As you may already know, the case interview typically consists in three main sections:
- Fit section: evaluates the candidate’s motivation to pursue a career in the management consulting industry, as well as his/her experience or skills along relevant criteria for the analyst/associate role. This is assessed through behavioural questions. (10 min)
- Case section: evaluates the interviewee in his/her ability to understand a business situation and drive to a recommendation. To do this, interviewers typically use simplified versions of real life business cases. (25 min)
- Q&A section: opens up an opportunity for the candidate to ask any questions (5 min)
During the standard, 1-hour session we will focus our attention mainly on sections 1 and 2, as well as on providing useful feedback to improve your performance.
- Section 1: We will cover behavioural questions related to: Leadership, Teamwork, Tenacity, Motivation, etc. (10 minutes)
- Section 2: I will describe a business situation/problem that a company is facing and let you drive to its solution and provide a recommendation. (30 min)
- Feedback: I will provide you with structured feedback on your performance, covering both strengths and areas for development (20 min)
If you believe that you can benefit by focusing on one particular section we can adjust this approach to meet your own needs.
As a former BCG interviewer and CV screener, I genuinely believe that practice is key to land a job in a top management consulting firm.
To take the most out of our time, please take into account the following:
- Have an updated copy of your CV
- Prepare several stories from your professional/academic life that will allow you to talk about the points evaluated in section 1
- Read/study case-interview materials (e.g., “Case in point” by Consentino, or “Case Interview” by Victor Cheng)
I look forward to meeting you!