Category: Bain

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Mastering Case Interview Language Skills: How to Practice

Many people I work with for top consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG, or Bain practice case interviews in English, using English-speaking resources and working on cases with English-speaking partners, even though they are not native English speakers. This does not come as a surprise as all resources are, in fact, in English and if you…
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The Top 5 Mistakes In a Case Interview (and How to Avoid Them)

A case interview is a type of interview that is commonly used by management consulting to assess a candidate’s problem-solving and analytical skills. It involves presenting a candidate with a business problem or scenario and asking them to solve it in real time. The interview is designed to simulate the types of problems that consultants…
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Second-Round Case Interview: Impressing the Partners

Once my clients pass their first round, they all have one question in mind. Instead of celebrating their success and performance, they are already worrying about the final round, the final boss that stands between them and their desired offer. They want to know: What is different in a second-round case interview compared to the…
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How to Switch from Big 4 to MBB (McKinsey, BCG, Bain)

It is possible for someone who has worked or currently works at a Big 4 to switch to MBB? In short, yes it is! Many experienced professional service workers at the Big 4 are well-suited for strategy consulting because of their strong analytical skills and their ability to solve complex business problems. However, it’s important…
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Getting into consulting with a non-traditional background

Consulting is a professional service that helps organizations improve their performance and achieve their goals. It has become an essential part of today’s business world, as companies seek expert advice to navigate complex challenges and capitalize on new opportunities. Traditionally, consultants with the top firms have come from backgrounds in management, finance, and strategy, and…
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