Axel

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Bain Consultant | Interviewer for 3 years at Bain |Passionate about coaching |I will make you a case interview Rockstar
Bain & Company
English, Swedish
Germany (GMT +2)
$179 / hour
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Case Interviews
Frameworks

Axel's Offers

Bain Ready Program
  • Master case structuring
  • Size any market
  • Top tips for FIT interview

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Education & Profession

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My Approach
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Contact me today to schedule a fit interview, mock case interview or to have me create a customized preparation program to help you significantly increase the chance of success. I have helped several people get offers from Bain, BCG, and McKinsey. I spent over three years screening and interviewing candidates at Bain & Company so I know exactly what your interviewer will be looking for. 

--- WHY I AM BEST PLACED TO HELP YOU ---
I spent four years with Bain & Company as a consultant working in a wide variety of cases in Europe and the United States. I have conducted 75+ first and second round interviews while at Bain & Company and know exactly what your interviewer will be looking for and can tell you exactly how to stand out from the competition and get an offer. I really enjoy coaching people and giving back by helping aspiring consultants get into the industry. 

I am happy to support you with my direct experience with the different firms/geographies/formats, including fresh graduates, experienced hires, and MBA hires.

 

---- THE VALUE I WILL PROVIDE IN OUR SESSIONS ----
My objective is to make sure you get an offer from your desired firm. Based on my extensive Bain experience will teach you exactly how to stand out from the competition, impress your interviewer, and avoid the mistakes that many candidates make. I will povide you with actionable feedback on how to improve and become a case interview rockstar!

 

(1) How to stand out from other candidates. While at Bain I have conducted 75+ actual case interviews and seen a wide variety of candidates with different backgrounds. Therefore I can provide you not only actionable feedback on your performance but I will also benchmark it against candidates that I have seen in live interviews. I can give you a good assessment of your chances of passing and the key areas you need to focus on. I will tell you the tips that will allow you to really impress your interviewer and stand out from the candidates you are competing against.

(2)  Adjusted approach based on your target firm 
I will teach you how to adjust your approach depending on the firm you are targeting both in terms of the behavioral part of the interview and the case study itself. The different firms have introduced new recruiting processes in recent years and I can help you tackle each in the best way. Through my network of consultant friends, I am well aware of how the different firms differ in approach. 

(3) Tailored approach based on your background and needs. I will tailor our session depending on the level that you are at and which level you are looking to enter at (e.g. fresh graduate, experienced hire, MBA hire). We will agree before the session what you are looking to get out of it and adjust the contents of the session accordingly 

(4)  Working together will significantly increase your chance of success. It’s no secret - it takes a lot of practice to become very good. You might be already on the right track, but you might not have the luxury of time. We will see how to be efficient in your preparation by using the right resources, avoid the most common pitfalls and be focused on correcting the weak areas.


--- EXAMPLES OF TOPICS THAT CAN BE COVERED IN OUR SESSIONS ---

 

// CASE INTERVIEW PREPARATION //
- Be challenged with REAL McKinsey/Bain/BCG cases - Learn how to break down the problem, communicate your solution in a structured manner, and impress your interviewer
Specific case type preparation: e.g. market sizing, market-entry, private equity, M&A
MBB specific interview types (candidate-led, data-driven..) and evaluation criteria
- Case Interview Math
Learn the best frameworks, targeted study and material (e.g. numerical tests, casebooks, PST..)
- What materials to use to prepare 

// BEHAVIORAL/FIT INTERVIEW PREPARATION //
- How to win over your interviewer in the first part of the interview 
- What to say and not to say
- Understand what recruiters are looking for  (process and selection rationale)
- The differences across geographies and companies (e.g. Bain Interview Approach vs McKinsey interview approach)

 

// EFFECTIVE CV AND COVER LETTER BUILDING //
I have screened thousands of CVs while at Bain (yes the Bain consultants do this) so I can tell you exactly what I was looking for in a good CV. No matter if you are a fresh graduate, experienced hire or MBA candidate I can tailor your CV to help you get an interview.

- Writing the optimal CV
- What to write in a cover letter
- How to get referrals

 

 Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions!

Best regards,
Axel

Axel's Coaching Package
Bain Ready Program
Includes 5 sessions
Master case structuring
Size any market
Top tips for FIT interview

As an experienced former Bain interviewer, I have designed this program specifically to help you secure your Bain offer by distilling years of interviewing experience and Bain knowledge into one program. Over 5 sessions I will ensure you that we cover all the key areas you need to excel in to succeed in a Bain interview process while tailoring my approach to your specific needs.

