case interview questions

McKinsey Problem Solving Test – Example Question and Answer

One of the skills that’s being tested during a case interview is something I call data sufficiency. Basically, you have a bunch of data and the question is do you have ENOUGH data to make a particular conclusion. This is certainly something that is tested during a live, in-person, face-to-face case interview. It is also [...]

PARADE Method

The PARADE Method ™ is an approach to answering resume-oriented job interview questions. It is an approach I developed that is tailored for answering these questions in job interviews for management consulting, as well as interviews for senior executive positions in industry. It can be used by candidates to prepare concise and powerful answers to [...]

Example Boston Consulting Group Interview Question

I recently received an email from a reader about being rejected by Boston Consulting Group and how he could have better answered the case interview question he was given to help him practice for his next interview with Bain. The case interview question he was given was this: A trucking company in China had GM [...]

Case in Point

Question: Victor, first, thank you so much for the resources you’ve provided.  I have watched your lectures twice and memorized your frameworks, and I feel like they are very helpful. My question pertains to differences between what I’ve seen from your approach and that put forth in Case in Point.  Specifically, when reading through the [...]

Consulting Interview Questions

Consulting interview questions (also called “case interview” questions) differ dramatically from traditional interview questions. In a traditional or behavioral interview, the interviewer will ask questions that tend to begin with “tell me about a time.” For example: “Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a teammate and what you did to resolve [...]

BCG Interview Questions and Answers

Question: First of all I would like to express my gratitude and biggest thanks to all that you [do for] potential candidates. Thanks to your video as well as LOMS trainings, I was able to qualify into final rounds with BCG. Yesterday I had a big day with finals. Surprisingly, the last 2 interviews with [...]

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 [...]

Starting a Case with the Right Questions

Question: I have been following your email newsletters and have read them all carefully since I joined your club.  I thank you again for all your effort in making the videos and in having lots of good information available to us. After going through your training videos and framework guide, I recently started practicing case [...]

BCG Interview

I received an email the other day from a F1Y (future first year) who recently got an offer following his BCG interview. I asked him to describe the interview format he experienced and make some suggestions for others who will soon be going through the BCG interview process. While that interview process within a firm [...]

Market Sizing Questions

Question: How To Do a Market Sizing at the Appropriate Level of Detail Hi Victor, I was wondering if you had any tips on how to get a read on the interviewer during market sizing specific questions. Since market sizing questions are ambiguous, it is up to the interviewee to establish constraints in the form [...]

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