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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BCG Case Interview Tips

Management Consulted

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

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.

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

Consultants Mind

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.

Examples of Concluding Your Case Interview (Part II)

Tom Spencer

This article focuses on how to conclude well in your case interview. What I’m going to do in this post is to give two examples of conclusions to the same case interview: one okay conclusion and one great conclusion. Consulting Interviews case interview conclusion

Bain Case Interview Tips

Management Consulted

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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Case interviews: Time to start practicing

Consultants Mind

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

McKinsey interview: Sheryl Sanderberg

Consultants Mind

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.

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.

Case Interview Basics

Tom Spencer

Cases are a tool used by interviewers based on a business scenario; they go beyond behavioural and background questions to assess the actual abilities of a candidate by replicating the steps of a consulting project. After the interviewer provides you with the context of the problem (usually starts something similar to, “our client “A” who is a toy manufacturer has recently witnessed a declining trend in its revenues for the last 3 years. Do not just repeat what the interviewer said.

All you need to know about the interview (Part 1: Overview and Fit Interview)

Tom Spencer

Now, to move forward, you have to understand and prepare extremely well for the interviews. This article will give you a helicopter view of the interview process, and then dive into one part of it. The structure of the interview process is surprisingly similar across firms.

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

Compare and Contrast of Concluding Your Case Interview (Part III)

Tom Spencer

This article looks at concluding your case interview well. I truly hope these articles help you succeed in case interviews and win the job you truly hope for. Right after the restatement of the client question, the conclusion reads “here is my recommendation…” What this does is it primes the interviewers. Since the interviewer doesn’t know, it’s not clear that you’re going to get the benefit of the doubt.

Case Interview: Beyond Common Frameworks

Tom Spencer

And as more and more candidates start to use them frequently, it is harder to impress the interviewers. Hence, I would like to give you two secret models to help you delight your interviewers. Strategy related cases are not very usual during interviews.

McKinsey Case Interview Tips

Management Consulted

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.

Interviews and Assessment Centres – Preparation is key to success

Tom Spencer

In this post, I will share tips on the case interview, assessment centres, keeping stress levels down, and staying motivated on your journey to land a coveted role in the management consulting industry. Though some may be interviewer-led (i.e.

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.

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 ).

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.

4 Steps to a Strong Conclusion in Your Case Interview (Part I)

Tom Spencer

Today I’m going to talk about a very important aspect of the case interview, which is your conclusion to the case problem. Structured thinking and structured communication are at the crux of what management consultants are doing day in and day out.

Case Interview Prep

Tom Spencer

Case questions form the cornerstone of the consulting interview, and reading this blog or reviewing the case prep resources listed below will not be sufficient preparation. but this won’t help you in the consulting interviews. Case Interview Workshop by Victor Cheng (Recommended).

Interview with Entrepreneur and ex-Deloitte consultant Carly Bigi

Management Consulted

We have the honor today to present an interview Jenny Rae did with Carly Bigi, an alum of Vanderbilt University and Columbia Business School and formerly of Deloitte Human Capital. consulting interviews

Kalypso Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Kalypso’s day-to-day operations are run by George Young (Chairman), Mick Broekhof (Founding Partner, Head of Kalypso Europe), and Bill Poston (Founding Partner, Managing Director). Intellectual Property (IP) Management. Portfolio and Pipeline Management (P&PM). KALYPSO.

Sample Behavioural Interview Questions

Tom Spencer

Behavioural interview questions are one type of question that you are likely to encounter in the consulting interview. For more information on consulting interviews, please download “ The HUB’s Guide to Consulting Interviews “ ]. (Source: Flickr ).

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.

Case Interview Foundations: 6 Types of Case Interviews

Management Consulted

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

Infosys Consulting Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Even though it sounded too good to be true at first, after running the numbers over and over again, they managed to show Infosys that they could become cheaper, faster and better than others in the field. Transformation Program Management. Customer Relationship Management.

Good interview advice

Consultants Mind

This was on the wall of the business school’s career management center. Fun Consulting Consulting Career Management consulting Was recruiting on Friday. All good advice I believe.

