case interview process

Second Tier Consulting Firm Offers, But Not Top Three

Question: I hope you are doing well. I have a quick question for you. I can’t seem to get through my interviews with the Top 3 consulting firms. I have gone through a number of case interviews now, and have successfully gotten a few second tier consulting firm offers, and offers from boutique firms, ATK, Accenture, etc. [...]

When to Close a Case

Question: I am a big fan of your materials (LOMS® and HSMC are both very helpful). Wanted to ask you a quick question about concluding cases. I think the materials do a great job of covering HOW to close a case. However, what I am struggling with is knowing exactly WHEN to conclude. As I begin to wrap [...]

Identifying Key Drivers in a Case Interview

One of the nuanced skills that I’m noticing some people having difficulty with is the ability to identify the “key drivers” behind a particular business trend. Mastering this skill is not only important in a case interview but is arguably far more important after the case interview — when you are doing real client work. This skill [...]

BCG Offer after 10+ Rejections

Following is a success story I received from a new BCG hire who has some insightful tips for those still recruiting as well as my follow-up where I elaborate on the importance of perseverance and hard work in obtaining a consulting offer. Success Story: I am glad that I finally have a reason to write [...]

BCG Practice Case Interview Session

A CaseInterview.com student who received an interview from BCG recently asked me about how a practice case study interview works. This is an interview where you practice with a BCG associate prior to your actual interview. The reader was curious about how you prepare for this practice session and if it is truly a practice [...]

Bain Interview Format

What follows is a recent email I received from a CaseInterview.com student who secured an offer from Bain in Europe. In this email he describes the Bain Interview Format and the preparation, he did that led to the offer. I also add my commentary at the end elaborating on the Bain Interview Format and give [...]

BCG Visiting Associate (VA) vs. Full Time Associate Offer and How to Turn a VA Offer into a Full Time Offer

What follows is 2 stories from CaseInterview.com students about BCG visiting associate offers and tips on how you can turn a visiting associate (VA) offer into a full-time offer. Reader 1 – Visiting Associate Offer vs. Full-Time Offer As I had a full time job already, I applied for the full time Associate position at [...]

Interview Process and Preparation - McKinsey, Bain, BCG

Following is a success story from a student that interviewed with four firms and got offers from both McKinsey and Bain. He reports on the interview process at these firms and shares the preparation method that contributed to his success. Success Story: A couple of weeks ago, I sent you an e-mail to let you [...]

How to Improve Brain Processing Speed (Improving Problem Solving in a Case Interview)

This caseinterview.com student sent me an email recently asking my advice on how they could practice and improve their performance in the problem-solving part of a case interview. Below is the students question to me as well as my response and advice on how to best practice this skill. Reader’s Email First of all, many [...]

More on Networking to Get a Consulting Interview

I am often asked by readers if networking will really help them obtain a consulting interview or if it could affect them negatively. My response is networking, if done properly, is never taken as a negative. I suggest you network with anyone within a management consulting firm regardless of whether they are involved in recruiting or consulting [...]

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