case interview tips

Tips for Case Interview Mastery

There are lots of little things that separate a candidate who does a good job on a case vs. an excellent job. While it’s not necessary to be perfect on every case, it is necessary to come pretty close most of the time. It is far easier to have a higher success rate and be more consistent if you [...]

Deloitte Consulting Interview Tips

The following is a field report from a F1Y who recently passed the Deloitte Consulting Interview and is passing along some tips. Field Report: Here is the short and sweet version of my story (longer version below): Doctoral student applies for McKinsey APD — rejected Decides to be a “good” PhD and consider academia Two [...]

LEK Consulting Interview

LEK Interview Success Story: I came across your website and content about two weeks ago. By this time I was halfway through my interviewing process and had already been dropped from two out of the four firms that had offered me interviews. I’m very happy to say that with your help from the content online, [...]

Silence at the Start of a Case

Question: I am starting case practices with a group of people this week.  During the case practices, one thing I will suggest is to practice selecting the key elements relevant to the problem instead of going through everything in the framework, which clearly shows the interviewer that the interviewee has only memorized the frameworks to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

McKinsey Internship

McKinsey Internship Offer: I received today an internship offer from McKinsey in Paris after two rounds of interviews. First, I wanted to thank you for the advice you gave in your 6 hour tutorials, and in all the great examples of cases you put on your website: – I only had one week to prepare [...]

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