Rejection

Success Story: I am most certain that you receive hundreds of emails from people world-wide expressing their thanks for your provision of case study materials. My email is of a similar nature. I came across your website after being unsuccessful in my final round interviews with one of the MBB firms, and receiving feedback that I needed [...]

When trying to accomplish any major goal in life, rejection and obstacles are inevitable. The key is to learn from your mistakes and persist through it until you succeed. This is easier said than done. This “must see” video is a story about a person who truly inspires me. His name is Kyle Maynard and [...]

Nobody like setbacks, obstacles, and “failures.” It’s human to feel sorry for yourself. However, it’s not particularly productive or useful to feel sorry for yourself for too long. Anytime I get knocked on my rear by life, I have one rule that I do my best to follow. I allow myself to feel sorry for [...]

The biological purpose of fear is to help the human body avoid pain. If you’ve ever burned your finger by touching a stove, you know what I mean. When you get too close to a hot stove, something you KNOW will cause you pain, it’s beneficial to feel fear. It prompts you to take action [...]

Four years ago, my old college dorm neighbor, Brian Acton, was looking for a job. Up until that point, he had spent 11 years at Yahoo in a variety of engineering jobs. He landed an interview with Twitter — but they didn’t give him an offer. He interviewed with Facebook — and they too did [...]

Question: Today I got a feedback call from BCG. Three weeks ago I had a selection process for a business course (recruitment event) at BCG, which was comparable with a first round. I had two case interviews and an online case test. This was the first time I did a case interview and I received [...]

Question: Thank you for your regular emails, they are extremely helpful and I only wish I knew about your site earlier. I learned about it only one month before my interviews, where I should have been heeding your advice one year before. I am not doing an MBA program, but I attend the top masters [...]

Many believe that consulting skills (and by proxy case interview skills) are amongst some of the most useful skills in business. While I do agree with this statement, I do think there is another skill that is infinitely more useful in both business and in life. It is the skill of overcoming rejection or adversity. [...]

Question: Unfortunately, yesterday I received the feedback after my first round interview at Bain [Europe]. The approach and the solution to the cases was correct, but I didn’t pass for the following reasons: 1) incisiveness not so high (i.e. lack of “verve”) 2) few analytical mistakes As an engineer with an MBA, I could say [...]

Question: I received 2 interviews with a case in each and I cracked both. Case 1 was a straight profits decline case and I found the cause and came up with recommendations to solve this in a structured logical MECE way. Case 2 was regarding to move a plant to Latin America and I calculated [...]

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