case interview process

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Role Play Interview

Question: I’m a huge fan of your online case prep material and your emails. I am certain they have helped me get to the two final round interviews I’ve got coming up (BCG and McKinsey). I was wondering if I could ask for your advice on one particular thing – the ‘role play’ interview. Below [...]

Having Flexibility in Case Interviews

Note: My current comments are included below in [ Brackets ] so you can see my latest thoughts, given how this entire conversation evolved. Reader’s Email #1: I have been practicing cases for management consulting case interviews for more than a month using your videos and on your Look Over My Shoulder® program. [I received [...]

Getting Case Interviews - Factors and Timing

Question: First of all, I would like to say thanks to you for everything you do. I admire you and surely would love to meet person like you. I have completed my undergraduate degree (BSC hons in Accounting and Finance from the best university in [my country]). I applied to consulting companies in UAE but [...]

Case Interview Guide - Video 1: Case Interview Introduction

Video 1 in this series of 12 videos on how case interviews provides an introduction to the case interview process. While this basic information is available elsewhere, what isn’t as readily available is to learn to see the case interview from the interviewer’s point of view. In transition from being just “okay” at case interviews [...]

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