case interviews

Deloitte Interview

Deloitte Interview Question: I found out at the end of last week that I have a final round case interview at Deloitte Consulting, which consists of a 1 hour case. Being an engineering major, and not business, I was wondering if an interviewer takes a candidates background into consideration when deciding on a case? As [...]

How to Handle Multiple Job Offers

Question: I was amazed when you said that you had five or seven job offers at the same point, and you picked Mckinsey. I was wondering how did you handle them? I have my first round for Mckinsey next week. I got a call from a boutique firm yesterday, where I have finalized my interview [...]

McKinsey First Round Interview

Question: What is the McKinsey First Round Interview like? My Response: The purpose of the McKinsey first round is pretty simple. All we’re trying to do as an interviewer is answer two questions: 1) Do you think like a consultant? 2) Are you client safe? Let me start with one little pet peeve of mine. [...]

Demonstrating Business Savvy in Case Interviews

Question: After rewatching your videos and reading the FAQ + additional resources I would like to ask you on some advice for the following. Usually typical consultancy requirements are: analytical skills, communication skills, teamwork, attention to detail,  numerical skills, drive, motivation, ability to synthesize, ability to structure a complex problem into small partial problems, and [...]

Weird Final Round Question

Question: I love the site and the content that you provided. I was hoping if you had the time to decipher my final round interview. Thanks in advance for any help! So I had a final round recently (3-30 minute interviews, 2 cases 1 market sizing). So for one case interview, most of the focus [...]

Boutique Consulting Firm Offer

Hi Victor, Thank you for your generosity on offering case interview videos for free, I recently got an offer from a boutique strategy firm after sitting through 6 rounds of case interviews, and I probably couldn’t have done it without your help. The key insights I got are actually not ways to break down a [...]

How do Management Consulting Teams Work?

Questions: How long does a typical consulting project take? How are tasks divided up between team members? How does the actual team process work? My Reply: A consulting project will typically take 1 – 6 months depending on the complexity of the problems being addressed. A fairly typical engagement team size at McKinsey was 1 [...]

Case Interviews vs. Real Life Consulting

Questions: How different is the actual consulting process from a case interview? (I mean to ask you that, in a case interview candidates are given cases and are expected to provide solutions based on facts and data. But, in a real life business problem how do consultants deal with such problems.) My Reply: The case [...]

How to Convey Leadership Skills

Question: Hi! Thanks for the videos, it’s really opened my eyes to what’s expected of you in case interviews!! Actually, i am totally new to the idea of this kind of consulting, and really, just incredibly excited about the prospect!! There is something about this career that makes me just think – I KNOW i [...]

Is it OK to Pause Before Closing a Case?

Question: Is it OK to ask for 1 minute to gather my thoughts before concluding? My Reply: Yes, absolutely this is okay. Keep in mind that in an interview situation, a 1 minute pause feels like 10 minutes to the interviewee (you in this case)? Just realize to the interviewer, it’s not a big deal. [...]

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