Case interviews preparation tips by top consulting firms

If you are looking for tips on how to succeed in the consulting case interviews, you should check our what the top consulting firms are saying about them. Each firm highlights different aspects of their interview process in the below. Make sure you check these out, especially if you have an upcoming interview with some … Read more

Interview process and questions at Bain and Company by Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney gives a good overview of interview process and questions at Bain and Company. Great tips here to excel in your upcoming management and strategy consulting interviews! He had a great career and was a successful consultant at Bain and Company and subsequently at Bain Capital, so lots to learn from him. Let us … Read more

Ultimate guide to Top Consulting Firms

When you start your journey to get into the consulting profession, it helps to learn about different top consulting firms and how they are percieved from a reputation, competency and culture perspective. There are several sources that rank consulting firms based on different criteria. Below are the most popular of these rankings. Photo credit Vault … Read more

How to get a job at McKinsey

Great article find from the Consulting Edge Blog and a good book recommendation: The Economist has a depressing article on how to join the 1%. Short answer: Attend the right (elite) college. The long version can be found in a book – Pedigree – (which apparently is now the #1 best seller in its category and … Read more

Top 6 free tips for negotiating consulting job offers

You have been through the interview process and have gotten multiple offers from management consulting firms. Congratulations! This is a great place to be and you can use this situation to your advantage to negotiate and make an informed decision about where you want to  start your management consulting career. If you are still in … Read more

7 best free resources for writing consulting cover letters

A cover letter is an important marketing document in your application to management consulting firms. We find that telling your story, why you would like to be a consultant, why you would like to join the particular firm you are applying for are all good points to highlight in a consulting cover letter. The cover … Read more

Which schools do management consulting firms recruit from?

Management consulting firms are pretty selective about which schools they recruit from. The higher the prestige of the firm is, the more exclusive school they hire from. E.g. a firm like McKinsey, Bain, BCG would likely only hire from top schools in the US and a few select top international schools. In general, it is … Read more

Why do consulting companies perform case interviews?

The interview process for consulting companies is unique. They cover a variety of types of interviews: Fit questions, brainteasers and of course, business cases. The interviews process and the structure they follow have a predictable pattern across consulting companies. One of critical elements of the interviews is the business case. The goal of the business case is to test your problem-solving and communication skills … Read more

Top 10 consulting resume mistakes to avoid

If you are preparing your resume for a consulting job, make sure you do not make these 10 costly mistakes. It is amazing how many people fall into these traps that raise red flags that can eliminate you right away. The purpose of building your consulting resume is the to get through the screening to get … Read more

The ultimate guide to the case study frameworks for consulting case interviews

Learning different business frameworks can be daunting when you are preparing for management consulting interviews: 3C’s, 4P’s, SWOT, 2×2, Five forces, STP. Which framework should you learn and when should you use them? Here is our ultimate guide to the business case frameworks for consulting case interviews. In addition to the great guide below, be … Read more