How do the interviews at McKinsey, BCG and Bain differ?

    If you’re applying to more than one of the top management consulting firms, you might be wondering what to expect from each interview process. At […]

    • 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 […]

    • How to improve your numerical skills for a consulting interview

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

    • How to Ace 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 [...]

    • 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 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”, […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 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 [...]

    • How Bain Interviews Are Changing

      Bain is making drastic changes to their interview process. In this article, we explain these changes, explore why they are happening, and how they will […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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. […]

    • How to prepare for Financial Services case interviews

      Case interviews have been a long-standing feature of the interview process of many financial institutions. This article was written by Wasim Tahir, a former Oliver […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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, […]

    • 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!) […]

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

    • 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 […]

    • 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 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 […]

    • 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 […]