case interview process

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 send 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 [...]

Networking Tips for Securing an Interview

A question I get quite often is how do you network your way into a consulting firm interview when you don’t know anyone who works in a consulting firm? When I first started networking, I did not know anyone who worked in consulting either. In fact, it is not necessary to know someone who works in a [...]

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 [...]

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