case interview techniques

The Easiest Way to Solve a Case Interview

Question: First of all, let me thank you for the LOMS programme. I believe it has advanced my case cracking skills significantly. May I also thank you for the continuous tips that I receive in the form of an email newsletter. Those are of great help as well, especially the ones about “how not to feel nervous [...]

Bain Case Interview Preparation Tips from an Industry Hire

Below is a success story and case interview preparation tips I received from a new Bain consultant who was recruited as an industry hire. Success Story After celebrating the Bain offer, I am finally debriefing you on my recruiting prep. Your videos and newsletter were just great. Thanks a lot again! I think you are doing [...]

Case Interview Preparation Time

One of the most common questions I am asked is how much time is needed to prepare for case interviews? My response is typically extensive preparation gives you an enormous advantage. The ratio is probably 15:1 or 20:1 in favor of the person who prepares a lot vs. someone who prepares little. Now for some people, [...]

Multiple Final Rounds, But No Offer

Question: I appreciate all of your insight – I’ve subscribed to your updates for about a year, but didn’t start until after B-school. My experiences have been frustrating in the process of trying to gain a foothold in consulting; I’ve had multiple interviews, including two final round on-site sessions, and cannot seem to move past [...]

Consulting Interview

When improving your consulting interview performance, it can help to get back to the fundamentals. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden was famous for telling his players in during their first practice, “Gentleman, this is a basketball.” Clearly, these top-notch college players already knew they were looking at a basketball. The point was that by returning [...]

Argh... Forget the Damn Framework!

Question: I purchased LOMS about ten days ago and have listened to it twice so far. I am trying to go over the seven times mantra, hopefully before the first round. As far as identifying my weak spots, I feel it’s with the “qualitative” cases, something that you mention is a common issue with people [...]