Introduction to the Case Interview

Case interviews are at the heart of the selection process at top consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG, and Bain, as well as at other selective […]

  • How to Become a Great Case Interviewer

    Being an excellent interviewer is a valuable skill. When you become a great interviewer, you will be in high demand to practice with best candidates. […]

  • The Most Popular Frameworks for Structuring Consulting Cases

    Thirty years ago, people started to use frameworks to structure cases, as was popularized by the book “Case in Point”. Another book, “Case Interview Secret”, […]

  • The Top 5 Reasons Why People Fail at Consulting Interviews

    As headhunters who have prepared 500+ candidates for interviews at Top 3 firms we’ve seen too many great candidates fail in interviews despite having everything […]

  • Answering the "Why Consulting?" and "Why Bain, BCG or McKinsey?" Interview Questions

    Even though these questions are asked in most consulting interview rounds, this is still an area where many candidates make mistakes.  In this article, we […]

  • What's Different Between a First Round and Final Round Interview at Bain, BCG or McKinsey

    Most McKinsey, BCG and Bain offices use two rounds of interviews before making a final hiring decision. If you’ve been invited to interview then you […]

  • The Questions You Should Ask Your Interviewer at McKinsey, Bain or BCG

    At the end of a consulting interview you normally have a few minutes to ask questions to your interviewer. The questions you ask are not […]

  • How Different are the Interviews at McKinsey, Bain and BCG

    If you’re hoping to land interviews at McKinsey, BCG or Bain then you may be wondering how preparations for these interviews may vary. In this […]

  • How to Crack Written Case Interviews

    Although most case interviews are live, where you’re sitting across from the interviewer as you work through the case, some firms use written case studies […]

  • How to Nail a Revenue Growth Case Interview Question

    You’ve just been given a case question on growing an existing business. Immediately, you have a tonne of ideas swimming around your head. In front […]

  • How to Talk Through Your Resume in a Consulting Interview

    In an interview with BCG, Bain, and occasionally in the final round at McKinsey, you can expect to be asked a simple (but often challenging!) […]

  • McKinsey's Personal Experience Interview: How to Prepare for it

    The Personal Experience Interview (PEI) element of the recruitment process at McKinsey is a little different than the ‘fit’ interview questions you may come across […]

  • What to Wear and Bring to Your Interview with a Top Consulting Firm

    Your resume has passed the test and as an interviewee, you’re already in the top 10% of applicants. This is not the time to arrive […]

  • How to Discuss Your Achievements in a Consulting Interview

    Making sure your interviewer knows how brilliant you are is obviously something you want to nail in a consulting interview. But there’s a way of […]

  • How to Conclude a Case Study Interview

    You’ve got to the end of the case analysis and your interviewer asks: “So, what is your recommendation to the client?” It’s not the time […]

  • How to Nail a Market Sizing Case Study Interview

    Market sizing questions are often presented within a wider case, but they can sometimes feel like mini standalone case questions themselves. They include questions such […]

  • How to Prepare for a Case Interview at a Top Consulting Firm

    Case study interviews at top consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG and Bain are no easy ride, but you can give yourself the best chance of […]

  • Case Structuring and How to do it Effectively

    Of all the assessment dimensions, structuring is perhaps the most challenging for candidates who are just starting out with case interviews. It’s also a critical […]

  • How Long Does it Take to Prepare for a Consulting Interview if You Have a Full-Time Job

    Having placed over 100 candidates at McKinsey, BCG and Bain while they had a full-time job, we know a thing or two about what successful […]

  • What 'Fit' Questions Should You Expect in a Consulting Interview and How To Prepare For Them

    There’s no doubt that the fit interview is important; it represents half of the assessment. But for some reason, most candidates neglect this part in […]

  • Handling the Consulting Interview Fear Factor

    Most candidates find interviewing with top management consulting firms intimidating—these are prestigious institutions known for their ruthless selection process and incredibly high competition to enter. […]

  • How to Prepare for Your Interview with a Top-Tier Management Consulting Firm

    McKinsey, BCG and Bain typically only hire 1% of their applicants. However, by properly preparing for your interview you can vastly improve your odds. Time […]

  • How to Stand Out in Consulting Interviews and Land the Offer

    The top three consulting firms interview smart and well-prepared candidates all the time. Sadly, many fail to get an offer. They’ve put in the hours. […]

  • How to Survive a Mind Blank in a Case Interview

    A catastrophic scenario in a case interview is having a mind blank. We’ve all been there. Your interviewer asks for more ideas and you can’t […]

  • How to Nail Math Questions in a Case Interview

    One dimension that causes many candidates to fail at case interviews is numeracy. You don’t need to be a human calculator to work at a […]

  • How to Improve Your Numerical Skills for a Consulting Interview

    All top consultancies require candidates to be able to solve numerical problems with just pen and paper during both case interviews and the screening test […]

  • How to Practise Consulting Case Studies by Yourself

    Practising cases only on your own is no substitute for live practice with other candidates. Believing that you can practice cases only on your own […]

  • An Example of a Great Consulting Interview

    A great consulting interview is one where candidates not only demonstrate that they have all of the skills needed to become a high performing consultant, […]