case interview tips

Note-Taking in a Case Interview

Question: Thank you for creating the Case Interview Secrets videos and Look Over My Shoulder® program. It is the most practical and intuitive resource on the market, in my opinion. My question is related to note-taking during the interview. What I am struggling with is keeping up with the interviewer, and still trying to note down key facts. In [...]

Monitor Deloitte Consulting Interview Tips

The following is a success story from a CaseInterview.com student who recently received an offer from Monitor Deloitte and his tips for consulting interview success. Success Story: Here is the short and sweet version of my story (longer version below): Doctoral student applies for McKinsey APD— rejected Decides to be a “good” PhD and consider academia Two [...]

LEK Consulting Interview

Below is a success story from a CaseInterview.com student who comes from a non-business background and recently received an LEK offer. She offers tips for successfully using LOMS and I include my response where I go into more detail on the best way to prepare for a consulting interview with LEK. Success Story: I’m very happy to say that with [...]

Tips for Case Interview Mastery

There are lots of little things that separate a candidate who does a good job on a case vs. an excellent job. While it’s not necessary to be perfect on every case, it is necessary to come pretty close most of the time. It is far easier to have a higher success rate and be more consistent if you [...]

Tip to Effectively Improve Case Interview Skills

Question: Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you. I recently passed my first round interview at McKinsey, and the feedback from my interviewer was great! He said that I did very well during the case, very well structured and hypothesis. After using your method, I really progressed and started to understand the [...]

Experienced Hire Case Interview

Question: I’m a U.S.-based consultant preparing for an Bain interview for experienced hires next month. Your site and LOMS program has been invaluable, and I was wondering if you could help answer two questions: 1) How would you conduct case interview preparation differently for this interview given that it is for [a Non-US Country] and [...]

Visual Aids in Case Interviews

Question: I was wondering whether, at the beginning of a case interview, it would be appropriate to use rather theoretical graphs in order to visually translate the interviewer’s question, or whether it might seem odd. So, for instance, for a market entry case, I might show the interviewer that the company must position itself on [...]

How to Work Through Case Interview Frameworks

Question: I have a question about working through case interview frameworks. In the Signs example case from the Look Over My Shoulder® recordings, I noticed that the first two candidates did not look at the cost side of the profit tree. When starting with a profit tree, should we examine both branches before moving to [...]

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