case interview process

Interview Process - McKinsey, Bain, BCG

Following is a field report from a reader 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 send you an e-mail to let you [...]

Advanced Synthesis Technique

Question: First things first, thank you for your material!  Today I feel much more confidence in solving cases than 2 months ago. No doubt this happened 90% because of your resources. I have a concern about the synthesis. I understand your approach when it comes to synthesising the whole case. Very neat. It’s great! But, [...]

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 [...]

BCG Interview Success

Here’s a field report from a F1Y that successfully passed the bcg interview. Field Report: This is a very special moment for me as I have dreamt about sending this e-mail since the day I discovered your website over a year ago. I really wanted to have a success story of my own to share [...]

McKinsey PST Cut-Off Score

Question: Thank you for your emails and all the wonderful tips you have archived on your website. It has been a tremendous help. I recently was invited to interview at McKinsey and [sub-company of Bain] in the [Mediterranean city] offices. Unfortunately, I did not make it past either PST. The recruiter at McKinsey said I [...]

Entering Consulting as a Seasoned Executive

Question: I stumbled upon your site via a local headhunter’s interview brief – fascinating trove of information in a world that I’ve touched but not lived in – a.k.a. management consulting.  On the other hand, I’ve been a general manager/head of operations for some highly specialized technology companies.   So this smallish consulting firm is [...]

Final Round Conflicts

Question: Thank you for the fabulous resource you’ve put together.  Your site was recommended to me by a first-year at BCG and it’s been great prep.  This question is probably on a lot of minds right now and I was hoping to get your perspective. I have received invitations for two final round consulting interviews [...]

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. Field Report: I am glad that I finally got a reason to write to you! I have recently received an offer for a Consultant position at BCG in one of the Eastern European offices, [...]

Bain Interview Format

Reader Note: I don’t have proper words to thank you for all your letters, materials (Case Interview Secrets and LOMS) and overall spirit of a great guy helping others hit their #1 career target. I got an offer from Bain Europe, and my story is very similar to some others I read during last month [...]

Changing Frameworks or Issue Trees Mid-Case Interview

Question: Greetings from Croatia, I am very happy to say that by following advices and materials from your site, I have been able to secure a McKinsey interview with the Zagreb Office. I’ve been preparing for this for the last four months now, and your site has been the central point of resources and information [...]

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