case interview preparation

80/20 Rule to Get an Offer

This success story comes from a McKinsey new hire from a non-target school who gives tips on getting an interview, and explains how to use the 80/20 rule in case interview preparation. Success Story: First, thank you for your materials, they helped a lot in the beginning. After more than 300 hours of preparation and about [...]

Networking, Practice, and Extreme Preparation

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

How to Think More Analytically... Automatically

I was reading an email from a member of my case interview preparation community that had recently gotten offers from Bain and Booz Allen Hamilton. He made one particular comment that triggered a thought in my mind on how to think in a more structured and analytical way… automatically. This technique has been sitting underneath my nose [...]

Management Consulting Interview Stress

The following field report is from a recently hire Bain intern who wanted to pass along some advice to others still in the recruiting process. He secured an internship from a non-target school and had an interesting perspective on what it takes to be successful. Field Report: I have been waiting for this moment for [...]

No Substitute for Hard Work

This field report comes from an F1Y who had abandoned the idea of consulting after failure in the case interview process but then decided to pursue it as a career option a second time and succeeded. Success Story: Hope you are well. First let me start by saying thank you for dedicating your time to [...]

How to Get a McKinsey Offer

If you’ve been following this site for any length of time, you know that I receive a lot of success story emails. More recently, I’ve been asking members of my case interview preparation community to not just share the news of their success, but also how they achieved it. The first time I did this was on a whim. Then I [...]

The Right Attitude for Case Interviews

Email: My success is really your success at case preparation. Here’s how I prepared and what worked well for me. Preparation: – LOMS and McKinsey’s Problem Solving Test for the case studies (four weeks). Personally, I found the best case interviews [in LOMS] to be the most helpful. I’d listen for a minute or two, press “pause,” create my [...]

Treat the Interviewer Like a Client

Question: First of all I would like to thank you. Everything you produced about consulting (video tutorials, emails, etc.) has been helpful in leading me towards receiving multiple job offers – eventually accepting an offer from McKinsey Milan, Italy. Your materials have been helpful in many different ways, from the psychologic preparation to the technical [...]

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 “brand names” [...]

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 [...]

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