I worked for the Boston Consulting Group for more than four years before leaving for a sabbatical trip in South America. Having worked both in Milan, Italy and in Dubai, U.A.E, my experience at BCG spans across different industries and types of projects. During the time at BCG I carried out mock interviews and supported candidates, especially women, in the preparation phase before the real interview.
Candidates tend to focus on the preparation of the case studies, which is surely paramount, though oftentimes underestimating the importance of the personal fit part of the interview. During my coaching session, I would recommend to train both the case studies and the personal fit answers. As a first session, I suggest to mimic a real interview, while on later session I would focus primarily on the coachee’s weaker point, still replicating as much as possible the real interview.
I am happy to spend more than one hour per session if necessary.