case interview tips

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tip to Effectively Improve Case Interview Skills

Question: Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you. I recently passed my first round interview at McKinsey, and the feedback from my interviewer was great! He said that I did very well during the case, very well structured and hypothesis. After using your method, I really progressed and started to understand the [...]

Experienced Hire Case Interview

Question: I’m a U.S.-based consultant preparing for an Bain interview for experienced hires next month. Your site and LOMS program has been invaluable, and I was wondering if you could help answer two questions: 1) How would you conduct case interview preparation differently for this interview given that it is for [a Non-US Country] and [...]

Visual Aids in Case Interviews

Question: I was wondering whether, at the beginning of a case interview, it would be appropriate to use rather theoretical graphs in order to visually translate the interviewer’s question, or whether it might seem odd. So, for instance, for a market entry case, I might show the interviewer that the company must position itself on [...]

How to Work Through Case Interview Frameworks

Question: I have a question about working through case interview frameworks. In the Signs example case from the Look Over My Shoulder® recordings, I noticed that the first two candidates did not look at the cost side of the profit tree. When starting with a profit tree, should we examine both branches before moving to [...]

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