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Sidi

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McKinsey Engagement Manager & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 50+ candidates secure MBB offers

  • McKinsey & Company, BCG
  • English, French, German
  • Germany
  • $319 / hour
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Top skills

  • Case & Fit Interview
  • McKinsey style
  • BCG style

My approach

------------------ ABOUT ME ------------------

I am an experienced McKinsey and former BCG consultant, having led teams and worked for top level clients in Germany/Europe as well as numerous countries across Africa and the Middle East for 7 years. 

I served as a member of the core recruiting teams in BOTH firms. In this function, I have formally interviewed more than 100 applicants in recent years. Hence, I am using the REAL evaluation method and scoring frameworks that McKinsey and BCG base their decisions on and that you will be evaluated against when interviewing with these firms! Knowing both firms deeply from the inside, I can give you unique insights into the nuances that will make a difference for McKinsey or BCG respectively!

 

-------- I DON'T TEACH FRAMEWORKS, I TEACH THE RIGHT WAY OF THINKING --------

When building your case solving muscle, it is much more important to focus on quality, rather than quantity! If you fail to develop the right thinking frame, routines, and habits, the effect of doing more practice cases will be actually detrimental! So scrutinizing the right elements in terms of how to approach business problems by means of a rigorous and bullet-proof thinking frame has to come very early in your process!

For example, probably the BIGGEST misconception that I unfortunately see with many many candidates who want to build up their case solving muscle is the failure to acknowledge and internalize the following:

Structure DOES NOT equal frameworks!

The multiple frameworks that you can find in pertinent case literature for different types of business questions are nothing more than a good basic toolbox in terms of which areas to look into for certain types of problems. However, they are very poor regarding HOW TO APPROACH a case and HOW TO DRAFT A ROADMAP for solving the case. This approach and roadmap needs to be rooted in rigorous and specific logic. Unfortunately the "framework learning philosophy" brought forward by, e.g., Case in Point, is the very reason why an overwhelming majority of candidates will not get an offer. Hence, teaching my mentees how to approach ANY type of business situation by means of first principles rather than "frameworks" is one of the fundamental elements established early on in my coaching sessions.

 

------------------ TRACK RECORD AND OFFERING ------------------

As a private interview coach, I have helped more than 50 candidates to break into consulting in the last 18 months - with almost 90% success rate (only 7 candidates did not receive an offer)! Roughly 60% of these successful candidates secured offers from either McKinsey or BCG! The remaining offers distribute across Bain, Booz/S&, Roland Berger, and Oliver Wyman. I am NOT focusing on smaller firms!

As of today, I am the only expert on Preplounge who has worked several years as a full time consultant for two MBB firms. Given this experience, I can also offer well-founded perspectives when it comes to assessing cross-offers - specifically concerning decisions between McKinsey and BCG offers!

I offer both, Case Interviews and/or Personal Experience/Personal Fit Interviews - pick and choose, or get holistic coaching on both!

Moreover, I also can help you with a pack of about 15 written mock PSTs (Problem Solving Tests) specifically designed in the "McKinsey way". This is the best way to supercharge your preparation for this dreaded initial hurdle at the Firm.

I look forward to help you land multiple MBB offers!

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Education

Universities:
Otto-von-Guericke Universit├Ąt Magdeburg, University of California, Berkeley, University of Warwick

Majors:
Business Administration, Economics

Professional Experience

McKinsey & Company
Senior Engagement Manager
2013 - 2018
BCG
Senior Consultant
2011 - 2013

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