case interview tips

More on Confidence in Case Interviews

Email: I am a regular reader of your emails discussing ways in which to succeed at case interviews and can without doubt say that they assisted me in getting an offer for an associate position with McKinsey in Johannesburg. I stumbled upon your website quite far into the application process (about two weeks prior to my final [...]

The Right Attitude for Case Interviews

Email: My success is really your success at case preparation. Here’s how I prepared and what worked well for me. Preparation: – LOMS and McKinsey’s Problem Solving Test for the case studies (four weeks). Personally, I found the best case interviews [in LOMS] to be the most helpful. I’d listen for a minute or two, press “pause,” create my [...]

Treat the Interviewer Like a Client

Question: First of all I would like to thank you. Everything you produced about consulting (video tutorials, emails, etc.) has been helpful in leading me towards receiving multiple job offers – eventually accepting an offer from McKinsey Milan, Italy. Your materials have been helpful in many different ways, from the psychologic preparation to the technical [...]

The Six-Minute Hypothesis Rule

Email: I am an MBA student at a leading Indian B-school and successfully secured offers following my AT Kearney interview and BCG interview for their [City in India] office last week. Thanks a ton for all the help in case interview preparation through LOMS and the regular posts sharing others’ interview experiences with all the leading firms. I had three interview rounds each [...]

Tips for a Case Interview from a McKinsey New Hire

Email: I had my final round interviews with McKinsey last week, and found out I was successful. I’ll hopefully be starting later on this year as a Business Analyst in the [Western Europe] office. I wanted to drop you an email just to say thanks for all the resources you’ve provided to help people with [...]

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. This skill [...]

Nervousness vs. Confidence in Case Interviews

Question: Here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year! I have purchased the LOMS program, and I must thank you, for the videos have been immensely useful. I had a query and needed your help on that. I have been practising case interviews for over two months now, however, I always get a little tense when I am doing [...]

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 [...]

Improving Case Interview Presentation Skills

Email: Greetings from Western Europe. Thank you very much for all the material.  I have found it extremely useful and much more insightful than the books recommended by MBB in Sweden. I am writing to share a method I have been using for case interview preparation. My context for learning is that it has been entirely independent, as [...]

Humor in Case Interviews

Question: I am a new visitor at your blog and I find the feedback you provide in specific questions extremely helpful. One issue that I would like your opinion on is to what extent humor can be a plus in an interview and where you would put the limit. I read in various sources that [...]

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