case interview preparation

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 the 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 [...]

Rejection from Top 3 Consulting Firms

Question: Thank you for your regular emails, they are extremely helpful and I only wish I knew about your site earlier. I learned about it only one month before my interviews, where I should have been heeding your advice one year before. I am not doing an MBA program, but I attend the top masters [...]

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 [...]

Case Interview During a Meal

Question: Hi Victor, I’ve been reading your emails and following the LOMS program for the last two months. I had a quick question if you have time. I have an interview with a partner at IBM Consulting in a few days. It is a lunch interview in a fit/case format. If I get a verbal [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. 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 [...]

How I Got BCG & Bain Offers without Live Practice

Email: I would like to talk about one very specific aspect from my recruiting experience that has led to securing offers from BCG and Bain. My background is engineering and I was applying to a Western Europe Office The specific aspect that I would like to talk about was my lack of practice partners. Basically [...]

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