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Differences Between Interviewing At Roland Berger And Other Companies

The one thing that you need to remember is that interviews will differ from one consulting company to the next. In some instances there will be clear, vast differences, in others there are only small variations that can be noted. The fact is that each company has their own visions, values, and approach to the interviewing process. The most practical advice to anyone preparing for interviews with various companies is to structure your approach to solving the case, rather than focus in on one s...

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How To Engage Your Interviewer

So you have made time to prepare for your interview and you have set aside time to practice and run-through skills practice tests and even checked out how to answer your interview questions. In this article, we will be looking at how to engage your interviewer. Knowing what to answer and how to respond to questions or how to connect with the interview represent an essential way to bolster your confidence. Your confidence is every bit as important as your skills and ability to solve the case i...

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Advice On Understanding Charts

A vast portion of a consultant’s career is spent analyzing data and summarizing information and facts. Being able to turn graphs and tables into comprehensive information is important but even more so, being able to identify and draw insights from the information. A few minutes into your interview, the recruiter slides a chart across the table and asks you share the insights that you can draw from the information contained in the chart, are you prepared enough to respond to the questions co...

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How To Apply After A Rejection

If you are following this, it is more than likely you have received a rejection of an application and probably wondering, what’s next? You are most probably wondering if you can apply for another position at the same company or indeed left to ponder how you could have improved your chances. With this article, we hope to provide you as many details on the steps to consider post-rejection and assist you in entering an informed decision. 

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How to answer 'Why McKinsey/BCG/Bain' questions.

Preparing for your interview is not only about being prepared or informed and knowing what to answer but also about possessing confidence. If you are stepping into the interview, you want to be prepared. It is critical you have taken the time to prepare. Knowing what to expect and, follow the process and how knowing how to utilize your knowledge, means you will step into the interview confident and positive. 

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Management Consulting: Advice and Implementation

Many established consulting firms have continued to develop and improve on the essential support and services they offer their clients. As consultants and consulting companies have evolved in an already competitive industry, there has been more focus on delivering value-added services.  These services include more than just basic consultancy services such as primary analytic assessments and strategic solutions. 

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How to Come Up With Compelling ‘Personal Impact’ Stories For McKinsey PEI

Every interview at McKinsey will start off with questions relating to your personal experience. This is referred to as PEI (Personal Experience Interview). Your personal impact skills are what enable you to promote your vision and persuade a client to organize and operate their business in a certain way. The PEI questions represent an opportunity for you to present your key performance skills and showcase your own personal accomplishments and achievements. This document aims to support you in...

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All You Need To Know About Networking

Although networking represents a fundamentally essential part of the consultant's career, it is also most often the task consultants do not look forward to doing. This most often results in networking not receiving the attention it deserves. The purpose of this document is to help define the role of networking in consulting. We hope to provide you enough detail on all you need to know about networking and how to prepare the plan to make it work for you. 

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First and Second Round Interviews: Main Differences

Whether it is your first or second interview, understanding the differences between the two interviews can provide you a more valuable indication of how to prepare. It is vital to remember that these differences are influenced by a number of factors. Therefore, the information that follows is strictly prepared for the purpose of offering you a guideline on preparing for the interview. 

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Preparing For The Bain Online Test

Getting ready to take the Bain online test can be daunting. Applicants are excited at the invitation to interview but also a little nervous about not knowing what to expect or how to prepare. This document aims to provide you information that can assist and help guide you through preparing for the Bain online test. 

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Best Consulting Firms In Canada

Consultancy firms provide organizations objective and independent advisory services through identification and analysis of organizational issues. Each offers independent services and, although these services may vary, the fact is that without the reliable services these firms offer, many of the country’s businesses wouldn’t successfully function and continue to grow. Based on the report from Source Global Research,  The Canada Consulting Market, the consulting industry has seen a stable...

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How To Prepare A Written Case

The written case requires you to analyze and present your findings and evidence in written format. You are required to quickly find key pieces of information from the data provided and then present solutions visually. These two skills are untested in case interviews and the importance is often overlooked. There are a number of tips for preparing the written case as well as recommendations for achieving the most satisfactory results. With time and experience, you will develop the approach th...

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BCG Potential Test-All You Need To Know

Chances are that if you are reading this, you are getting set to take the BCG Potential test and are looking for ways to prepare. For the majority of people, not knowing what to expect can leave your feeling unprepared and less confident.  While it impossible for you to know the exact case interview or questions in advance, there are ways that you can prepare and practice your skills prior to taking the test.

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All You Need To Know About Applying To Management Consulting

If dissecting business procedures and wanting to know how processes work is something that interests you, then perhaps a career in management consultancy is something you should consider. Do you find yourself needing to understand how strategies, structure, and operations work, or how they all pull together to make the wheels turn? Chances are that management consulting is the right career path for you. 

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How To Grow Market Share in a MECE Way

Your market share indicates the proportion a specific industry or market from which you have earned sales for a specific period. Your share is determined by taking your total sales for a specific period and then dividing it by the totals of the industry for the same period.  Companies frequently set out to increase their market share with a well-defined strategy which includes promoting and expanding distribution in an attempt to increase their share of the market they do control.Traditional...

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Which case studies best prepare me for an interview?

Committing cases to memory unfortunately doesn't adequately prepare someone for the kinds of cases an interview will put forth. This guide covers the basics of case prep for interviews.

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Getting to the bottom of free online resources for Business Cases, Guesstimates and their solutions

Do online resources for Business Cases, Guesstimates and their solutions prove to be as useful as they claim? We delve into that question here.

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An Explanation: Why Victor Cheng's LOMS Program Falls Short for Preparation

Often candidates ask how the LOMS program can help them prepare for an interview at a consulting firm. This article talks about the shortcomings of the LOMS program, and offers a structured approach to a basic preparation for an interview.

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Consulting Brain Teasers

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Preparing for an interview at a Big 4 company without a background in business.

It isn't impossible to get a job in consulting at a Big 4 firm without a background in business. Follow this guide to prepare for the interview.

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