Landing an offer without a background in business is difficult, but it’s not impossible. Here are a couple of success stories from readers who managed to land offers:

Success Story:

Thank you so much for all of your friendly advice in the videos!  I came into the recruiting process with absolutely no background in business. After watching your videos, I felt much more confident about the process.

Thank you again for your generosity in making these videos available to students!  I am so grateful to have received five offers – I could not have done this without you!   I used your framework in every case interview and constantly reminded myself of the things you taught me!

Success Story:

I wanted to let you know that I received McKinsey offer as a non-MBA candidate. Thank you so much for all of your help throughout the process. There’s no way I would have been as confident as I was in the final round interview, if I had not used your Look Over My Shoulder® Program.

I specifically remember answering a question by saying, “My hypothesis is that this is a costs problem, if revenues are rising while profits are dropping, so I want to look at X, Y, and Z.

“That being said, because I don’t know the rate of the drop, this could still be a revenue problem, so I would also like to examine A, B, and C.” (Asking for the rate itself would have been more efficient, but it wasn’t an option in this context.)

This was the language that you recommended in Look Over My Shoulder®, and the interviewer cut me off and said, “perfect structure and excellent work on explaining your hypothesis.”

That was the best 200 some dollars that I have ever spent, and I HIGHLY recommend that candidates download the audio files and listen to them over and over. I loaded them in my car, and listened to them almost every day for a month before the interview, and they became second nature.

One thing that I realized after getting an offer – you don’t have to have a perfect performance to still pass. in fact, I would say that I did poorly in one of the cases, and made small math errors in each one.

Still, I think that my structure and ability to convince the interviewers that I was thinking in a problem-solving mindset was enough to overcome these mistakes.

If you could please add me to the mailing list of starting consultants, I would be very grateful.