I provided some context and I am sorry if the email is far too long. I listened to the Firmsconsulting podcasts and articles I like the honest views provided. I started casing about 6 months ago and completed about cases with casing partners in my consulting club and over the internet.
As a former McKinsey consultant, consulting resume screener and interviewer, I thought I would share my perspective on this unusual interview format. The first thing to realize is the Mckinsey interview is structured in a specific way to find candidates who make good consultants.
Because McKinsey is considered one of the top if not THE top strategy consulting firms in the world, it is very important to the firm that its consultant represent the firm well.
To justify this fee premium, McKinsey goes out of its way to find the best candidates, with the best credentials, and the best people skills. They really want the best of the best. The McKinsey interview format is just one way they do this.
The most unusual aspect of this process is the case study interview. The candidate is permitted to ask questions, request qualitative and quantitative data, and ultimately must make a recommendation that is supported by the facts.
The key words in that last sentence are "supported by the facts. What they are missing is someone to go out and get the facts and to use a structured decision making process that allows people with disparate opinions to be able to agree on a fact-based decision. There are numerous resources case interview preparation resources available to help you get ready for this interview.
Once someone passes the test, they need to prepare for a series of case interviews. One useful free resource is a 6 hour video tutorial session I put together called Case Interview Secrets.
It outlines an overall methodology on how to tackle these kinds of case questions and is the exact same approach I used to get 7 consulting job offers when I went through the recruiting process several years ago. Members get access to 6 hours of video tutorials on case interviews, the actual frameworks I used to pass my interviews, and over articles on case interviews.
As a former McKinsey consultant, consulting resume screener and interviewer, I thought I would share my perspective on this unusual interview format. The first thing to realize is the Mckinsey interview is structured.
Consulting Case Interview Preparation Guide Marquis, Stanford GSB Class of Version #2 - Winter – Associate at McKinsey & Company – Fall to Present • Without a prior banking or consulting background, you will likely have to tailor your resume to appeal to the.
After they succeed at the McKinsey PST, a lot of them ask the same question as you do: how do I prepare for McKinsey case interviews?
This is the right question to ask as McKinsey case interviews are different from interviews at other consulting firms. An example of this type of test - typically for some consulting roles - is our McKinsey Problem-Solving Test, a multiple-choice test that will demonstrate your analytical skills and is used as a complement to our problem solving interviews.
Is McKinsey really the undisputed leader in strategy and management consulting? From my point of view, it depends on the geographical location of the firm. For example, it is known that in France, in Japan, or still in Boston, BCG is in stronger position than McKinsey.
Thanks My Consulting Coach! Alessandro Imperial College London, now at McKinsey I thought that being able to come up with a good framework is the most important factor to succeed in a case interview.