I have been an interviewer of 500+ interviews in my career for Associate, Consultant, Project Manager, Senior Manager/Principal roles as well as senior corporate strategy, corporate/business development and VP roles. In addition, I was giving final round interviews, gave out offers and was the interview captain/manager at recruiting days in my role as Associate Partner in my c. 10 years at Bain and in senior management of Fintechs.
I have conducted interviews for offices in 8 countries (DACH, Dubai, Saudi, Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan) and know the specifics as well as case focus.
I have coached more than 100 people over the past 12 years with highest success rates in top tier consulting or strategy roles. I got the feedback that people feel the individual approach as well as a steep learning curve when working with me.
I have learned one thing about being successful in Top tier consulting and strategy roles that I teach the people that I coach: a) Understanding your strengths and weaknesses b) Getting the fundamentals right c) Developing a routine and feeling comfortable in cracking business problems.
The key for a successful interview prep is the right focus and a clear structure to prepare. It is important for me to make the most out of each training session, so you will always have some elements of cases cracking in there - become a case master!
My coaching is exactly build in this way to save time and money for you:
Beforehand: Send me the following:
an overview of your prep work and feedback (if available) so far
A self assessment of your strengths and weaknesses
Quick intro with discussion of your ambition and goals, your prep so far, and self assessment
Quick assessment case with debrief for me to understand your style as well as main areas of focus (structure, leadership, quants, social skills, etc.)
Training plan as well as tipps and tricks for self study to prepare for the next session
Very clear and actionable advice on how to tackle the focus areas
- 1. Minimum of two cases (different industries) - this is where you need to excel
- 2. Actionable feedback and tailored aproach to tackle your weak spots
- 3. Review coachig plan
3. Session and onwards:
According to plan, but it will always be cases and/or tailored exercise
If an interview is upcoming - special training on CV/”give-and-get” training to have a great start into an interview and learnings on how to build a good relationship with the interviewer
I hope to get everyone ready at latest the 3rd session. It is about focus and tailoring the coaching process, so the above is just an example of a structure. If you already have a clear plan and just want practice and last minute advice, this is also perfectly all right.
Let’s get there together and become a master case cracker!