management consulting interview

Facing Rejection from Consulting Firms

Facing rejection from consulting firms is an emotional topic especially with the time and effort candidates put in preparing for the case interview. I recently received this question from a reader about being rejected from all of the consulting jobs they applied for, here is the question and my response to dealing with not getting [...]

Personal Ethics -- in Consulting Offers and in Business

Question: Thank you for creating the LOMS program and imparting so much wisdom in your email updates! I was hoping to get your advice regarding signing offer letters. I received two offers recently and have also been given offer deadline extensions for them until later this week, which I had requested as a way to [...]

Applying Post-MBA without an Internship

Question: I hope you are well! I am an avid follower of your blog and your website dedicated to case interviews. In the context of interviewing for consulting jobs, I had a question for you: I am a first-year MBA student in a very good program in the U.S. Given that I had an initial [...]

Conflict Management Interview Question

Question: I have an interview with Accenture later this afternoon and when speaking with several alumni, I ran across an interview question that I have yet to hear.  “A client comes up to you and states that he or she is currently upset with Accenture’s work performance. How do you handle the situation?” This could [...]

Mental Math Expected in Case Interviews

Question: Thank you so much for your online tutorial sessions. They are by far the best resources that I have come across so far in terms of case study prep. I will also be purchasing your “Look Over My Shoulder®” program very shortly and am excited to see what that entails. I did have a [...]

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 [...]

Negotiating Salary with Consulting Firms

Question: I have an offer from XXX, but am not done interviewing with other firms. Can we, lowly ACs or BAs, leverage different offers against one another? For instance, will I be able to go to XXX and say, “I’d rather work for you, but ZZZZ is offering me more money? What can you do?” [...]

What to do about Your Case Interview Mistakes

Question: I had a case interview today that was extremely difficult and went terribly. I went to [top school], but you would have thought I’ve never passed 8th grade math after the ridiculous problems I had. I think there still might be a small chance of getting a 3rd Round, as I did all right [...]

Why Multiple Interviews in the Same Day?

Question: Thank you for the emails you have been sending me, I find them very useful and full of insights. I an MBA graduate and I have just been invited to an interview with a boutique firm. I am a bit surprised that they have scheduled me for two consecutive interviews in the same day: [...]

The Value of Case Interview Performance

Question: Regarding the decision process for an interviewer (the decision to move a candidate to second round or to give the candidate an offer) in a case study interview — Is it solely based on your performance in the interview, or does the firm, in addition to your performance in the interview, also reconsider your [...]

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