In this podcast, and related article, we discuss a very common mistake candidates make. They assume that because a consultant has a reputation for being a good consultant, they will naturally be a great case interview practice partner and/or an effective case interview coach. This is very far from the truth. Teaching is a skill. Great expertise at doing x does not at all imply great teaching skills for x.

We see this most clearly in sports and even universities. The greatest sports coaches may have been good at the sport in their youth, but they were rarely the stars. The same applies in universities, the greatest researchers are poor teachers.

Picking a good consultant to be your case interview coach offers superficial comfort, but often does not help you much.

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