Category: Interview

McKinsey’s new digital assessment gaming tool

McKinsey and Company is notoriously known as the employer with the world’s toughest interviewing process. The McKinsey interview is feared by most consulting applicants with only 1% securing a job offer. And recently, the Firm has added a new twist to it. It launched a new assessment tool in their recruiting process, which they call…
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Structured vs. unstructured case interviews

Consulting case interviews differ in their structure across companies. While top-tier firms usually employ very objective and structured case interviews, lower-tier or smaller firms apply less stringent standards to ensure objectivity. Let’s dive into the matter! Consulting case interviews are by their very nature a very structured proceeding. You will be asked to solve a…
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3 different types of case interviews

Consultancies employ a number of different types of case questions to screen applicants in case interviews. Below you find the three most common ones. Brainteaser A brainteaser is the umbrella term for a number of different, usually quite short questions that test your analytical capabilities in a case interview. Your goal is to grasp, structure…
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Why consultancies use case interviews to select employees

Top-tier management consultancies employ multiple case interviews to select their employees. In practice, you will have 3 to 6 interviews with different consultants of the firm who ask you to solve real-life business problems. Beforehand, the company screens your vita to establish that you have the potential to be a good candidate. In the interviews,…
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The consulting interview process decoded

Congrats! You have made it past the screening stage and have been invited to the interviews, which means you fared better than roughly 80% of all applicants so far. Now, your case interview skills will be put to the test. However, before you can dive into case interview preparation, you should know how the interview…
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How to prepare for consulting case interviews

When you start out with case interview preparation, the process might seem tedious and complicated. In order to make the best out of your preparation in terms of progress and efficiency, follow these three guidelines below:   Keep the preparation short and concise We are advocates¬†of short but intense case interview preparation. As with everything…
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