I went through 3 phases of interview running the past few years (+100 in-person interviews), interviewing with multiple consulting firms across the world (MBB, etc.).I have worked for both Simon-Kucher & Partners and Monitor Deloitte. I am also since 2 years an interviewer at SKP. Based on a new approach that I used for myself, I was able to land a job as a SeA at BCG, that I will be starting soon.
My approach is customized, depending on the areas of improvement of each candidate. I start the first session by assessing the strengths and areas of improvement of the candidate, so that we can focus on particular points (structuring, brainstorming question, clarifying questions, etc.). Then, on my side, I develop a framework that I use to work with the candidate to be able to improve point by point, in order to be laser-focused on what is needed for this particular candidate (I have strong material and methodologies that I developed and used for myself).
What matters for me is to have the candidate ready on the D-day. Ready means that the candidate was able to work on all areas of improvement, and is confident to succeed the interview, whatever the hardness of the case. So yes, I am not case-focused. I do not work with thousands of different cases hoping the candidate will land one of these cases. I teach the candidate how to think, structure, problem-solve & react on the spot during the interview, from scratch. I went through all these stages: from few years ago being the candidate that learns “Frameworks”, to today being able to adapt my approach & “really” problem-solve ! I do also help the candidates prepare the fit part of the interview (including Mckinsey PEI questions), I did develop methodologies to deeply explore oneself and find strong answers for fit questions, even for very tricky questions and questions that were not prepared/expected
I will be very happy to help you achieve your potential and succeed in your interviews. Let's chat :)