How to Get a Consulting Job and Ace the Case Interview

This online course teaches you everything you need to know to get a consulting job at a top tier firm as McKinsey/BCG.
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Are you considering a career in management consulting? You are probably aware that the competition for this type of job is tougher than ever. You will be competing against the best of the best. We can help you prepare for the whole recruitment process.

This online course teaches you everything you need to know to get a consulting job: from case interview prep to networking and writing your application. Don't read old case prep books and spend hours searching the internet for outdated advice.

We will cover the whole process – everything you need to know. How to network, write a cover letter and resume, prepare for tests, do the case interviews, and the fit interviews. Don't worry – we still have many cases for you to practice. There is a lot of material to read and videos to watch, all based on real-life experience and interviews with consultants.

Below are the different modules of this course.

Foundations

This module contains the information you should know before you send your application. We will address the application process, key success factors, and why networking is so important. You will also learn how to network properly in a detailed networking course.

Resume

Module 2 outlines and elaborates all sections of a superior resume. It also teaches you how to highlight strengths in this powerful self-marketing tool. You will see good and bad examples throughout this module so you can quickly start writing your own resume.

Cover Letter

In this module, we will give you guidelines on how to qualitatively present your credentials in a cover letter. We will show you what and what not to include through easy-to-understand examples. The cover letter is very important as it demonstrates your written communication skills – one of the key success factors.

Tests

Module 4 consists of videos about various tests. Some consulting firms will require you to take several tests. We will deep-dive into numerical reasoning tests, verbal reasoning tests, logical/abstract reasoning tests, as well as personality tests. This module will help you prepare for these tests and improve your score.

Fit Interviews

In fit interviews you need to demonstrate your personality, experience and your career plans. You will learn how to present yourself properly and avoid the typical mistakes. We will guide you through typical interview questions and answers and help you avoid the trick questions. Finally, we will help you present yourself confidently.

Case Interviews

This elaborates the nature of case interviews, their structure and type. You will learn all the necessary steps on how to solve a case interview in a structured way. We will also present ten of the most common frameworks used for case interviews. These frameworks will help you feel more confident and focus on analysis and recommendations.

Practice Cases

Practicing cases in mock interviews is very important. The whole of module 7 contains nothing but practice cases. We will show you real-life cases accompanied with charts and other supporting data. Forget text-cases from case text books – consulting firms don't present cases like this anymore. We will walk you through answers and explain in detail how to answer the cases.

What are the requirements?

  • No requirements.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to land a job at a top tier management consulting firm, such as McKinsey, Bain or Boston Consulting Group
  • Be ready for interview tests (numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, logical reasoning and personality tests)
  • Solve management consulting case interviews
  • Write a superior cover letter and resume for top tier consulting firms

What is the target audience?

  • This course is only for you if you are truly interested in the management consulting industry. The industry and the course if not for everyone. But if you want to put in the work required, then you might succeed.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Start Here
05:54

Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey towards breaking into consulting! My goal is to help you break into management consulting, regardless if your goal is to work for a top consulting firm, a mid-tier firm or a boutique consulting firm.

Section 2: Foundations
05:15

Consulting firms may communicate their standards differently but they prefer applicants who possess the key skills and personal characteristics explained in this section.

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Before you start applying, you should understand the factors that can affect your application. Learn how to deal with them.

09:53

In this video, I am discussing the key principles behind productivity, including seven factors that affect your productivity. Understanding these factors is crucial to improving your own productivity.

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LinkedIn has become a popular way of landing a job in management consulting. Check this section to discover how to maximize its features fully.

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Applicants have many questions about the management consulting recruiting process. Check some of them and their answers in this post.

Section 3: Resume
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Your resume is a powerful marketing tool for your future as a management consultant. In this post, you'll get familiar with all resume elements so that you can effectively present yourself.

1 page

Download PDF samples of consulting resumes.

Article

The screening process for a management consulting position can be grueling. Thus you must know the three steps on how to sell yourself in your application as elaborated in this section.

Article

If you decide to include a summary in your resume, make sure every word carries value and meaning. Read this post to know what makes a good or bad summary.

Article

Your description about your previous job should be concise and relevant to the position you're applying for. Figure out how a fresh graduate or an experienced hire should do this.

Article

Your educational information is significant because it's the foundation of your career. To be able to present it effectively, remember the guidelines you'll discover in this post.

Article

Communicating your skills properly gives you an advantage because it creates an impact to the recruiters. To be able to come up with the perfect list, ask yourself the guide questions in this post.

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Your personal interests help you stand out from other applicants. With the tips you're about to read, decide what organization, hobbies and other activities should be included in your resume.

