John

Expert
Content Creator
Ex Bain Case Team Leader I Focus on Private Equity I +80 interviews conducted at Bain I All cases based on real life cases
Bain & Company
English, German
Germany (UTC +1)
$259 / hour
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Meetings
51
Q&A Upvotes
11
Awards
20 Reviews

Top Skills

Explaining interviewer mindset
Though and/ or unusual cases (e.g. Private Equity)
Solving cases without standard frameworks

John's Offers

Resume Review
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  • Send John your CV beforehand
  • Get detailed feedback and tips

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My story and goal:

I failed all my interviews at MBB after I applied there for the first time. Two years later I got offers in all my interviews.

My personal goal is to help you get an offer and not make the same mistakes I made. Hint: Using only Victor Cheng, Case in Point  and others can lead you down the wrong path.

My coaching approach:

Please find below how I typically structure coaching and the type of cases that I use. However, I will always discuss a customized approach with you depending on your situation (prior knowledge, # of applications, prep time, etc.)

 

Typical two weeks before interview curriculum (3 sessions)

  • Assumed prior knowledge: +30 cases on Preplounge/ offline
  • Session 1: Assessment of your situation and background + Case 1 (I will send you an individual preparation plan afterwards)
  • Session 2: Case 2 + structuring homework beforehand
  • Session 3: Personal Fit interview + market sizing

 

Typical 4-6 weeks before interview curriculum (5-7 sessions)

  • Assumed prior knowledge: +10 cases on Preplounge/ offline
  • Session 1: Assessment of your situation and background + Case 1 (I will send you an individual preparation plan afterwards)
  • Session 2: Case 2 + structuring homework beforehand
  • Session 3-5: Cases 3-5
  • Session 6-7: Personal Fit interview + deep dives and delivery practice

 

Typical 8 weeks+ before interview curriculum (10+ sessions)

  • Assumed prior knowledge: Familiarity with solving cases through books, +5 cases on Preplounge or offline
  • Session 1: Assessment of your situation and background + Case 1 (I will send you an individual preparation plan afterwards)
  • Session 2: Case 2 + structuring homework beforehand
  • Session 3-5: Cases 3-5
  • Session 6-7: Personal Fit interview + deep dives and delivery practice
  • Session: 8-10: Cases 6-8

 

Case collection (real life cases from my own experience)

Case 1:

  • Industry: Private Equity / Health Care
  • Type: Value creation/ profitability
  • Key concepts: Capacity utilization, cost driver analysis

Case 2:

  • Industry: Technology
  • Type: Pricing, unusual settings
  • Key concepts: Pricing approaches, customer segmentation, approximations

 

Case 3:

  • Industry: Ride Hailing/ Venture Capital
  • Type: Market attractiveness
  • Key concepts: Market evaluation, segmentation

 

Case 4:

  • Industry: Recreational vehicles
  • Type: Cost cutting
  • Key concepts: Value chain analysis, cost cutting measures

 

Case 5:

  • Industry: Office furniture/ PE
  • Type: M&A
  • Key concepts: Synergies, Valuation

 

Case 6:

  • Industry: Soccer/ Sports
  • Type: Growth strategy
  • Key concepts: Revenue stream segmentation, adjacency growth

 

Case 7:

  • Industry: Industrial components
  • Type: Manufacturing footprint
  • Key concepts: Payback/ return calculations, competitive strategy, investment decisions

 

Case 8:

  • Industry: Banking
  • Type: Unusual case
  • Key concepts: Framing, customer segmentation, advanced maths

 

 

Personal Fit interview 1:

  • Run through CV
  • Why consulting?
  • Why company X?
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Drive/ impact
  • Unusual questions
  • Questions to interviewer

 

Personal Fit interview 2:

  • Deep dive on topics from part 1
  • Delivery practice (tone, gestures, etc.)
     

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