A course for anyone interested in joining a strategy consulting firm who is wondering about consulting case interviews, why strategy consulting firms use them and how to succeed in them. This course will cover the different question types in consulting case interviews and give specific and detailed recommendations on how to answer those questions.
An outline of the 4 criteria that consulting firms use for selecting new employees, the case interview process and how case interviews fit into the interview process.
An overview of the different types of cases you are likely to encounter in a case based interview
Outlines the procedural and conceptual approach to problem solving, as well as the 3 skills that consultants need to demonstrate in interviews.
Outlines the first steps you should take in answering any case question: listen & clarify.
Describes how to answer the initial structuring question and subsequent structuring questions.
An overview of how to answer questions requiring you to interpret data, usually in graphical format.
Recommendations for handling the most perplexing question - the quantitative question.
An overview of how to approach questions which ask for creative responses.
Describes how to make a strong conclusion to the case.
Tips on how to best prepare for cased based interviews.
A recap on the goal of this course.
Mike Salvaris is an entrepreneur and Business instructor at General Assembly. Mike spent five years at McKinsey & Company focusing on growth strategies for Media & Entertainment companies. He started his career as a litigation lawyer. Unknown to most, Mike used to wear a kilt in a pipe band.
I have worked in consulting my whole career. I am a former consultant with a top-tier strategy consultancy in London and a graduate of the MBA programme at a top-10 global business school. Whilst working in consulting I interviewed over 100 candidates and since leaving my firm I have worked for over 3 years as a Consulting Career Coach a top-10 global business school. I have the experience of being an applicant to consulting firms, an interviewer for consulting firms and a career coach helping candidates join consulting firms.
I know what a candidate needs to do to join a top-tier strategy consultancy.