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Before sending out your resume, you must review your language, check the format and proofread for errors. Find out why neglecting these final steps will put your resume into the trash.

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A powerful resume must be comprehensive, free from mistakes and well-organized. Find out how to make this document powerful.

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Do you still have questions and concerns on how to write your resume? Find the practical answers in this post.

Section 4: Cover Letter
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Your structured one-page cover letter is crucial for it reveals your qualitative credentials. It is then a must that you create it with the basic selling points in this post.

1 page

Download PDF samples of consulting cover letters.

Article

Knowledge about the consulting firm you'd like to be connected with helps you tailor your cover letter. Know how research and networking can help you get the information you need.

Article

The opening paragraph of your cover letter must be attention-grabbing so you'd be set apart from the other applicants. Read this post and have the capability to do this.

Article

This is the section where you highlight your accomplishments and achievements at work or at school. Find out how to do so.

Article

Your motivation is the force that drives you to get the consulting job. Learn how to integrate it in your cover letter though the tips in this section.

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This section must mention your skills with a short explanation on how you've developed them and how they can help you do the job. Check out more guidelines in this post.

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When you close the letter, you should state clearly what you want from the firm. Read the good and bad examples so you'll know how it should be done.

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To ascertain that your cover letter contains relevant information and follows a professional format, go through each section again for review. Simplify this step by reading our suggestions.

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Read this post and find out how to craft an error-free cover letter that encourages management consulting recruiters to read your resume.

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Check this lecture and find out the answers to some frequently asked questions on writing cover letters.

Section 5: Tests
Introduction to tests
07:35
08:17

Logic tests assess your critical-thinking and decision-making skills in complex situation. Improve your test performance by paying attention to this video.

07:11

Verbal tests evaluate how well you interpret written information. To prepare for this challenge, watch this video and learn from the given examples.

12:16

A consulting candidate must get a satisfactory score in a numerical reasoning test since the position deals with numbers most of the time. For better test results, learn the tips in this video.

14:36

Personality tests evaluate if your attitudes, values and natural tendencies are fit for the management consulting position. Prepare for this assessment by watching this video.

Section 6: Fit Interviews
13:54

To perform well in an interview, you must seriously prepare for it with a winning mindset. Watch this video and learn how to do so.

17:53

Know what questions to expect, why interviewers ask them and what to be aware of in a fit interview by simply viewing this video.

07:25

At some point in the interview (usually at the last part), most recruiters allow the applicants to ask questions. Watch this video and learn how to make use of this opportunity to your advantage.

13:51

Your appearance during interviews creates an impression on the recruiter. If you want to get tips on how to look and move professionally, watch this video.

04:54

If you don't get the job, you must have the ability to manage it gracefully. Watch this video and find out how to deal with rejection after the interview.

Section 7: Case Interviews
02:22

Which types of case interviews exist and why do consulting firms use them? Find out the answer in the video.

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Gearing up for case interviews is an essential step since it measures your logical thinking skills. Read about the four important areas you should focus on during preparation.

01:38

During case study interviews, you'll be tasked to resolve a business case within a short period of time. Learn our four-step structure to get this done.

Article

Get an overview of the ten different types of business cases divided into three categories in this post's illustration.

Article

Solve cases about industry analysis, market attractiveness and other market situation cases. Analyze the situation with the help of the questions enumerated in this post.

Article

Be familiar with the four common ways of segmenting markets and know how to evaluate the attractiveness of each segment.

Article

Solve cases that concentrates on whether the client should enter a new market or not by looking into the company's resources, competition and market potentials.

Article

When a competitor makes a move to improve sales, how should your client respond to it? Read techniques on how to resolve cases like this.

Article

When should two companies be acquired and merged? Know what to evaluate when finding solutions to these business cases.

Article

When should companies expand its business and facilities? Learn how to solve cases about capacity expansion and outsourcing.

Article

Some clients would hire consultants to increase their revenue or reduce their costs. Analyze profit hunt cases through our guidelines.

Article

Generate strategies on how to promote a product in the market by keeping in mind the structure and guide questions presented in this post.

Article

When should a company develop a new product? Determine and analyze the factors with what you'll discover in this section.

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Be skilled in solving pricing cases through analysis of key elements, as illustrated and elaborated in this post.

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Instructor Biography

Daniel Stefanac, McKinsey Alum

Executive with a background in e-commerce, online media, and management consulting from McKinsey and Co.

Proven results in:

- leading digital experts to grow sales from all digital sales channels,

- finding the right talent and building digital marketing/sales organizations, and

- defining digital strategies using a data-driven approach used by top-tier management consulting firms.

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