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    Reschedule interview msg

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    Most recent answer on Jun 29, 2021
    Hi there, In general I would recommend to call, not to send an email: It is more polite and shows you care You can organize faster the rescheduling for a new day You can explain the reason if needed (it is fin ... (read entire answer)
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    Interview preparation plan

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    Most recent answer on Jun 28, 2021
    <p>I will have an interview with an MBB firm in ~1 month. </p> <p>Can I clarify if my plan below sounds good? Any suggestions for improvement? </p> <p>I have done like 10-20 cases and my resources are Victor Cheng's book, Case in Point and MBA case books. I would love to engage a coach, but the high fee of many coaches is really out of my budget for now. </p> <p>1. Read Victor Cheng and/or Case in point + watch some YT videos about basics and live cases (estimate ~2-3 days @8 hours). </p> <p>2. Practice live cases with peers everyday as both interviewer and interviewee (20 days @2 hours). </p> <p>3. Practice fit questions (20 days @2 hours). </p> <p>4. Read The Economist &amp; WSJ (20 days @2 hours).</p>
    Hey there, Overall it sounds good. However, a few things to watch out for. Focus on quality over quantity. Doing 50+ cases does not mean much if you are not applying the right habits to score high and do a detaile ... (read entire answer)
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    The Case Interview Workbook

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    Most recent answer on Jun 26, 2021
    <p>Hi, </p> <p>What would you think of Robert Mellon's The Case Interview Workbook? There are 60 cases with solutions there. </p> <p>What I like is that the narrative for each case is included, compared to MBA case books that usually only have the prompts and points. </p> <p>I'm not so sure about the quality of 60 cases there, though. </p>
    Hi there, Like all case prep books, this is good to get you started. It'll get you from 0 to 50. As in, you can become solidly intermediate with a book like this (and live casing). However, you won't get from 50 to 10 ... (read entire answer)
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    Trying for Full Time at McK before MBA Starts

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    Most recent answer on May 27, 2021
    <p>Hey Guys, I got an internal referral opportunity at McKinsey for full time position, but I'm also attending MBA at CBS in August. Is it worth trying and do I have enought time to prep? 0 case experience before. The thought process is that if I got full time will defer MBA. </p>
    Hi Anon, I believe we already spoke yesterday :-) I believe 1-2 months of preparation time should be sufficient to prepare for McK interviews. It depends on a few factors How much time are you willing to alloca ... (read entire answer)
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    2 years of prep while working

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    Most recent answer on May 10, 2021
    <p>Hi everyone! :)<br> <br> As I'm working full-time at the moment (as a fresh graduate), I'm wondering if 2 years would be a good benchmark to get myself ready for MBB applications. Currently, I've gone through Victor Cheng's and some basic business knowledge for case interviews, and have yet to do any mock cases yet. <br> <br> I assume weekends would be my only time available to practise case interviews..but I'm not sure if 2 years would be a good benchmark here.<br> <br> The reason I mentioned 2 years is because I want to join the consulting firms before applications get harder (I think?) as an experienced-hire applicant. <br> <br> Cheers!</p>
    Hi there, I would say 2 years is far too long a timeframe for casing specifically. You will absolutely burn yourself out and get far too robotic in solving these cases! That said, I highly highly recommend you begin ... (read entire answer)
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    Could anyone advise on 2-3 weeks case study prep order of things for someone with no prior prep experience?

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    Most recent answer on Feb 22, 2021
    <p>Hey All,</p> <p><br> Hoping to get some help/advice as I am in the process as for an exp hire coming from in-house consulting and so havent had to prep like this before. Only issue is that time isnt on my side so I'm hoping to have an efficient prep schedule.</p> <p>Is "Case in Point" still the priority essential read starting from 0 baseline prep? If so, are there specific chapters I should focus on / can skip ?<br> <br> Should I follow this with Victor Cheng resources? Any specific chapters in particular that would complement the above?<br> <br> What other essential reading/viewing/listening sources would you recommend?<br> <br> Thanks so much in advance.</p>
    Hello! In any case it´s good news, it´s not so easy to get an interview at this point! You have 2 main workstreams ahead: 1. FIT INTERVIEW The "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLo ... (read entire answer)
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    Practicing Cases - no success

