Plenty of material out there claims to help with consulting interviews, and case interviews in particular. However, a good amount of that material is highly flawed and unreliable -- free or otherwise.
My Consulting Coach offers a vast amount of free materials designed by real consultants with years of experience at top firms as well as certain premium services for clients who want to accelerate their learning. Whatever the lacking aspect of preparation, My Consulting Coach has it covered.
Whatever material utilized will be of limited value unless it is placed within a broader preparation plan. Most applicants do not adequately structure their preparation and suffer later from lacking knowledge and unexpected aspects of the interview. The specifics of an organized plan depend on a candidate's background and work experience, but the linked blog post offers a well-structured general guide to interview preparation for both case and fit interviews.
The truth of the matter is most resources found online for Business Cases, Guesstimates and their solutions are a long road with small results.
Is there a better alternative?
My Consulting Coach has developed a wide range of resources to help you get that MBB offer by thinking like a consultant, instead of memorizing a list fo frameworks.
A) Our case interview method
Our case interview course has
been developed by MBB consultants with clear goals in mind - To teach
you how to think, act and communicate like a world-class strategy
consultant. By going through it you'll become equipped not only to ace
the interview process, but also to be a top performer at your firm.
Other methods focus on helping you memorize dozens of frameworks and pre-packed structures. We take a different approach. We believe that distinctive candidates and distinctive consultants don't rely on crutches and that they use their own minds to solve the toughest problems. We're here to help them master the concepts and processes they need to be able to shine. We can support you in:
1) Understanding business fundamentals: Get your mini-MBA with our Marketing, Strategy and Economics, Accounting & Finance modules
2) Learning how to crack a case: Identify the problem, Build a problem driven structure, Lead the analysis and how to provide recommendations.
3) Shaping your approach with our building blocks: Master profitability analysis, competitive dynamics, pricing discussions, among others.
B) Our coaching sessions
help the best candidates to pinpoint their development points and turn
them into strengths. They will give you self-awareness about your
profile and how to best position yourself for that MBB offer. Equally
importantly, they will give you the confidence to know you can succeed
in such a challenging process.
c) Other resources
We offer a broad assortment of resources, with a large portion of free materials and services. There is a free meeting board you can meet and talk with case partners from around the world, a free case bank
of more than 35 cases to practice with, and a wide range of helpful
articles on how to refine your performance in all aspects of the
consulting process. As for the PST, My Consulting Coach has a page to help you here.
It's important to remember that preparation is not only memorization of an easily digested formula. It involves necessary critical thinking, and studying the right things. Most websites will give you the easy path, but this is not always the correct path.
Good luck in your endeavors, and remember -- "By failing prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin
Follow the basic guide when designing a specific preparation plan, and as always, best of luck with preparing.