51 episodes

In The Case Interview Podcast, you will learn what it takes to get offers at top consulting firms (such as McKinsey, BCG and Bain). Every Monday morning, we share the hard-earned wisdom and stories from our experience helping thousands of candidates prepare for their management consulting interviews, so you can avoid the mistakes that 99% of candidates make and be among the top 1% who get multiple offers. We are Bruno and Julio, former McKinsey and Bain consultants, former consulting interview coaches, and creators of the case interview preparation website Crafting Cases (www.craftingcases.com). Hit subscribe and let's get to work towards your MBB offer.

The Case Interview Podcast Julio and Bruno from Crafting Cases

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In The Case Interview Podcast, you will learn what it takes to get offers at top consulting firms (such as McKinsey, BCG and Bain). Every Monday morning, we share the hard-earned wisdom and stories from our experience helping thousands of candidates prepare for their management consulting interviews, so you can avoid the mistakes that 99% of candidates make and be among the top 1% who get multiple offers. We are Bruno and Julio, former McKinsey and Bain consultants, former consulting interview coaches, and creators of the case interview preparation website Crafting Cases (www.craftingcases.com). Hit subscribe and let's get to work towards your MBB offer.

    You'd be screwed if you didn't ask dumb questions in these cases

    You'd be screwed if you didn't ask dumb questions in these cases

    This clip is an excerpt from episode 08. The dumb questions that make you sound smart in case interviews, where we discuss types of questions that candidates avoid asking because they sound dumb, how consultants (especially partners) are actively looking for candidates who ask those questions, and how to avoid overusing them. If you like it, I highly recommend you check out the full episode for more insights.

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    If you've enjoyed this or previous episodes, the #1 thing you can do to help us promote the show is leaving a rating and review.
    This would mean the world to us. Thank you! (Click here to review if you're on iOS.)
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    If you're looking to improve your case solving skills, make sure you check out our free course at www.craftingcases.com/course. 
    Inside this free course, you will learn...
    How to identify and answer each of the six (and only six) types of questions that you will have in your case interviews (these happen in ALL types of cases!)

    How to structure ANY case with a customized structure and how to stay structured throughout the case (even if you've never seen a case like that before)

    Tons of practice drills to optimize your learning (this helps you put theory into practice and focus on your weaknesses, even if you don't have the time to do mock interviews every day)

    • 8 min
    Managing lifestyle like a pro

    Managing lifestyle like a pro

    This clip is an excerpt of episode 20, where Bruno and Julio interview Nicolas Constantinesco, former McKinsey AP, about his career in McKinsey, his experience helping shape universities curricula to better develop student's problem-solving skills, and his opinion on how to prepare effectively for case interviews.

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    If you're looking to improve your case solving skills, make sure you check out our free course at www.craftingcases.com/course. 
    Inside this free course, you will learn...
    How to identify and answer each of the six (and only six) types of questions that you will have in your case interviews (these happen in ALL types of cases!)

    How to structure ANY case with a customized structure and how to stay structured throughout the case (even if you've never seen a case like that before)

    Tons of practice drills to optimize your learning (this helps you put theory into practice and focus on your weaknesses, even if you don't have the time to do mock interviews every day)

    • 6 min
    You can't untie market sizings and 80/20 thinking (and you can't be a consultant without 80/20 thinking)

    You can't untie market sizings and 80/20 thinking (and you can't be a consultant without 80/20 thinking)

    This clip is an excerpt from episode 07. Why we taught estimations first, where we explain why our coaching method involved (and our current teaching method also involves) teaching estimations before anything else, the skills estimations allow you to learn in isolation, and the frustrations and rewards it brought to the candidates who worked with us. If you like it, I highly recommend you check out the full episode for more insights.

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    If you've enjoyed this or previous episodes, the #1 thing you can do to help us promote the show is leaving a rating and review.
    This would mean the world to us. Thank you! (Click here to review if you're on iOS.)
    -------------------------------
    If you're looking to improve your case solving skills, make sure you check out our free course at www.craftingcases.com/course. 
    Inside this free course, you will learn...
    How to identify and answer each of the six (and only six) types of questions that you will have in your case interviews (these happen in ALL types of cases!)

