Did you enjoy the case interview coaching program? If yes, how?
I enjoyed the case interview coaching program very much. It was a challenging journey, lasting more than 6 months, but in the end it was all worth the effort. I received an offer from my favorite top-consulting firm. Everything went more than smoothly: Thanks to the intense and comprehensive coaching program, the real interviews felt almost like a walk in the park.
I feel that Michael honestly cares about my career and that he believes in my potential. This kind of support is invaluable.
Did the case interview coaching program meet your expectations? If yes, how?
Of course, I primarily applied for the case interview coaching program because I expected the whole training process to significantly increase my chances of landing an offer from one of the top three strategy consultancies. Now, the mere fact that I got an excellent offer from my favorite consultancy documents to me that the coaching program could live up to my high expectations.
More specifically, I see three points why the coaching program even exceeded my expecations.
What was the most important learnings from the case interview coaching program?
Besides the technical skills (i.e. estimation, brainstorming) the following three things were important to me:
Do you feel the case interview coaching program provided an advantage for you versus your own/other preparation? If so, in what way?
I did some practice sessions with people who were not familiar with the Firmsconsulting resources. I think the Firmsconsulting case interview coaching program provides you with following three advantages:
Can you recall any memorable moments?
Michael offered me to call me minutes before the interview when needed. I didn’t use that option but having this option calmed me down.
What would you like changed in the coaching program?
Do you believe your coach was effective?
More than effective.
Do you personally believe the sessions were tailored for your own development?
In hindsight, I think Michael applied a deficit model of learning when working with me. It felt like he expected me to jump up at least 8 metres. With my full effort I could “only” manage to jump up 5 metres. Of course, he would then say: “That’s not enough.You can jump higher.” At the interviews, I then felt like I was only expected to jump up 3 metres.
Only at the end of the coaching program, I think I understood his approach. It worked out fine for me. I have the impression that Michael knew exactly which buttons to push and that he tailored the sessions accordingly.
What are your thoughts on using former worldwide practice leaders to coach clients?
I assume it’s always an excellent idea to learn from the best.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I not only enjoyed the Firmsconsulting case interview coaching program itself but also interacting with the people that are attracted to the platform. The self-selection process at Firmsconsulting with regard to the participants is very effective.