case interview preparation

How to Develop a Case Interview Practice Routine

Below is a success story I recently received from a CaseInterview.com student about the success they had using a set case interview practice routine. I found the idea of a set practice routine very interesting for several reasons. First, it takes a lot of the thinking out of the administrative aspects of case practice. There’s [...]

Tips for Case Interview Mastery

There are lots of little things that separate a candidate who does a good job on a case vs. an excellent job. While it’s not necessary to be perfect on every case, it is necessary to come pretty close most of the time. It is far easier to have a higher success rate and be more consistent if you [...]

Can You be Too Prepared for a Case Interview?

Recently I have received several emails from readers asking if you can be “too prepared” for a case interview. My answer is both yes and no. Let me explain. Interviewers do complain that many candidates are “too prepared,” but what they mean by this comment is not what it seems. The “too prepared” designation comes [...]

Prep Tips from McKinsey F1Y

This F1Y’s report of the preparation needed to secure a McKinsey offer should be useful to you. Success Story: I hope this finds you well. As cliche as this may now sound to you, I’ve been waiting to write this email to you for a while now! Keeping in line with your synthesis style, here’s [...]

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 [...]

BCG Interview Focus

Question: I want to thank you for the assistance you give thousands of people interviewing for consulting firms. I have an interview with BCG for an associate position in [African city]. However, the first round of interviews are in [U.S. City]. I read that usually case interviews that are given to candidates are based on [...]

Networking, Practice, and Extreme Preparation

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

Unexpected McKinsey Offer

Success Story: Thank you for all that you do. I received an offer to be a Business Analyst at McKinsey a week ago and am absolutely ecstatic. Frankly, someone like me isn’t supposed to have an opportunity like that. My parents are immigrants and came to America with less than $500 to their names in [...]

Written Case Interview

Question about a Written Case Interview: I have made the second round interview at a consulting firm. I was expecting to have a case interview face-to-face, however I have been advised in this round the format will be a written case where I need to prepare a powerpoint presentation from a large amount of reports, [...]

Tip from a BCG New Hire

Following is a success story I received from an F1Y who persevered after a McKinsey rejection, reinforcing the importance of preparation in the case interview process. Success Story: Thank you for creating a wonderful source for case interview studies. I want to share my experience with you so that many people in my situation can [...]

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