case interview preparation

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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