case interview process

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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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