    How to structure ANY case with a customized structure and how to stay structured throughout the case (even if you've never seen a case like that before)

    Tons of practice drills to optimize your learning (this helps you put theory into practice and focus on your weaknesses, even if you don't have the time to do mock interviews every day)

    • 7 min
    The Proverbial Sausage: how casebooks are made and why you should care

    The Proverbial Sausage: how casebooks are made and why you should care

    This clip is an excerpt from episode 06. Are mock interviews a waste of time?, where we debate the reasons >50% of all mock interviews have absolutely no impact over candidates performance and how exactly to avoid wasting all that time (and how to invest it in valuable activities). 

    If you like it, I highly recommend you check out the full episode for more insights.

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    If you're looking to improve your case solving skills, make sure you check out our free course at www.craftingcases.com/course. 
    Inside this free course, you will learn...
    How to identify and answer each of the six (and only six) types of questions that you will have in your case interviews (these happen in ALL types of cases!)

    How to structure ANY case with a customized structure and how to stay structured throughout the case (even if you've never seen a case like that before)

    Tons of practice drills to optimize your learning (this helps you put theory into practice and focus on your weaknesses, even if you don't have the time to do mock interviews every day)

    • 8 min
    How to choose between offices

    How to choose between offices

    This clip is an excerpt of episode 20, where Bruno and Julio interview Nicolas Constantinesco, former McKinsey AP, about his career in McKinsey, his experience helping shape universities curricula to better develop student's problem-solving skills, and his opinion on how to prepare effectively for case interviews.

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    If you're looking to improve your case solving skills, make sure you check out our free course at www.craftingcases.com/course. 


    Inside this free course, you will learn...
    How to identify and answer each of the six (and only six) types of questions that you will have in your case interviews (these happen in ALL types of cases!)

    How to structure ANY case with a customized structure and how to stay structured throughout the case (even if you've never seen a case like that before)

    Tons of practice drills to optimize your learning (this helps you put theory into practice and focus on your weaknesses, even if you don't have the time to do mock interviews every day)

    • 6 min
    "I spent 15 minutes on a calculation at a McKinsey first round interview"

    "I spent 15 minutes on a calculation at a McKinsey first round interview"

    This clip is an excerpt from episode 05. Case interview math: 4 myths that hold candidates back, where Julio debunks the 4 myths about case interview math that keep great candidates from getting their consulting offers. If you like it, I highly recommend you check out the full episode for more insights.

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    If you're looking to improve your case solving skills, make sure you check out our free course at www.craftingcases.com/course. 


    Inside this free course, you will learn...
    How to identify and answer each of the six (and only six) types of questions that you will have in your case interviews (these happen in ALL types of cases!)

    How to structure ANY case with a customized structure and how to stay structured throughout the case (even if you've never seen a case like that before)

    Tons of practice drills to optimize your learning (this helps you put theory into practice and focus on your weaknesses, even if you don't have the time to do mock interviews every day)

    • 10 min

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32 Ratings

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Authenticity-supported, Wisdom-driven Mentorship

Their authenticity and clarity in sharing without a “live audience,” providing insights and practical solutions to perennial issues in this domain is evidence of their experience, giftedness, access, and skill. I’m intrigued by what these gentlemen have put together and I’m optimistic about the foreseeable future of this podcast. Positively, they’ve already started repurposing partial episodes, clearly identifying them as cuts and not granting them the nomenclature of a new episode. That’s appreciated and evidence of their recognition of some listeners’ desire for shorter-length, focused information pulls. Thus, the episode length may require listening at higher speeds if your only concern is actionable advice (or reviewing their time stamp table of contents), as they clearly articulate on other platforms that the podcast is not aiming to deliver the same value proposition as their core learning products. However, you will learn through the more informal podcast, but differently and different important concepts. Again, with three full-episodes now available, this looks to be a unique creation and worthwhile subscription and weekly listen. Thank you for producing it.

Alexander Skr. ,

Amazing tips!

Listen to these two if you want to break into consulting! I have accepted my offer at Bain

Flamsñtdñhzñjzñjzñjx ,

A genuine treasure for consulting prep

Thanks to the free MOOC of Julio an Bruno I got an offer from Strategy&. The way they explain is intuitive and easy to apply.

This podcast is another way to enrich yourself of tips and advice from two great consultants.

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