How to Ace McKinsey’s Digital Assessment?

Imagine that you are immersed in a natural environment populated by different kinds of plants and animals. You learn that some animals are quickly succumbing to an unknown illness. You have to stop this epidemic. This is McKinsey’s Digital Assessment: the ground-breaking video game that the firm...
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How to handle consulting interviews’ 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. It can become a problem when top candidates are so intimidated that their fear affects...
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How to improve your numeracy

All top consultancies require candidates to be able to solve simple numerical problems without a calculator. This skill is tested as part of the case interview. Many experienced candidates feel that they numeracy has became a little rusty after years of using excel. Here are a few tips and...
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What is your recommended way to prepare for case interviews for McKinsey?

Mckinsey typically only hires 1% of its applicants. However, by preparing well for the case and the fit interview, you can vastly improve your odds - the 500+ candidates we have worked with have had a 1 in 4 success rate for receiving an offer at Mckinsey, Bain or BCG. These successful candidates...
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What are the best ways to prepare for interviews with top-tier management consulting firms (i.e., McKinsey, Bain, BCG)?

The top-3 firms typically only hire 1% of their applicants. However, by preparing for your interview well, you can vastly improve your odds - the 500+ candidates we have worked with have had a 1 in 4 success rate in receiving an offer at Mckinsey, Bain or BCG. These successful candidates all did...
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How do you practice consulting case studies by yourself?

Practicing cases only on your own is not a substitute for live practice with other candidates. Believing that you can practice cases only on your own will lead to a rejection. In our experience placing 100+ candidates at top-3 firms, we have never seen anyone getting the job without practicing at...
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What are the most common case interview question types for management consulting interviews?

London Business School collated the report below, showing the case types most commonly seen by their MBA students when interviewing with top consulting firms: This data is consistent with the experience of our ∼500 candidates who have interviewed at Mckinsey, Bain and BCG. It highlights...
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What are the most difficult case interviews in management consulting you've seen?

Our team has worked with 500+ candidates going into consulting interviews. From what we've seen, candidates tend to struggle most with very open-ended and ambiguous questions. For example: How would you make Brighton the Las Vegas of Europe? (Brighton being a slightly faded seaside resort on the...
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How do I get to work at McKinsey? Do they hire fresh graduates like me?

Yes! McKinsey hires Undergraduates, Advanced Degree graduates, MBA graduates and Experienced Professionals for generalist consulting roles. As an undergraduate, you will be hired into the firm as a Business Analyst. Consulting is a great career choice for fresh graduates who want to learn about...
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What is case structuring and how do I do it?

Structuring refers to the systematic breaking down of a complex problem, in order to logically and effectively get to a resolution. Being able to tackle problems in this manner is a critical part of a consultant’s toolkit, so convincing your interviewer that you have this skill is crucial in...
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