consulting offers

Google vs. McKinsey Offers

Question:I am about to choose between two very different offers; a fellow position at McKinsey in the Vienna office and a position as online media associate (including a 2,5 year online media training program) with Google in Poland, which starts at a very basic, operational level in AdWords online advertising. I have consulted many people [...]

McKinsey Offer for Non-Traditional Candidate

This McKinsey F1Y’s story reminds us how important practice and prep work are in securing an offer. Success Story: I wanted to shoot you an email to let you know that I just received an offer for an Associate position with McKinsey. It was the culmination of nearly three months of near-constant preparation, not only [...]

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, press “pause,” create my [...]

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 [...]

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 leading firms. I had three interview rounds each [...]

McKinsey Offer from Top 200 University

The following field report is from a McKinsey new hire from a Top 200 U.S. university. While McKinsey and the other top firms are heavily represented by graduates of Ivy League universities (and their international counterparts), it is not staffed exclusively this way. The story that follows is very instructive for anyone applying from a non-target school. Please [...]

Choosing between Multiple Offers - McKinsey, BCG, Bain, & Deloitte

Question: Thank you for all the work you’ve done in helping fellow future consultants such as myself prepare for the case interview process. As an HBS [Harvard Business School] student I have access to a tremendous amount of case-prep resources and I have to say that the material you provide for free on your website [...]

Tips from Bain New Hire

Question: I’d like to thank you for your invaluable work, both the tutorial and the LOMS program. Before I found your website I only used Case in Point (Marc Cosentino). I have a scientific background, so I’ve been preparing my interviews for about three months, I practiced a lot of cases alone and I got through the LOMS program [...]

Offer after Final Round Rejection

Success Story: I am most certain that you receive hundreds of emails from people world-wide expressing their thanks for your provision of case study materials. My email is of a similar nature. I came across your website after being unsuccessful in my final round interviews with one of the MBB firms, and receiving feedback that I needed [...]

Prep Tips from McKinsey F1Y

This F1Y’s report of the preparation needed to secure a McKinsey offer should be useful to you. Success Story: I hope this finds you well. As cliche as this may now sound to you, I’ve been waiting to write this email to you for a while now! Keeping in line with your synthesis style, here’s [...]

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