What is the single biggest challenge standing between you and your dream consulting job? Once you've perfected your CV and have started lining up interviews with prestigious consultancies, the main obstacle to overcome is the case study interview. Wouldn't you agree?
For candidates that have never successfully completed a case-study interview, they can prove to be a daunting proposition. This is hardly surprising, as they are a challenging format to get to grips with -- and unlike anything that candidates from outside of consulting will have faced in the past. Yet performance in the case study interview is also the single biggest determinant of whether an interviewer puts you forward for the next round of interviews.
The good news is that with the right advice and a little preparation time, it is possible to enhance how you perform in the pressured environment of a case study interview - almost beyond recognition!
That's why the team at Top-Consultant.com have developed a training workshop that runs every other month and that equips readers with the knowledge and confidence necessary to ace their case study interviews. By logging in to our online web conferencing facility, you will be able to take part in an interactive presentation given by Top-Consultant co-founder Tony Restell. You will be able to share experiences in real time with other participants and gain valuable insights from their experiences of interviewing with many of the same firms you hope to interview with. You'll also be able to put your questions to Tony Restell and have them answered real-time. All you need to take part is a computer with speakers and a high-speed (ie. broadband) internet connection.
Amongst other things you will learn:
- What is the format of interviews in the consulting industry?
- What are interviewers trying to establish during the interview process?
- The two main types of case study questions
- Strategies for Success in case study interviews
- How to adapt if you have to give a presentation of your case study findings?
Previous participants have found these sessions invaluable in preparing for forthcoming case study interviews. Here are just a few of the comments we've had back from recent participants:
"Just a short note to thank you for the Case Study Workshop which I found very valuable in my successful preparation for interview with McKinsey. The workshop was a great refresher that was well structured, clear and focused and provided a great addition to the texts and online resources available. I would recommend the programme to anyone unfamiliar or out of practice with the case study interview format."
"I attended the Case Study training session a couple of weeks before interviewing with a number of different consultancy firms. I found the training really useful as it helped me to understand what to expect as well as providing some good advice on how to approach the case studies I was eventually faced with. I'm now deciding which of the 4 resulting offers to accept. Well worth it!"
"I'm glad to report that I begin work with CapGemini on Monday in their Transformation Leadership team and the course you ran helped tremendously in preparing for the case study element of their selection process."
"Following your presentation on how to ace the study case last year, I wanted to thank you for your precious advice in my interview preparation. (I received an offer from) Bain & Company where I successfully passed the 3 rounds of interviews/ 6 cases.
This, I must say, would not have been possible without participating in your training. I would recommend your class to anyone who is seeking a consulting position to significantly enhance and optimize their preparation."
"It was very helpful, more practical than a lot of guides I've used. I thought the structure used to answer both types of questions was great. The presentation tips on how to deal with confrontation was good too, I haven't seen any advice on that."
"Thanks very much Tony. I found it very beneficial and very professional. I particularly liked the walk-through examples and will focus on this for preparation."
"Very helpful, thanks. Particularly liked the way in which you were able to breakdown the cases and illustrate how to tackle the issues (diagrams etc)."
"Thank you for your advice and for the training. It was very useful."
"Thanks for sharing your experience and insights in the interview workshop. It was certainly valuable to learn from someone, like you, who had recruiting experience with the strategy firms."
"I took part in the case study event in March. I just got two job offers (one at Deloitte and the other at PwC) and would very much like to thank you for your help. The case study training was a real help and gave me a great insight into how to approach interviews."
~~ How to reserve your place ~~
To maximise the impact of each session and to ensure we are able to address each person's individual queries, places on each workshop are limited. Yet the online format removes the need for expensive hotel facilities and so enables us to offer the workshop for just £89 including VAT. As well as participation in the online workshop, thereafter you will also be sent the presentation slides and a complimentary copy of the guide "How to crack a case study interview" (worth £7.99).
To guarantee your place on the next case study session, please click the link below.
>> Join the 10th December 2013 session (6-8pm UK time) for just £89
Need help before then? In which case order access to the recording of a previous call - you'll receive the access link within 1 working day
>> Order 1 licence for the recording for just £89
We look forward to helping you improve your performance in future case study interviews and ensuring that you are better prepared and more confident than the candidates you are competing against.