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    Most recent answer on Dec 31, 2020
    <p>Hello,</p> <p>i bought 3 books about how to solve cases and worked through them. In addition, I have done over 30 cases and spent 4 hours with a coach. Nevertheless, I am not getting any further in my learning success. I am a bit frustrated and do not know how to approach the whole thing. Somehow it is never perfect, or I struggle with small details. That's why I'm asking myself, how do you become advanced or very good in casing? Does anyone has some recommendations? </p>
    Hi Anonymous, Before giving you a piece of advice, I would like to point out that getting stuck isn't always bad. Sometimes it can be a sign that means you need some break. If you're preparing without proper re ... (read entire answer)
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    MBB interview prep for experienced strategy consultant - 2 weeks

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    Most recent answer on Dec 27, 2020
    <p>Hi all,</p> <p>Merry Christmas :)</p> <p>I have a question regarding my preparation. I am an experienced consultant (senior consultant at a Tier 2 company, with more than 3 years of experience). I am preparing for MBB interviews starting mid-January for Senior Associate Position at BCG and Bain et Junior Associate at McK. Could you please help me assess if my prep plan is good enough?</p> <p>1) I have been doing 4 live cases by weekend in average since end of october. I think I've done 20 to 30 cases up to now</p> <p>2) I read the Case in Point 3 years and a half ago. So I think I will just read the frameworks again very quicky</p> <p>3) I also listened to Cheng audios 3y ago. I will listen to them again</p> <p>Now, I have 2 weeks to prepare for the interviews (vacation, so no consulting constraints). I thought about organizing myself as following, and wanted your feedbacks on that :</p> <p>- 2 live cases by day (so 15 in total)</p> <p>- 4 cases by myself + reading Case in Point or Cheng audios</p> <p>- 2h of fit prep by day (I already prepared my motivation &amp; stories for Bain round 0, and my motivation for BCG also)</p> <p>Does this seem good for you? I also think about having 1 or 2 sessions with a coach. Do I need one from the office I am applying for? (to prepare in the local langage)</p> <p>Many thanks and have wonderful holidays.</p>
    Hello! Overall, good and ambitious plan. However, as other coaches were saying, careful with not neglecting FIT! Particularly in your case as former consultant, this can make the difference. On top of the insigh ... (read entire answer)
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    Acceleration for Tier 2 consulting preparation & getting in.

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    Most recent answer on Aug 20, 2020
    <p>After preparing for couple of months generally for consulting - case interviews, fit stories, numerical tests &amp; math skills, cv &amp; cover letter, I feel a bit stuck since I am doing it alone and do not have any feedback or interactive response on my activity.</p> <p>Is there any ways to bring in vitality &amp; interaction in consulting preparation process and to accelerate it?</p> <ol> <li> <p>Bootcamps?</p> </li> <li> <p>Coaches</p> </li> <li> <p>Mentors</p> </li> <li> <p>Live Case prep?</p> </li> <li> <p>Other?</p> </li> </ol> <p><strong>I am considering to physically relocate myself to get into a best environment for consulting preparation where there would be possibilities to:</strong></p> <ol> <li> <p>Networking &amp; meeting firms in events</p> <ol> <li> <p>Meeting consultants from tier 2 consultancies</p> </li> </ol> </li> <li> <p>Case prep Clubs</p> </li> <li> <p>Case prep Partners</p> </li> <li> <p>Etc?</p> </li> </ol> <p><strong>What would be a best place on earth to serve as a hub for getting into consulting? I believe tier 1 cities?</strong></p> <p>Ex. Europe: London, APAC: Singapore, etc?</p> <p>Would money spent on physical first hand interaction would be better spent or should I find coach or mentor? Or do it simultaneously?</p> <p>Thank you in advance for your opinions.</p>
    UPDATE: ​ Hi everyone! Some time has passed since this question has been asked. However, we know that a lot of users browse through interesting questions like this one and look for information on case partners, coac ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey Interview Preparation Plan

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    Recent activity on May 31, 2019
    <p>I will have my McKinsey interviews in 1,5 weeks. I have done 80 live cases, and a lot of practices on my own. But I’m still not confident.</p> <p>I would like to know what kind of preparation will suit me the best in terms of time and level.</p>
    Hi! Nobody will be able to give you an answer here, as there could be hundreds of reasons. You should let a competent person run a diagnostic on you to see where you stand and what kind of work is needed to become "offe ... (read entire answer)
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