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    Can current consultants coach candidates/students online while working at an MBB firm?

    coaching expert coaching
    Most recent answer on Sep 18, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 17, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 17, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, The short answer is no, they cannot. There are a few reasons they cannot: You cannot use the brand of the company while in their services to make $ The implications to your productivity while at the firm are i ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 18, 2021
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    Used Car Market Sizing

    Application BCG BCG online case BCG McKinsey and Bain Client and MBB coaching Imbellus office preferences Referral
    Most recent answer on Sep 14, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 12, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 12, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Please don't forget to segment for most market sizings. This is overly simplistic! Ultimately, you need to segment in a way that helps you get closer to the answer (i.e. takes you from guessing to estimating). ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 14, 2021
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    Coaching in advance - payment later

    case coaching Case structure and frameworks Case training coach coaching MBB
    Question edited on Sep 05, 2021
    The best answer (on Jun 24, 2021) is from:
    Christine
    Admin
    PrepLounge Community & Marketing Manager
    Christine
    Admin
    gave the best answer on Jun 24, 2021
    PrepLounge Community & Marketing Manager
    Dear Anonymous, thank you for your answer. Even though most of our experts here have already mentioned that PrepLounge is not the right platform for you if you are looking for such a payment method. I just wanted to ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 05, 2021
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    How to find coaches who have interviewed candidates while at the firm?

    case coaching coaching
    Most recent answer on Sep 03, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 02, 2021) is from:
    Agrim
    CoachingPlus Expert
    ex-BCG Dubai PL | 100% Personalised Coaching | 2021 Real Cases only | 6+ years in Consulting
    Agrim
    CoachingPlus Expert
    gave the best answer on Sep 02, 2021
    ex-BCG Dubai PL | 100% Personalised Coaching | 2021 Real Cases only | 6+ years in Consulting
    BCG generally puts Project Leader and above in the interviewer seat, while McK also has Associates doing their bit. That said, a good coach is one who can guide the candidate in the right direction and transfer knowledg ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 03, 2021
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    Performing well during peer/coach cases but not during actual interviews

    BCG BCG Case Interview case coaching coaching mock case
    Most recent answer on Sep 02, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 01, 2021) is from:
    Erica
    Expert
    Content Creator
    Ex-McKinsey / 100% offer rate / LBS / Principle driven / Real case/ If you get the interview, you should get the offer!
    Erica
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 01, 2021
    Ex-McKinsey / 100% offer rate / LBS / Principle driven / Real case/ If you get the interview, you should get the offer!
    Hi there. It seems like your issue is more psychological than technical - meaning your case skill should be good but you perform under average due to the stress you put on yourself during real interviews. The following ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 02, 2021
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    Recommendation for Bain case interview coach

    case coaching coaching Coaching Call expert coaching
    Most recent answer on Aug 25, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 16, 2021) is from:
    Florian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Florian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Aug 16, 2021
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Hey there, 1. I would simply go into the coaches database and filter for Employer: Bain Recommendation Rate: Descending 2. Look at the first couple of coaches, read their reviews and success rates.  3. Reach out to them ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 25, 2021
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    Choosing coach with genuine interest

    coaching expert coaching
    Most recent answer on Aug 21, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 18, 2021) is from:
    Agrim
    CoachingPlus Expert
    ex-BCG Dubai PL | 100% Personalised Coaching | 2021 Real Cases only | 6+ years in Consulting
    Agrim
    CoachingPlus Expert
    gave the best answer on Aug 18, 2021
    ex-BCG Dubai PL | 100% Personalised Coaching | 2021 Real Cases only | 6+ years in Consulting
    Hi there, it is unfortunate that you had such an experience. However, here are some things you can do to improve your success with coaches.: Before you sign-up for a session with a coach - you have the ability to chat w ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 21, 2021
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    Need advice/input on selecting a coach

    case coaching coaching expert coaching
    Most recent answer on Aug 20, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 16, 2021) is from:
    Ken
    Expert
    Ex-McKinsey London final round interviewer
    Ken
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Aug 16, 2021
    Ex-McKinsey London final round interviewer
    The number of meetings on PrepLounge only speaks to how long they have been on the platform and how much of their time they spend on case coaching. Assuming the same price, similar approach and both good reviews I would ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 20, 2021
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    If case interviews are given by project leaders and above, then how do coaches who are not project leaders coach?

