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What do Investment Bankers Actually do?

Most people attribute the role of an investment bank to general corporate and financial advice. In fact they do a lot money. They raise capital, invest capital and advise corporations on the strategic management of capital. The first step to understanding is to learn about the banks themselves. What is an investment bank? Investment banks …

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Perfect your CV for Consulting Applications

Your CV is likely to be the most important component of your consulting application. Former McKinsey consultant and creator of the YouTube channel Firm Learning, in this article, Heinrich Rusche shares his best tips and strategies to help you create a CV that meets the highest standards of the leading consulting firms.  Overarching format Independent …

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How to Present like a Consultant

Consultants are famous for their magical abilities with PowerPoint. You won’t find a consultant who has worked at the Big 4 or MBB who is not adept at making slides and presenting with Microsoft’s software. But why are their slides so good? The obvious reason is that consultants’ PowerPoints have to be. Consultants earn their …

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How to Answer Market Sizing Interview Questions: With Examples

Market sizing questions are the test of a consultant’s mettle. They are classic interview questions. In the case study interview, the interviewer is bound to ask you to make an estimate of a market size. Don’t be intimidated by market sizing. The numbers are big, but the logic can be simple! Market sizing questions literally …

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What is an S-Curve in Consulting? Solved!

An ‘S curve’ refers to the distinctive S-shape of certain line graphs. According to the way consultants use it, an ‘S curve’ refers to a graph that plots the number of people who have bought or adopted an innovation. It usually refers to a new product or service for which no closely competing alternatives exist …

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What is the Consulting FIT Interview?

The consulting interview process has two separate portions. The case interview and the fit interview, which is also called a PersonalExperience Interview (PEI) at McKinsey. These are designed to assess different skill-sets. While the case interview examines your analytical and numerical skills, fit interviews determine whether you have the soft skills for management consulting and …

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Consulting Applications: Complete Guide

We get asked general questions about recruitment all the time by students and graduates. How does recruiting work in consulting? How do I get a job in consulting? When do applications open? This article should provide a comprehensive answer. First, check out McKinsey’s recent video on the application process for 2020. Clue – it might …

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The Pyramid Principle – Barbara Minto

The “Pyramid Principle” is a McKinsey problem-structuring tool. Barbara Minto first popularised it in her book and it has since come into common usage by consultants around the world. It is used for communicating in a fast, direct and efficient manner. Believe it or not, Barbara Minto also invented MECE! “By deliberately forcing yourself to …

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