Category: Bain

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How to prepare before starting at McKinsey, BCG, or Bain

Congratulations! Chances are that if you are reading this post you received an offer from a prestigious consulting firm. A question we receive a lot is once you made it into McKinsey, BCG, or Bain, how can you best prepare for your start? Is there anything you need to buy? Is there anything you need…
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How to communicate in a case interview

Initially, most candidates I coach for McKinsey, BCG, and Bain struggle with communicating effectively during the case interview. In fact, their issues with communication hamper their performance. They could be brilliant in terms of their analytics and insights generation yet lack the effective tools to bring their points across. In this article, I want to…
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Consulting case interviews: a comprehensive guide

The consulting case interview is the biggest hurdle for candidates before their McKinsey careers, BCG careers, or Bain careers can take off. Top-tier consulting firms are consistently ranked as the toughest firms to get in for applicants and the case interview plays a big part in the evaluation process, besides the Personal Fit Interview. As…
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Interview with the Consulting Podcast

I sat together with Mohammad Misbah, @theconsultingguy, on his Consulting Podcast to discuss the current trends in the industry and recruiting. We spoke about: How to get into McKinsey, BCG, and Bain How consulting recruiting is changing in 2021 How to successfully scale a business in times of a pandemic Future plans for StrategyCase.com And many…
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Bain SOVA Test (2021): how to prepare and ace it

The Bain SOVA Test is one hurdle to pass if you want to work for Bain & Company. Bain has partnered with SOVA to add an additional element to their recruiting process. It can be either a gatekeeper between application screening and the case interviews or is used in conjunction with the first round of the case interviews…
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