Category: Interview

Case interview charts

How to interpret charts and data in case interviews

It is almost guaranteed that during case interviews with McKinsey, BCG, or Bain, you will be handed one or more charts or data tables containing valuable information for the problem solving process and your recommendation in the end. Charts visually represent data in the form of points, bubbles, lines, bars, and pies amongst others. Tables…
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case interview mistakes

How to recover from mistakes in case interviews

No candidate is perfect. McKinsey, BCG, and Bain know this. Hence, making a mistake during a case interview should not be a definite deal breaker to land a top-tier strategy consulting offer unless It happens more frequently within one case You mess up throughout several cases on the interview day One mistakes triggers a chain-reaction…
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case interview math

Case interview math: the ultimate guide

You cannot get around it. In 70% of consulting case interviews, candidates need to demonstrate the ability to handle numerical problems confidently. For top-tier firms such as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain this probability is close to 100%: the more prestigious, the more likely that you will have to handle quantitative problems during their cases. For…
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how to crack written case interview

How to crack written case interviews

Written case interviews are a natural extension of the traditional case interview. Bain & Company Recruiting Many consulting firms employ written case interviews during their recruiting process, most notably BCG and Bain across several locations and offices. How do I approach a written case interview? We have compiled a tested strategy to help you to…
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McKinsey Personal Experience Interview: the only post you need to read

Only 1% of McKinsey applicants receive an offer. The Personal Experience Interview plays an important role in separating people that receive an offer from the rest. In this regard, the PEI is almost as important as the case interview. Yet, it is much easier to prepare for. Don’t neglect this part of the interview. We…
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SCORE framework - how to answer mckinsey personal experience interview

The SCORE framework: the best tool to answer behavioral interview questions

We teach you how to tell the perfect story in your consulting interviews! Management consultants use an effective tool to bring their messages across: storys. Storytelling is one of the key skills that every strategy consultant at McKinsey, BCG, and Bain needs to master to increase the effectiveness of their work. Consultants use stories to…
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bain written case interview

How to ace the Bain written case interview

Bain & Company employs written case interviews during their recruiting process in addition to the traditional face-to-face case interviews. After all, the written case interview presents you with a slight variation of the classic case interview. Hence, preparing for the case interview also helps you with your performance with the written case and vice versa.…
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case interview examples pdf

Case interview examples (2020): a collection from McKinsey and others

Whenever you prepare for case interviews, you have to practice as realistically as possible and mimick real interviews at McKinsey, BCG, Bain, and others. One way to do this and make your preparation more effective is to practice real cases provided by the firms you apply to. It will help you to understand what the…
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how to prepare for consulting interviews

Consulting personal fit interviews: the only guide you need to read

This is the only post about personal interviews in consulting that you’ll ever need to read.  This type of interview has many names and components such as personal fit interview, behavioral interview, resume interview, personal experience interview and so on and so forth. Also, this type of interview is not exclusive to consulting. The information…
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questions to ask at the end of the interview

What questions you should ask at the end of the case interview

As the case interview wraps up, you will usually get a chance to ask the interviewer a few questions. While the questions you will ask have almost no bearing on your interview outcome (outliers excluded…), you should not neglect them. Think about what you would like to know beforehand and come prepared to the interviews.…
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