case interview preparation

Non-Target School Applicant for Management Consulting Job

I get a lot of emails from CIBs coming out of non-target schools that ask how they can secure an interview without having a top University on their resumes. I’ve assembled a list of articles I’ve posted regarding this topic, with very useful suggestions from other candidates and my thoughts, to help you succeed if [...]

Case Interview Prep Methods

Question: I just wanted to inform you that I followed your approach to networking with consultants at the top consultancy firms (MBB). I had many meetings and spoke to several Partners at the firms in person after using social media to get in contact with them. At one meeting (just three weeks ago), my informational [...]

Multiple Final Rounds, But No Offer

Question: I appreciate all of your insight – I’ve subscribed to your updates for about a year, but didn’t start until after B-school. My experiences have been frustrating in the process of trying to gain a foothold in consulting; I’ve had multiple interviews, including two final round on-site sessions, and cannot seem to move past [...]

Case in Point

Question: Victor, first, thank you so much for the resources you’ve provided.  I have watched your lectures twice and memorized your frameworks, and I feel like they are very helpful. My question pertains to differences between what I’ve seen from your approach and that put forth in Case in Point.  Specifically, when reading through the [...]

Consulting Interview

When improving your consulting interview performance, it can help to get back to the fundamentals. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden was famous for telling his players in during their first practice, “Gentleman, this is a basketball.” Clearly, these top-notch college players already knew they were looking at a basketball. The point was that by returning [...]

Hypothesis Statement in Interviewer-Led Interviews

Question: Quick question: when is the best time to do the synthesis + hypothesis combination in interviewer-led interviews? I know that you would normally do it after closing each branch/moving to the next framework in candidate-led cases, but what about the interviewer-led cases? Do you do it before each new question is asked? After? At [...]

Rejection from Top 3 Consulting Firms

Question: Thank you for your regular emails, they are extremely helpful and I only wish I knew about your site earlier. I learned about it only one month before my interviews, where I should have been heeding your advice one year before. I am not doing an MBA program, but I attend the top masters [...]

Case Interview During a Meal

Question: Hi Victor, I’ve been reading your emails and following the LOMS program for the last two months. I had a quick question if you have time. I have an interview with a partner at IBM Consulting in a few days. It is a lunch interview in a fit/case format. If I get a verbal [...]

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