case interviews

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Success Story: I first found your videos last summer and eagerly watched all of them. It was a great way to understand the purpose of the case interview and how to make it into a discussion based on discovery and inquisition. After watching your videos and practicing about 20 cases with friends, I felt well [...]

Offer from Niche Consulting Firm

I am so appreciative of  your videos and your framework.  I am a working professional and attend business school in the evening.  I interviewed with a  small  niche consulting firm and nailed the case.  I just received my offer this week and I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for  your [...]

The Case Interviewer's Mindset

Question: Right now I’m feeling like I don’t quite understand consulting… what do consultants think of themselves? What do clients expect out of consultants?.. For my junior level consultant friends, I know they were just involved in brainstorming, and did all the cold call, data mining and modeling and etc.. My Reply: The very first time [...]

Do "Creatives" Make Good Consultants?

Question: Hi. I have a questions for you. I am currently in the process of interviewing with McKinsey. I am enjoying studying the case questions and am excited about the prospect of potentially working at McKinsey, but was made concerned by a comment that you made in your Harvard lecture videos. You stated that people [...]

Case Interviews

Question: What is the best way to prepare for case interviews for management consulting jobs? My Response: There are a few things that make case interviews different than a traditional job interview. Obviously there is the case itself which is more much problem-solving and interactive than a traditional job interview. The case interview doesn’t just [...]

Victor Cheng Case Interview Guide

Hi my name is Victor Cheng and I recently published a case interview guide consisting of tools, frameworks and videos related to the case interview process at the major consulting firms. If you are looking for jobs in management consulting with firms like McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting Group, you will need to familiarize yourself [...]

Feeling Lost

Question: Today I had 3 cases 1) profits decline cause + strategies in an insurance company 2) factory shutdown or continue in utilities 3) Increase profitability of a private bank I spend like 5 minutes in the beginning of the case to know a bit more about the background such as Internal issues (company, product), [...]

Using Industry Specific Metrics in Cases

Question:  In one of my cases, the interviewer used industry specific metrics like sales per square foot in a retail case. What are some common metrics that I would need to be familiar with? Response I wouldn’t worry about this too much. There are too many industries and too many metrics to spend time familiarizing [...]

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