Category: Interview

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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 in 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…
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The Bain Online Test

The Bain Online Test is one hurdle to pass if you want to work for Bain & Company. 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 to evaluate candidates. In that sense, it is used in a…
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BCG Pymetrics Test: all you need to know

The BCG Pymetrics Test is a new online assessment developed by BCG and Pymetrics, used to evaluate potential consultants in their recruiting process. With the introduction of this game, BCG is in good company. A year ago, rival firm McKinsey officially launched its McKinsey Problem Solving Game, a fully digital initial assessment of its candidates…
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McKinsey interviews: the comprehensive insider guide

The McKinsey interviews are one of the most challenging job interviews out there. According to Forbes, the top-tier consulting firm is the hardest company to get in to. Roughly 1% of consulting applicants get their desired offer. What makes McKinsey interviews different is their very specific use of case as well as personal fit interviews.…
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BCG’s Online Case and Chatbot Interview

The BCG Online Case or Chatbot Interview are essential parts of the BCG recruiting process. Getting into the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is one of the toughest in the industry. Only 1-3% of applicants land a consulting job offer with the firm. The first hurdle after the application screening that aspiring BCG consultants need to…
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How to interpret charts and data in case interviews

90% of consulting case interviews will have you interpret charts and data or 100% of top-tier firm interviews such as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. Charts and exhibits in consulting case interviews Charts visually represent data in the form of points, bubbles, lines, bars, and pies amongst others. Tables contain data in an organized manner. Using…
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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 mistake triggers a chain-reaction of…
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Case interview math: the insider guide

Aspiring consultants at McKinsey, BCG, and Bain or any of the Big 4 and other consulting firms will have to go through some numerical problems during their case interviews. In fact, in roughly 70% of consulting case interviews, candidates need to demonstrate the ability to handle quantitative problems confidently. For top-tier firms such as McKinsey,…
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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 effectively…
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McKinsey Personal Experience Interview: comprehensive insider guide

The McKinsey Personal Experience Interview or PEI is one of the key elements in every McKinsey interview. Only 1% of McKinsey applicants receive an offer. For this decision, the PEI is equally important as the case interview. Yet, it is much easier to prepare for. Don’t neglect this part of the interview. We often see…
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