Case Interview: The Free Preparation Guide (2024)

    Case interviews are at the heart of the selection process at top consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG, Bain, and other selective employers. In practice, they test whether [...]

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

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

    • Bain interviews: the ultimate overview (2024)

      In recent years, Bain has made some significant changes to its interview formats. Here, we provide an overview of these changes and the reasons behind […]

    • How to prepare for financial services case interviews

      This article was written by Wasim Tahir, a former Oliver Wyman and BCG consultant who has worked in several financial institutions, including Credit Suisse, Lloyds […]

    • Practice case interviews: everything you need to get started

      When it comes to succeeding in a case interview, nothing beats live practice with a partner. In fact, most candidates who go on to receive […]

    • Case interview math: the free CaseCoach guide

      When you relay your desire to break into management consulting, a typical quip that follows is the “How many golf balls can fit in an airplane?”. While most management [...]

    • Case interview videos: watch two standout performances

      Being ready for a case interview at a top consulting firm is about far more than mastering technical skills, such as structuring, case math, and […]

    • Market sizing case interviews: seven steps to nail them

      Management consulting firms and other employers sometimes use market sizing questions – also known as estimation questions – as a standalone interview format to assess […]

    • How to survive a mind blank in a case interview

      Imagine the scene: you’re in the middle of a case interview and things seem to be going well. But then your mind goes blank at […]

    • How to conclude a case study interview

      You’ve reached the end of the analysis portion of your case study interview – but it’s not time to relax just yet! Your interviewer is […]

    • How to stand out in consulting interviews and land the offer

      The top three consulting firms, McKinsey, BCG and Bain, interview smart and well-prepared candidates all the time. Sadly, many fail to get an offer, even […]

    • How to handle the stress of consulting interviews

      Most candidates find interviewing with top management consulting firms intimidating. These are prestigious institutions known for their ruthless selection process and incredibly high bar for […]

    • The profitability framework for nailing case interviews

      The profitability question in a case interview is a classic. There’s a very high chance you’ll have to solve some form of profit problem at […]

    • The framework for nailing revenue growth case questions

      You’ve just been given a case question on growing an existing business. It’s up to you to organize your ideas into a structure that’s going […]

    • How to crack written case studies

      Most case interviews are delivered verbally, where the candidate sits across from the interviewer as they work through the case together. However, some management consulting […]

    • What are the most common case study interview questions at McKinsey, BCG and Bain?

      If you’re preparing to interview at a top management consulting firm like McKinsey, BCG or Bain (MBB), you might be wondering what kind of questions […]

    • Do I need interview coaching to get into management consulting?

      With acceptance rates lower than 1%, getting an offer from McKinsey, Bain, BCG or another top management consulting firm is a notoriously difficult affair. You […]

    • The ultimate guide to case interview frameworks

      An effective structure is at the heart of any successful response to a case interview question. A good case interview structure should identify the right […]

    • 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 […]

    • How to Ace Consulting Fit Interviews: The Free CaseCoach Guide

      Fit interviews are part of the selection process at most employers. Top firms, such as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain (MBB), have developed their flavor of the fit interview [...]

    • 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 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!) […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]