consulting case interview

Consulting Cover Letter

As a former McKinsey resume screener, I’ve read a lot of consulting cover letters for consulting roles of all types. Most applicants severely under-estimate the importance of the cover letter and end up paying more attention to the consulting resume/CV than they do the cover letter. I would argue the effort allocation should be reversed [...]

Consulting Interview

When improving your consulting interview performance, it can help to get back to the fundamentals. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden was famous for telling his players in during their first practice, “Gentleman, this is a basketball.” Clearly, these top-notch college players already knew they were looking at a basketball. The point was that by returning [...]

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 [...]

McKinsey Interview Dress Code

Question: When interviewing with companies like McKinsey, how formal should we be with dress? Is there a limit on how formal i.e if a pocket square, etc. is appropriate? Or standard suit, tie and briefcase?   My Reply: When it comes to dress code in consulting, it is important to keep in mind that how [...]

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 tensed [...]

Case Interviews in a Non-English Language

Question: I would like to thank you for creating the LOMS program and for all those very helpful emails! I have started going through the LOMS program tomorrow – in order to prepare for my interviews with two major European consultancies in about six weeks’ time. I will be interviewing in German – so will [...]

Consulting Cover Letter - Advanced Tips

Question: First of all, happy new year! I’ve been spending most of this winter break working on consulting applications, and your blog and website have been most helpful. I came by an entry you did on consulting cover letters which was enlightening, and I was wondering if you have an opinion on presenting an “angle” [...]

More on Networking to Get a Consulting Interview

Question: Thanks for the wonderful materials on your site. They are undoubtedly the most useful case interview preparation resource I have come across. I will be purchasing your LOMS program shortly too. I wanted your guidance regarding networking. I am a final year undergrad student and have a strategy consultancy called the [Top 15 Firm] [...]

Networking Tips for Securing an Interview

Question: I am currently a sophomore at a top-tier Canadian business school, and I’m deeply interested in pursuing a career in management consulting. Summer internships at the Big 3 won’t be starting until the summer after next, so I am really trying my best to get a head start on case interviews and prep as [...]

Note Taking in a Case Interview

Question: Thank you for creating the Case Interview Secrets videos and Look Over My Shoulder® program. It is the most practical and intuitive resource on the market, in my opinion. My question is related to note taking during the interview. What I am struggling with is keeping up with the interviewer, and still trying to [...]

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