I appreciate this resource, and used it during my interview prep. I learned about management consultant less than 4 months ago. Using online resources, I put together a resume and applied only to McKinsey & Company for an AC position, essentially testing my odds and applying here because a cover letter wasn't required. A few weeks had passed, where I thought I just couldn't make it to the first round.
Much to my surprise, I got a 1st round interview. I played the interactive game (which was enjoyable) before the first interview. I only had a week to prepare for case interviews and PEI. I used more resources I found online, and did about 3 case interviews (mostly with my gf who was unfamiliar with case interviews). During my 1st round - I did well on the first interview, but struggled a bit on the second one (mostly due to not hearing my interviewer well - virtual interview).
I received notification that they would pass me on to the final round, and I had a couple of weeks to prepare. The issue here was that I really didn't enjoy case interview prep, and even though I had more time to prepare, I didn't take advantage of it. My final round interviews went well (PEI, human interaction etc.) but my case interviews were tough. I did really well in my case with the Partner but could have done better with the other interviewers. I found out a day later that I wasn't offered the job. I asked for feedback and was told that my case interviews were the reason I didn't land the job.
My question is this (apologies for being long winded). Should I keep at it and apply to other firms? Especially, if I don't like the idea of a case interviews (which makes it really hard for me to effectively prepare for it). I've heard from a few different sources that if you don't enjoy case interviews, then you shouldn't even bother applying for management consultant roles. I like the idea of solving problems and interacting with C-level management at large companies. The exit opportunities and vast networks are also attractive.
Thanks for taking the time to read this message, and for any response or ideas you may have.