of appreciation to you for everything you’ve provided [...]

CaseInterview.com for Other Industries

Success Story: Even though I wasn’t applying for a consulting job, I read every one of your news letters, and I’m happy to say I will now work at [XXXX], a super-fast growing startup in the use-our-app-get-a-ride space. I never submitted a resume through their website, but rather, followed your advice on networking and was [...]

How to Practice Cases Without a Partner

Question: I’ll have interviews at McKinsey, Bain and hopefully BCG in the next 3-4 months. I’m starting seriously with my preparation now, one hour per day on weekdays and six to eight hours on weekends — I don’t have much time between work and university. How should I practice? Consider I do not have a [...]

Why Is Victor Cheng So Damn Picky?

Question: I would like to do three things: a) Express my appreciation and gratitude for your resources and help, b) Describe the interview format I encountered at McKinsey to help prepare other applicants, c) Ask you about your professional opinion on two competing offers (McKinsey vs. Google). — a) Thanking you Thanks to your frameworks [...]

The Benefits of Case Interview Prep

Email: I just wanted to write you a brief note to thank you for all the useful tools you’ve provided me with in my search for a consulting career. Thanks to you, I’ve recently accepted an offer at A.T. Kearney Europe, and I couldn’t have done it without your help. I would specifically like to [...]

Quick Case Interview Prep Tip

Question: Your site has been a great resource for me. I just have one concern, is there a way I can work on cases without anyone? The problem is that I don’t have anyone to work with me on cases. The people who I have access to are not familiar with the case interview. What [...]

Nervousness vs. Confidence in Case Interviews

Question: Here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year! I have purchased the LOMS program, and I must thank you, for the videos have been immensely useful. I had a query and needed your help on that. I have been practising case interviews for over two months now, however, I always get a little tensed [...]

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 [...]

Case Interview Preparation

Case Interview Preparation Question: So, over the past three years, I have likely had about three case interviews to prepare for. I now have another interview with Monitor, but was only given one week’s notice. Before the last two case interviews I had, I also only had a week or so, was completely new to [...]

Visual Aids in Case Interviews

Question: I was wondering whether, at the beginning of a case interview, it would be appropriate to use rather theoretical graphs in order to visually translate the interviewer’s question, or whether it might seem odd. So, for instance, for a market entry case, I might show the interviewer that the company must position itself on [...]

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