consulting case interview

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 [...]

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 [...]

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” [...]

How to Project Confidence in a Case Interview - Part 2

Email 1 of 2: https://www.caseinterview.com/case-interview-confidence Email 2 of 2: Hi Victor! I passed the first round interview! Thank you so much! The feedback from the interviewers was that I had a good structure and I was asking the right questions (asking for the correct data to test the hypothesis). I would not have been able [...]

How to Project Confidence in a Case Interview

Email 1 of 2: My first round interview will be in a few days and the final round, if I get through, will be on the same day. I can’t thank you more for all the wonderful materials. Your approach is much more practical than any other sources. Through quite intensive study of your materials [...]

Intuition and Structured Problem Solving in Case Interviews

Question: I appreciate your response and just had a quick opinion question. I spoke to a friend of mine, ex-Mckinsey consultant and interviewer. He said, when I asked him about casework and interviews, that there is a key that many people who employ solely the framework miss out on. It seems a bit different from [...]

Salary Expectations for a Consulting Job

Question: I am fan of your mails these days since I registered.  I would like to inform you that I received an email from a consulting firm showing interest in my application. I am now asked for my salary expectations. I have been surveying online but would like to seek your opinion regarding this. Based [...]

How to Get a McKinsey Interview

Question on McKinsey Interview: I’ve been watching your videos/following your somewhat daily email postings on the McKinsey interview for a while now. I have a question regarding summer recruiting. I attend the University of Southern California. According to the McKinsey website and talking to my friends, McKinsey does not go through formal recruiting at my [...]

More on Case Interview Mistakes

Question: Here’s a question that may be on a lot of people’s minds but which I haven’t seen addressed on your site or in the daily e-mails: If you recognize a flaw or a gap in your approach or framework just after the case interview is over, is there any value in addressing this in [...]

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