Preparing during working Full time

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Anonymous A asked on Jun 13, 2021

Hi All,

I have been preparing cases in the last few months so I am pretty familiar with things and overall my performance has been good/great (based on the feedback that I got from practice partners). I categorized myself as advance candidate (although I have still have some room for improvement)

However, I am about to start working full time and I am wondering what tips/suggestions that I can use for case preparation during full time job. I have had a coaching session and it was helpful and plan to take another lesson, for this thread I would appreciate if you can share best practice other than coaching. thanks so much

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Adi
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replied on Jun 13, 2021
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Same question answered here- https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/starting-a-new-non-consulting-job-preparing-for-mbb-applications-10029

All the best.

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Ian
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Hi there,

I would say my main advice here is to not burn yourself out! Make sure that you're only case prepping when you truly have the time and energy. If you're casing from 8pm till 11pm after work each day, you're going to wear down fast.

Get your sleep and make sure you're doing your job. These are your top priorities. Then, when you're feeling fresh/able to absord info, work on casing. Generally, I would reserve 1 weekend day for this and ensure the other one is spent on R&R in order to fully recharge!

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Francesco
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Hi there,

A few tips to optimize your performance:

  1. Use the Pomodoro Technique. You may have to do cases when already tired – it is important that you use correct techniques to maximize your productivity
  2. Practice early morning rather than late at night. It may or may not be feasible given your current job, but for most people mornings are more productive
  3. Optimize time during weekends. You don’t want to overwork during workdays to avoid burn out as mentioned by Ian

Best,

Francesco

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Udayan
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Francesco has some great ideas. I will say I advise people to take time off to prepare. This is not a very easy interview process and managing with a full time job can be very difficult. A few days off will do you good

Udayan

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