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 [...]

Monitor Deloitte Consulting Interview Tips

The following is a success story from a CaseInterview.com student who recently received an offer from Monitor Deloitte and his tips for consulting interview success. Success Story: Here is the short and sweet version of my story (longer version below): Doctoral student applies for McKinsey APD— rejected Decides to be a “good” PhD and consider academia Two [...]

BCG Interview Focus

Recently I received a question from a CaseInterview.com student who was interviewing with BCG in Africa for an associate position. His question was should he focus his case interview preparation on studying for specific types of cases based on the location of the firm he was interviewing with (i.e. since he was interviewing in Africa [...]

Tip from a BCG New Hire

Following is a success story I received from a BCG new hire who persevered after a McKinsey rejection, reinforcing the importance of preparation and perseverance 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 [...]

Tips for Practicing without Live Practice

What follows is case interview preparation tips from a CaseInterview.com student that received 2 MBB offers without live practice and a follow-up from me where I offer more advice on the proper mind-set for case interview preparation. Success Story and Tips: I would like to talk about one very specific aspect from my recruiting experience [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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