Case Interview

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Case Interview Basics

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Case Interview basics. There are seven major areas of preparation and knowledge that you must master to crush your case interview and get an offer from a top firm like McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. The post Case Interview Basics appeared first on Management Consulted.

McKinsey Case Interview: 4 Things You Never Knew

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The McKinsey consulting case interview – there are so many things to become familiar with in McKinsey consulting interview prep. The post McKinsey Case Interview: 4 Things You Never Knew appeared first on Management Consulted.

Interview Season for New Grads

Tom Spencer

It is easy to put a lot of pressure on yourself during interview season, especially when your classmates are receiving interviews for firms you’re interested in. This blog post is mostly about what to do when you receive an interview at that firm you’ve been eyeing for some time.

Tackling the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

“Case study interviews put you in the driver’s seat: you’re given a real business problem to work through and solve. A common trademark in the consulting recruitment process is the case study interview. Treat your interviewer as a client ( Deloitte US Careers, n.d. ).

MECE Framework: Case Interview Example

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In this article, we will cover how to utilize MECE in a case interview setting. The post MECE Framework: Case Interview Example appeared first on Management Consulted. Case Interview case interviews consulting interviewsThe Mutually Exhaustive Collectively Exhaustive (MECE) framework is an important problem structuring principle that consultants use to organize data efficiently and comprehensively.

Preparation for the Case Interview:  Math, Charts and Market Sizing

Tom Spencer

A major portion of the consulting case interview tests your quantitative skills. So your interviewers want to know that you’re comfortable with math and have strong analytic reasoning skills. Here is a play-by-play of how you should approach a case interview: . Let’s face it.

Case interview advice from Bain

Consultants Mind

It’s consulting interview season which means well-groomed MBAs are sitting across small tables with consulting firm partners and senior managers in something called a case interview. For those readers from consulting firms – you know this fire drill – and probably remember it fondly like Marines who remember “hell week” Case interview advice. Consultant Bain case interview interview advice

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McKinsey Case Interview Preparation Resources

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5 Tips for McKinsey Case Interview

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McKinsey Case Interview Tips gives you wisdom that will help you get a McKinsey job offer! Case interview prep can be tough, but in this video Jenny Rae describes specifically what you need to do in your McKinsey interview. The post 5 Tips for McKinsey Case Interview appeared first on Management Consulted. Case Interview case interviews

6 Fit Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Tom Spencer

In my last blog post I wrote about how new grads can navigate interview season when they finally receive a consulting interview they’re excited about. Interview questions are commonly split up into technical, behavioural and fit questions. Where else are you interviewing?

BCG Case Interview Tips

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Welcome to Part 4 of our ongoing video series – in today’s video, Jenny Rae highlights her Top 2 BCG case interview tips. If you missed the earlier videos, check out our McKinsey, Bain, and Top 3 overall case interview … Continued. bcg interview case interviews

Bain Case Interview: How to shine

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The Bain case interview has its’ own nuances and slight differences in focus. Not understanding these differences from McKinsey or BCG case interviews could mean the difference between landing an offer at a top firm, or not. Bain, like all management … Continue Reading. The post Bain Case Interview: How to shine appeared first on Management Consulted. Case Interview case interviews

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McKinsey’s managing partner interview – failing to make partner twice

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For those interested in management consulting – Dominic Barton is a name you will recognize – the managing partner at McKinsey & Company. This interview with him is a 1,500 word read, but … Continue reading → Consultant Consulting Consulting Career Management consulting McKinseyBasically the chief of the chief consulting firm.

Case Interview Example – Capacity Change Framework

I've had several requests to provide an example of a case involving the Capacity Change Framework as described in my case interview frameworks article. I did 60+ case interview questions and never saw this case even once.

Case Interview Preparation Time

One of the most common questions I am asked is how much time is needed to prepare for case interviews ? They apply to MBB , have no idea what the industry is about, much to their surprise get an interview, and then for the next 72 hours they are Googling " what is management consulting.". Perhaps this is you, and your likely interview dates are weeks or months away. Do you prepare now for the case without knowing if you will get an interview?

Case interviews: Time to start practicing

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Case interview. If you are an undergraduate or MBA student who wants to get a consulting offer, you better do well on the case interview. If you ran a regression on consulting offers and good case interviews, the correlation would … Continue reading → Consultant case interview Consulting jobs Management consulting MBA Resources

Bain Case Interview Tips

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We’re back this week with our one top tip for Bain case interviews. The post Bain Case Interview Tips appeared first on Management Consulted. case interviews

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Navigating the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

The journey to management consulting has many pitfalls that a candidate needs to navigate. Along the way, every candidate will encounter the case interview. As monstrous as it may look, it is said that the case interview reflects the reality of day-to-day consulting.

Case Interview structure

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That’s right…interview season is here! For many of you, learning how to structure your approach to a case is the most challenging part of the entire case interview process. The post Case Interview structure appeared first on Management Consulted. case interviewsIt’s crunch time. You’ve been practicing so much that your structurer … Continued.

McKinsey interview: Sheryl Sanderberg

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Too many reasons to mention, but a good thumbnail will be this 9 minute interview with McKinsey here. not the consultants, bankers, and managers in corporate America who just happen to be women. I read an email that was written to a successful woman manager who I know.

