Is it better to choose coach on ur mother tongue or english?

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Arty asked on Jan 11, 2020

Is that better to choose a coach for case interview who can speak your mother tongue (for example: german) or it doesn't matter? If i choose someone who speaks only english?

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Clara
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replied on Jan 13, 2020
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Hello!

What matters here is knowing the language that you will doing your interview in. Then, pick a coach with whom you can practice in that same one.

Most offices will do a combination between the local language + English -it´s a total must!-.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Luca
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replied on Jan 12, 2020
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Hello Arty,

It's important to get used to do interviews in the same language that you will have to use during your interviews. Consider also that most of the companies will test your english level during your process, so it would be useful to do some interviews in English in addition to the previous ones. This is really important during your everyday practice with other candidates.

Regarding the coach, I would give more importance to content and fit with you. You can have an idea of the methodology and personality reading the descriptions on our profiles.

Best,
Luca

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Vlad
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replied on Jan 11, 2020
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Hi,

For the coach, langugage won't really matter since it's just a couple of sessions. The more important is knowing the local specifics of the country you are applying to and here a local coach can help

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Antonello
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replied on Jan 11, 2020
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Hi Arty,
I recommend practicing most of mock cases with candidates in the language you are going to handle the interviews. About coaches instead, since we are talking about only a few sessions, I would consider who is the best fit for you in order to get experienced feedback on your structuring, communication, and problem-solving skills.

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Antonello

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