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The only toolkit you need to ace McKinsey, Bain and BCG interviews.
The Interview Prep Course is designed for candidates who leave nothing to chance. It includes all the video lectures, sample interviews, case material and practice tools you need to ace any consulting interview.
Interviewing with a strategy firm
Watch this video to get an overview of the interview process with strategy firms.
Interviewing with a Big-4 or Accenture
Watch this video to get an overview of the interview process with Accenture and the advisory practices of the Big-4.
THE CASE INTERVIEW
Case interview overview
The case interview is at the core of the consulting interview process and is probably the most intimidating element. Start by watching this video to understand case interviews and how they are assessed.
How to prepare
You’re trying to join some of the most selective employers in the world. Unfortunately, case interviewing skills are not innate. In this video, we'll explain the preparation that it takes to land your dream job.
What makes a good structure: the AIM Test
Structuring is perhaps the most challenging dimension of a case. In this lecture, we’ll tell you what structuring is and use the AIM test to describe what makes a good one.
How to build it
In a typical case interview, you only have 60 to 90 seconds to come up with a structure, and it's often about a question that you’ve never thought about before. In this video, we’ll discuss how you can go about it successfully structuring a case in this short period of time.
Top-10 business frameworks
Many cases are based on the business problems that senior executives are likely to face during their time at a company. Every candidate should know how to address these problems. In this lecture, you'll learn the top-10 frameworks that do just that.
Academia has produced a number of frameworks to think about business strategy. In this video, we'll look at the three academic frameworks that will best help you structure cases.
Learning and applying standard frameworks alone won’t work. We’re seeing more and more case interviews involving unusual case types. Watch this video to explore logical approaches that will help you craft bespoke structures to the most atypical case questions.
How to communicate your structure
How you communicate your structure is equally as important as the structure itself. In this video, we’ll discuss how you can most effectively present your structure to your interviewer.
How to solve numerical questions
Being proficient with numbers is essential to handling case interviews successfully. Watch this video to understand how numeracy is assessed and learn techniques about how to do well on this critical dimension.
Additions and subtractions
It’s probably been a while since you've added and subtracted the large numbers that you're going to see in cases. In this video, we’ll refresh your memory and give tips on how to quickly add and subtract large numbers on paper.
Multiplications and divisions
You're going to have to do multiplications and divisions in almost all cases. Watch this video to find out how to do these operations on paper.
Fractions and percentages
In business, people often use percentages, but calculations are so much simpler in fractions. In this video, we’ll remind you how these number forms work and how to convert between them.
In many case interviews, you're going to need to make a formula and solve for missing variables. In other words: algebra. In this video, we’ll cover how to create your own algebraic equations and solve them.
Probabilities and expected values
Probabilities and expected values are essential business math concepts that often show up in case interviews. In this video, we will discuss how they work and how they can be applied to basic business problems.
How to spot insights
Judgement & insights is one the most qualitative problem solving dimensions tested in a case, and it is often done through the interpretation of exhibits and charts. Watch this video to learn how to handle these questions and the types of charts most often seen in case interviews.
How to generate ideas
Creativity is one of the best ways to stand out against other well prepared candidates. Watch this video to learn how creativity is assessed and how to avoid running out of ideas in the middle of a case.
How to lead the case
In a case interview, you are expected to play the role of a consultant leading a problem-solving discussion with a client. Watch this video to learn about case leadership and the art of driving a case-based conversation.
How to synthesize your findings
Providing a clear recommendation at the end of the case discussion is critical to cracking a case and leaving a positive final impression to your interviewer. Watch this video to learn how to deliver a convincing, concise and fact-based conclusion and close any case interview successfully.
ALTERNATIVE CASE FORMATS
Estimations and market sizing
Estimation and marketing sizing questions come up frequently as part of broader cases. Occasionally, firms will use them as a standalone exercise instead of a case. In this video, we will describe the format of these questions, reveal how they are assessed, and share our tips to nail them.
Written cases are increasingly used by firms, and are by far the most difficult and selective exercise you might face. In this video, we will describe how written cases work, why so many candidates fail, and how you can succeed.
THE FIT INTERVIEW
Fit interview overview
The fit interview is half of the assessment and often makes the difference between getting an offer or not, but it's too often overlooked by candidates. Start by watching this video to understand fit interviews and how they are assessed. Then watch the model fit interview (Enguerran) in conjunction with the interview scorecard, so you can see how it plays out in real life.
How to introduce yourself
The ability to introduce yourself effectively will set you up for a successful fit interview and will directly affect your ability to build rapport with your interviewer and demonstrate top performance. Watch this video to learn how to introduce yourself effectively in a fit interview.
How to present your motivation
You'll very frequently receive questions about why you're looking to do consulting and why you are interested in the firm you're interviewing with in particular. Watch this lecture to learn how to demonstrate your motivation.
How to pitch an achievement
In a full fit interview, or in a Personal Experience Interview at McKinsey, you will be asked to talk about your achievements and to demonstrate that you have the right abilities for the job. In this section, you will learn how to demonstrate the transferable abilities that the firms are seeking in candidates.
GET THE OFFER
How to look right on the day
The day has finally arrived! You don’t want to stand out for the wrong reasons. In this video, we share a few final comments about how to look the part on the day of your interview.
How to stand out
Thank you for watching these videos. Now you should have a good grasp of the attributes that top consulting firms look for and how to demonstrate and build up those attributes. However, top firms don't need to hire every candidate who ticks all the boxes. They have the luxury to choose only those who excel above the rest, so the question is: how can you stand out and get the offer?
Founder of CaseCoach
Founder and CEO Enguerran Loos created CaseCoach to give more candidates access to his interview preparation techniques. He has 14 years’ experience as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey’s Boston office and as a headhunter for BCG, Bain and McKinsey.The Interview Prep Course is narrated by former McKinsey consultant Rose Kirby.
It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start.
You have unlimited personal access to this course for 6 months – across any and all devices you own.
The course includes 3 hours of video lectures, 8 hours of interview videos and enough material for 50+ hours of practice. The course is designed as a self-service, so you can decide what to focus on and how much time to spend.
No, the subscription expires after 6 months and does not automatically renew. You will only be charged the displayed price once, and receive a 6-month subscription.
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The course provides 67 cases, in a PDF format, across a variety of industries, functions (including 6 Information Technology cases and 4 Operations cases), difficulties and styles (candidate and interviewer-led). The course also includes 12 estimation cases and 2 written cases.
No, the course prepares for case interviews, which are used by a variety of employers. If would like to prepare for case interviews at a strategy firm, a big-4, or in the industry, this course is for you.
Yes, this course has helped many candidates at these levels succeed.
It will prepare you for the case interview. The format of the case interview is identical for all entry levels.
If you look to prepare for the fit interview, this course will help you build your introduction, explain your motivations and pitch your achievements. However, this material is not specific to senior hiring and may not help you convey your expertise, for instance.
This course does not include examples of interviews with Manager, Project Leader, Principal or Partner candidates.