By buying this program you will get a preparation uniquely focused on Bain & Company from an experienced Bain interviewer and coach:

  • Bain interview style
  • Bain cases
  • Bain style FIT questions
  • Bain interview assessment framework

A typical program schedule would be as follows but can be tailored to your wishes and needs.

Session 1: Diagnostic Session

In the first session, we will run through a typical Bain first-round case and we will identify your key weaknesses and areas of improvement. On the basis of these, I will then prepare a personal preparation plan with specific homework and tasks that will help you make dramatic progress over the next sessions.

Such homework can include:

  • Math drills
  • Case structuring drills
  • Market Sizing
  • Top-down communications
  • Reading

Session 2: Case structuring

Nearly all candidates struggle with creating tailored, focused, and relevant frameworks. In this session, I will give you the skills you need to structure any business problem and allow you to impress your interviewer. Session covers:

  • Case structuring drills
  • Review 4-5 cases and work on structuring component only
  • Work on identifying key drivers of the solution
  • Work on communicating frameworks in a structured, top-down manner

Session 3: Market sizing

Market sizing is a key component of the Bain interview process and there is a high chance you will encounter it in your live interview. In this session, I will provide you with the skills you need to succeed in your market sizing interview.

  • Go through 2-3 market sizing problems
  • Work on communications of framework and maths
  • Top-down – bottom-up approach
  • Supply and demand-driven approaches

Session 4: FIT

FIT questions are becoming increasingly important as part of the consulting interview process and this also applies to Bain. In this session, we will cover how you should structure your responses and tailor the content to be attractive to the Bain culture and mindset.

  • Most common Bain FIT questions  
  • What to say and not to say
  • CV review
  • Motivation questions
  • Personal impact questions
  • Curveballs

Session 5: Final Interview

In this session, we will fully simulate the real experience as if it was your first round to get you mentally ready. This session will focus on tying together all the elements of your preparation into a high-pressure situation.

  • FIT questions
  • Full high difficulty case
  • Your questions for the interviewer

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By the end of the program, you will have acquired all the skills you need to succeed in a Bain interview process and can avoid the common mistakes that get people rejected. You will gain access to the best materials to assist your prep and a wider bain network of former mentees that will supercharge your chances of getting an offer.  

You will also have a good understanding of the mindset and attitude you need to bring to the table to get the offer!

I look forward to working with you and helping you in the first step of your consulting career. You can ping me with any questions via the Preplounge messenger.

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June 20, 2020 by Akram

Axel's program is as comprehensive as it reads. This program segments out all primary components of an interview into manageable pieces which allows Axel to provide tailored feedback to best prepare you for your Bain interview. Despite the programs' name, it could easily work for any management consulting firm (Axel just happens to have worked for Bain so he has further insight into their interview process). I would highly recommend this program for anyone preparing on this site, regardless of where you are in your journey to your interview(s).

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July 05, 2020 by Sonja

I found the ‘Get Ready for Bain’ program extremely helpful and would recommend it to everyone who has an upcoming interview with them. When I started it, I didn’t know how to structure cases and my communication was not very clear. However, since then I have made a lot of progress and addressed those weaknesses together with Axel. The first session was super useful, since I got an insight into how a real interviewer guides you through a case. Previously, I had only done a few cases with my friends, and the experience is very different if you work with someone who has been trained to give case interviews. After the interview, Axel gave me detailed actionable feedback and completely changed the way I thought about case structuring. Hence, the next session, I practiced small structuring drills to implement that feedback. The case structuring session was good, because I was able to implement what I learnt during the week and Axel gave me hints on how to ensure that my frameworks are MECE as well as communicating the structure appropriately. Afterwards he provided extensive case structuring and market sizing prep material which I went through before the next session. With that preparation I was already in a good position when we did the market sizing session, as Axel was able to fine tune my performance. Due to that, I was able to get the most out of this session. The FIT session was really good practice, especially since I was struggling with communicating my stories in a structured way. I got feedback after each question which was helpful as I was able to attempt to implement that feedback when answering the next question. Besides that, Axel helped me pick the most suitable stories for this type of interview, which made me feel more confident. The final session was excellent practice for the real interview, as it covered both case and FIT components. It was good to see how far I have come since starting the program and Axel’s feedback made me aware of the areas I still need to work on before my real interview. He also gave me suggestions regarding how to target those areas for improvement effectively. Overall, I have a really positive experience with this program and it helped me come a long way from not knowing where to start a case and not communicating clearly to only having a few areas I can work on myself before my interview.

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