1st session: during the 1st hour, we’ll perform diagnostic of your case solving skills. You will get a long case that touches upon several important areas (profits, market entry, challenging maths, etc.). No time limit, so you can fully focus on solving the case in the best way you can. The goal here is for me to understand exactly what are your current strengths and weaknesses, so I can design for you the most efficient plan to move forward.
* the case that will be given is one of the cases that I have already given to 50+ other candidates at your level of experience in order to compare your performance to this large batch.
During the 2nd hour, we’ll in turn perform diagnostic of your ability to answer various fit interview questions. I’ll ask you questions favored by companies that you target (for example McKinsey’s PEI) as well as some less common questions asked by partners during final rounds that are known to give a lot of troubles to interviewees(the purpose of those is to show you in full what you can expect during fit part).
2nd-5th session: based on your current level of preparedness those sessions can have a mock interview format where we’ll simulate fit and case* exactly as it’s going to happen during real interviews, or they can have more of a coaching session format with more of a discussion about best/worst practices. No matter the chosen format, you’ll get cases and fit questions that will specifically target the weakest points identified. After each session, we will discuss your progress and how do you feel about it in order to develop the best way forward for you. Each of those sessions will last at least 2 hours**.
*If for example you’ll be much better answering fit questions than solving cases then we could customize sessions to focus more on cases than fit
**If for some reason you are unable to find 2h time slots in your schedule, it could be possible to break our sessions into 1h each. Even in this setting, our sessions won’t have any time-constrain from my side. Each one will last as long as you will have questions to ask