We were too.
Back when we were interviewing, we didn't understand why case interview preparation felt so overwhelming.
Or why case interview "gurus" would tell us to be structured thinkers but then, instead of giving us a structured system to learn, just tell us to just memorize a few generic frameworks and "go do 30 or so cases".
Or what we were supposed to do when facing a crazy partner throwing a curveball question about the future of the aerospace maintenance industry.
And we didn't know how to get more quality preparation out of the limited time we had.
But it doesn't have to be this way...
Oh man, how mistaken I was! I can confidently tell that what I haven’t learned in one year and a half using other materials; I did in a month with Bruno and Julio.
How was that possible? Because they taught me to think. They taught really well the fundamentals. Don’t fall into the trap to memorize 10+ frameworks and questions, because by the end of the day, the firms want your reasoning, your logic, your interpretations. Not what you memorized.
Along with teaching you a more practical and more effective practice routine, the courses provide you with real opportunities to stand out in your interview in full, not only in the case. Every time I would read case interview material on the internet, I’d be met with anguish for thinking I didn’t have the time for all that, not to mention having no idea where to start. CraftingCases seems to have found a way to minimize this anguish faced by many and teaches efficient practice routines to improve in your cases and even help you start out from scratch.
The result of this training was an offer from BCG and final round interviews with McKinsey, even though I could only practice just under two hours per day due to my job.
I’ve spent the last three months working on my interviews, believe me when I say I’ve read pretty much all the specialized websites and blogs, all the books you can think about (Cheng, Cosentino, Vault, McKinsey Mind, Crack the case…..), I’ve watched dozens of hours of YouTube videos, read around 800 pages/slides of cases, and practiced around 30 cases with partners.
Yet, with your website I still learned so much that I’m even close to readapt my entire approach, it’s amazing what you guys are doing, really. I feel it’s giving me the last push I needed, that one edge over the other candidates that will hopefully guarantee me an offer.
From that point on, my studies have completely changed! I was finally able to understand in depth the fundamentals to structure a problem, how to calculate more efficiently and how to properly make brainstorms (yes, there is a proper way!). The Framework course specifically made a huge difference in my performance and through it I was actually able to give better feedback to my colleagues.