Consulting Exit Opportunities

Can someone provide clarity on case interviews for industry versus MBB? I got offers from BCG & Mckinsey, but now when I have applied to leave, I haven’t proceeded beyond first rounds w/ case studies

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Hmm that's odd. One possibility I can think of is if you're overly practiced / structured it can come off as rigid / mechanical, which may not affect their view of your problem solving abilities but might affect how they see you fitting into the team. When I interviewed at Google for Stratops roles (not the main BizOps group) I found that their cases were more chill and they enjoyed having a conversation instead of me talking at them with a structure.

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I tried that, I thought that’s why I haven’t gotten an offer

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There are typically a lot of people applying for one role vs a lot of people applying to be part of a class. On top of that, the people applying are typically professionals with similar backgrounds. Both of these factors create an incredibly competitive dynamic for something as innocuous as , for example, business operations analyst @ FB.

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I think people like a whiff of mediocrity to not feel intimidated - try building that in :)

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If you want to work together, I can help you case if you can help refer me for Mck? I’m a former Amazonian too so can give you tips

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Sounds good! If you are amazon don’t go to mck, they aren’t tech friendly - but happy to help!

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In other words, I do a case study and then industry roles don’t proceed me to final. This has happened around 8 times now. I am just as sharp. I have done case studies with other people to stay fresh. Not quite sure what is deal, any feedback appreciated.

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Maybe lack of attention to detail? Just kidding. But really my two cents is that to shift in industry it’s not really a matter of sounding/being smart and winging it as you do in consulting. You need to put in the work to ramp-up on the topic and really craft your experience around your desired role. Take an interview as a final project steerco where you have to defend how well you know the industry and convey how you are the one for the job.

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OP try to be chill and laid back. Two colleagues interviewed at google. First person is super chill and not as sharp (he got the job), terrible at B4 consulting and was taking him years to be promoted. Second person is intense, a machine, and sharp plus top 5 mba (he didn’t get the job), but is crushing B4 consulting and has been promoted every two years.

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What kind of roles did Google interview them for?

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Guys, what kind of resources do you suggest for practicing business cases? Currently have a FAANG interview lined up.

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