    Case Interview coach coaching
    Most recent answer on Aug 02, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 02, 2021) is from:
    Sofia
    Expert
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    Sofia
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Aug 02, 2021
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% candidate success rate | Personalized approach
    Hello! This is absolutely a fair question. While it is true that case interviews are conducted by senior consultants (project leader/engagement manager level and above) with the rare exception, junior consultants at mos ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 02, 2021
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    Referral from Coaching + # of sessions

    coaching Referral
    Most recent answer on Jun 28, 2021
    The best answer (on Jun 27, 2021) is from:
    Henning
    Expert
    Bain | passed >15 MBB interviews as a candidate
    Henning
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Jun 27, 2021
    Bain | passed >15 MBB interviews as a candidate
    Hi A! I don't give referrals based on coachings, but maybe some other coaches do.  Here's my general recommendation on how to make the best of your case prep: In my experience, practicing 15-20 cases is suffici ... (read entire answer)
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    on Jun 28, 2021
    Last Activity

    Any feedback on High Bridge Management Academy?

    coaching
    Most recent answer on Jun 21, 2021
    The best answer (on Jun 18, 2021) is from:
    Madalina
    Looking for solid partners. Currently preparing for McK interview
    Madalina gave the best answer on Jun 18, 2021
    Looking for solid partners. Currently preparing for McK interview
    Hey, I've been in the last class that HighBridge organized, so just finished in May - the results I had were: - passed cv screening and cover letter at all companies I applied to: McKinsey, BCG and Kearney (they giv ... (read entire answer)
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    on Jun 21, 2021
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    Coaching for Consulting Manager

    coaching
    Most recent answer on May 31, 2021
    The best answer (on May 14, 2021) is from:
    Antonello
    Expert
    Content Creator
    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Antonello
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on May 14, 2021
    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Hi, I have supported tens of experienced candidates in achieving offers in consulting. Feel free to text me to discuss my approach Best, Antonello
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    on May 31, 2021
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    © PrepLounge Easter Raffle: Great Prizes For Your Case Interview Prep!

    Case Interview case interview preparation Case Prep coaching community MBB preplounge
    Most recent answer on Apr 04, 2021
    Christine
    Admin
    asked on Mar 29, 2021
    PrepLounge Community & Marketing Manager
    Happy Easter dear PrepLounge Community! We prepared a special raffle for you with the opportunity to win a 20 Week Premium Membership, an exclusive coaching session, and coupons for your next Premium Membership on PrepLounge! During our special Easter raffle you have the opportunity to win: ❀ 1st place: 20 Week Premium Membership worth €149 ❀ 2nd place: Exclusive case interview coaching session with an ex Bain consultant ❀ 3rd - 7th place: 50% coupon on 6 Week Premium Membership How? 1. Head over to our LinkedIn or Instagram account (or both to double your chances) 2. Leave a ... (read entire question)
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    on Apr 04, 2021
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    How is a PrepLounge coach's recommendation rate computed?

    coaching
    Most recent answer on Mar 23, 2021
    The best answer (on Mar 22, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Mar 22, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, You have not offended anyone at all! I think it's super important to ask these "hard" questions if spending time + money on something. Please also ask these hard questions when seeing if a job/role are rig ... (read entire answer)
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    on Mar 23, 2021
    Last Activity

    Looking for coaches with experience in preparing for Private Equity case interviews

    coaching Private Equity
    Most recent answer on Feb 28, 2021
    The best answer (on Feb 26, 2021) is from:
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Francesco
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Feb 26, 2021
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Hi there, I helped a few candidates to prepare for PE interviews for the case part, the most recent landed an offer from Bain Capital. The format you described is similar to the structure for a written case - I help ... (read entire answer)
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    on Feb 28, 2021
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    Coaching

    case coaching coaching help money
    Most recent answer on Feb 24, 2021
    The best answer (on Feb 23, 2021) is from:
    Gaurav
    Expert
    Content Creator
    Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies
    Gaurav
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Feb 23, 2021
    Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies
    Hi there, Ken has a point. + there is plenty of free materials available on different platforms + you can find a study-buddy I think some coaches do offer free training for which you pay after you sign an offer ... (read entire answer)
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    on Feb 24, 2021
    Last Activity

    Which coaches have had experience with OC&C and online cases?

    coaching OC&C
    Most recent answer on Nov 30, 2020
    The best answer (on Nov 18, 2020) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Nov 18, 2020
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, I'm happy to help you in your preparation. While there are a few different types of online cases, and we need to define which one it is (online test, written case, take-home case, etc) I've helped candidates ... (read entire answer)
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    on Nov 30, 2020
    Last Activity

    Hi - How can I directly message a coach before booking a session? thank you

    coaching
    Most recent answer on Nov 22, 2020
    The best answer (on Nov 21, 2020) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Nov 21, 2020
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    A picture is worth a thousand words. Click on their name, the click "send message" Easy!
    6
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    on Nov 22, 2020
    Last Activity

    Looking for Coaches

    coaching
    Most recent answer on Oct 29, 2020
    The best answer (on Oct 29, 2020) is from:
    Robert
    Expert
    Content Creator
    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    Robert
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Oct 29, 2020
    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    No problem - I believe restructuring is anyway a very common area to work!
    5
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    on Oct 29, 2020
    Last Activity

    How should I prepare for a coaching session with a preplounge coach?

    case coaching coaching preplounge
    Most recent answer on Oct 14, 2020
    The best answer (on Oct 13, 2020) is from:
    Robert
    Expert
    Content Creator
    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    Robert
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Oct 13, 2020
    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    Hi Anonymous, According to PrepLounge, this is how to prepare: https://www.preplounge.com/en/case-interview-coaching.php Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind to give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button ... (read entire answer)
    5
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    420
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    7
    Total Upvotes
    on Oct 14, 2020
    Last Activity
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