Fast Math: Quant Skills

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Whether you majored in Economics, English, or History, you will be expected to be comfortable with math during your consulting case interviews. The post Fast Math: Quant Skills appeared first on Management Consulted. Fast math.

What are interviewers from consulting firms really looking for?

Tom Spencer

So maybe you’ve gotten to the second round, maybe you’re still waiting to hear back, or maybe you’re hoping to interview again in the next recruitment cycle. Regardless of whichever bucket you fall into, it always helps to see things from the interviewers’ perspective.

Stress Interviews

Tom Spencer

In this post I look at the stress interview. If you’re interviewing for consulting positions, then you may be subjected to one. The aim of the stress interview is to put you under pressure in order to see how you will react and whether you can calmly defend yourself.

Practicing Problem Structuring in Case Interviews

To practice problem structuring in a case interview I recommend practicing the process of setting a hypothesis and devising an issue tree that tests your hypothesis. If you found this post useful, I suggest becoming a registered member (it's free) to get access to the materials I used to pass 60 out of 61 case interviews, land 7 job offers, and end up working at McKinsey. Check out our Privacy Policy below for details on how we protect and manage your submitted data.

Networking Tips for Securing an Interview

A question I get quite often is how do you network your way into a consulting firm interview when you don’t know anyone who works in a consulting firm ? For other suggestions on networking, consider my guide on How to Network to Get a Consulting Interview , for a specific process you can start using right away towards securing an interview. Check out our Privacy Policy below for details on how we protect and manage your submitted data.

Managing Overwhelm

Jacq Hackett Consulting

Here are my five tips for managing these and similar problems in your business so you can avoid getting overwhelmed: Tip one: Don’t be afraid to go back and renegotiate terms when timeframes shift because of an issue that’s beyond your control. Last week I had to set up telephone interviews with around 30 key informants for a project – all of them very senior, very busy people. There are days as a consultant when things are going wonderfully.

McKinsey Case Interview Tips

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That’s why today, we’re bringing you the most high-level McKinsey Case Interview Tips we can. The post McKinsey Case Interview Tips appeared first on Management Consulted. case interviewsWhether you’ve been casing for months, or just started yesterday, it always helps to get some expert guidance along the way. What’s the one thing … Continued.

More on Networking to Get a Consulting Interview

I am often asked by readers if networking will really help them obtain a consulting interview or if it could affect them negatively. I suggest you network with anyone within a management consulting firm regardless of whether they are involved in recruiting or consulting resume screening. Your goal is to contact people in the firm for an informational interview. An informational interview is an interview where you interview them.

Consulting Interview Question Types

Tom Spencer

There are six types of questions that you may encounter in the consulting interview: Behavioural interview questions; Guesstimate questions (aka market sizing); Math questions; Brainteasers; Factor questions; and. Management Consulting consulting consulting interviews

Managing data as an asset: An interview with the CEO of Informatica


Anil Chakravarthy draws on his experience leading a data-management business to discuss new technical and organizational approaches that help companies create value with data.

Why Case Interview Preparation is so Important

To be fair, many of these people did not know about the consulting field and did not realize that preparation was necessary until a day or two before the interview. Others knew they needed to prepare, had ample time to prepare, but thought they would wait until they got the interview before doing so. The problem with this approach is you often only get 3 - 5 days notice between when you find out you have an interview and when you are expected to show up for it.

Podcast Interview on 401(k) Plans and Behavioral Finance Trends

Steve Shu Consulting

This interview is geared toward defined contribution plan sponsors and those closely related with this segment of the market (e.g., retirement income, wealth management). Thanks to Rick Unser for having me recently on his 401(k) Fridays podcast.

After The Interview

Tom Spencer

We have talked at length all year about consulting interviews, and in this post we provide three (3) thoughts on what to do after the interview comes to an end. Thank you email: It is a nice courtesy to send a short thank you email to your interviewer the day after your interview.

How to Develop a Case Interview Practice Routine

Below is a success story I recently received from a student about the success they had using a set case interview practice routine. Initially, not everyone realizes this is an important part of the interview to practice. But, at some point they figure this out, either because they had a bad interview (and got feedback that the problem area was the fit questions) or someone reads one of my articles and suddenly realizes it's an important area.

Consulting Interview Expectations

Tom Spencer

IN this post we consider some consulting interview basics: what to expect, what to wear, and what to bring. As a result, consulting interviews are a rigorous process designed to assess not only an applicant’s analytical skills but also their confidence and professionalism.

Behavioural Interview Questions

Tom Spencer

In consulting interviews, the interviewer is likely to ask questions based on your résumé with the aim of understanding your skills and experience. Prior to the interview, review your résumé and answers to the most likely questions. (Source: Flickr ).

Kalypso Interviews & Culture

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8 Example Case Interview Questions

Here's a list of Case Interview Questions that I've received as a candidate. Keep in mind the interview format (especially for McKinsey) has evolved since the time I went through it as a candidate. While many of the sample case questions are from the McKinsey interview , they are equally applicable for Boston Consulting Group, Bain or any of the other top consulting firms. Check out our Privacy Policy below for details on how we protect and manage your submitted data.

Case Interview Foundations: 6 Types of Case Interviews

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Consulting firms rely heavily on case interviews to find the right candidate and, therefore, you should practice them – practice them well, start practicing them early (2-3 months prior to the interview), and then keep practicing them often. case interviews