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

KEARNEY INTERVIEW AND CULTURE. Headquarters: Chicago, IL Employees: 3,200 Locations: 58 offices, 40 countries Chief Executive: Johan Aurik, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board Revenue: $1B Consulting Engagement Cost: $400K. 1935 – Tom Kearney becomes managing partner. Named fifth-largest broad-based multidisciplined management consultancy in the U.S.; Kearney back to its management team. Since its management buyout in 2006, A.T.

Consulting Insights: Interview with Joe Timko from Ernst & Young- Part 1

Management Consulted

Top Consultant Spotlight: Interview with Joe Timko, Partner at Ernst & Young (Part 1) Joe’s past roles: Partner, Ernst & Young’s (EY) Strategy and Customer Practices Chief Strategy Officer – ADP EVP, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer – Pitney Bowes … Continue Reading. The post Consulting Insights: Interview with Joe Timko from Ernst & Young- Part 1 appeared first on Management Consulted.

Advanced Consulting Fit Interviews – Video Overview

Management Consulted

Then you receive a call saying you’ve passed the first round and they want you to come in for an interview. Honestly, you successfully made it into one of the hardest interviews you’ll have in your life. If so, we’d recommend our Consulting Interview Prep service.

Top 3 Tips for Case Interviews

Management Consulted

The post Top 3 Tips for Case Interviews appeared first on Management Consulted. case interviewsWelcome back to Part 2 of our new video series! If you missed Part 1, where we do a video walkthrough of a case structure, you can check that out here. Today, Jenny Rae (ex-Bain) and Lisa (ex-McKinsey) share their … Continued.

Gallup Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

GALLUP CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND CULTURE. SRI was founded in 1969 and its expertise in psychological research/interviews identified the “fit” of individuals is specific positions or roles in an organization. It is up to you to engage management and come ready to work.

Mastering the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

AFTER impressing interviewers with tales of leadership ability and applicable work experience, the hard part commences: demonstrating that you have the business acumen required for the job. Case Interviews Management Consulting case interview consulting Ernst & Young Advisory

5 Soft Skills that are Critical in Consulting Interviews

Tom Spencer

As a result, the consulting firms want to see strong soft skills demonstrated in the interviews. Which ones will interviewers be looking for you to demonstrate? You’ll need to communicate effectively with teammates, managers, client contacts, partners, executives (all the way up to the CEOs). Below are three key traits that define successful communication in a case interview: Don’t ramble. This is another key skill that your interviewer is going to be looking for.

Consulting Bible Case Interview Guidelines

Management Consulted

Beyond our own interview experiences at McKinsey and Bain, we’ve conducted hundreds of hours of interview preparation (we served 600 clients last year alone!). The post Consulting Bible Case Interview Guidelines appeared first on Management Consulted Trust us, we’ve seen it all – the good, the bad and the very, very ugly. … Continued.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

SIMON-KUCHER & PARTNERS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE. Just be sure to keep this in mind as you apply and go through the interview process. . SIMON-KUCHER & PARTNERS INTERVIEWS. Simon-Kucher has a fairly rigorous interview process.

Consulting Interview Structure

Tom Spencer

IN this post we look at the structure of the consulting interview. Firms will normally conduct two or three interview rounds, and each round will consist of two or more interviews back-to-back. The case question is the cornerstone of the consulting interview, and some firms will employ a fixed structure for the case question, asking each candidate the same set of questions. In these firms the interviewer will lead the interview.

The 3 Secrets of a Successful Consulting Interview Suit

Management Consulted

Everybody knows you should dress conservatively for a job interview. A straightforward interview suit is the way to go, and that goes double for a management consulting interview. Suffice it to say, he knows a thing or two about dressing for a consulting interview.

How I Passed All My Consulting and Tech Case Interviews

Tom Spencer

Interviews were fast approaching and I knew I wasn’t on track. These insights led to a 100% hit rate at my consulting and tech interviews, which included BCG, Strategy&, AT Kearney, Amazon, Cognizant, and several boutique consultancies. What I discovered is that the interview outcome, a response of “We’re excited to tell you…” or “We regret to inform you…”, depends on just a few key factors. Everyone who walks into the interview should get those things right!