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Vadik asked on Jun 04, 2016


I'm preparing for a 1st round interview with Bain that is to take place over Skype.

I was wondering if anyone has had experience with a "real" skype interview and if so, what are the most important things I need to be aware of or prepare for.

Also, If there is anything different in a 1st rd. Bain interview compared the other top firms, information regarding that would also be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the assistance,

Vadik Drozdovski

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MIT MBA | Bain & Co | Ex-Google | 4+ year coaching experience

The most important issue with Skype interviews is that it is much harder to connect with your interviewer.

To make sure you can do this whilst creating a good impression and cracking the case, you must:

  • increase your level energy during communication
  • write neatly so that you can turn your paper towards the computer if you are asked to draw a graph or you want to show your structure or market sizing methodology
  • avoid any distractions, including bad WiFi connections.
  • Practice many Skype and face-to-face interviews so that you can appreciate the different between them and further adjust your performance.
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