Only have a couple days to prepare for MBB interview, any tips on how to best utilize my time? Pushing back unfortunately not an option. I understand case structure, but not necessarily strong in any aspect, should I focus on being very engaging to outweigh that? Any advice would be much appreciated

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Focus on profitability and business situation frameworks and practice how to tailor it to the usual case types. Go through victor Cheng videos if you haven't already. Also brush up on your 'stories" for the fit part - they come first and if you can connect well with the interviewers, they might be willing to help more with the case. The cases themselves are not very hard or long, 30 minutes or less. Be confident and comfortable, ask for help when you need it and acknowledge a mistake if you made one. The interviewers are usually friendly, so it won't be an unpleasant experience either way. Good luck!

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I think that you should make sur you're at least decent in structure/numeracy! Being very engaging will definitely help, but I dont think that will be enough. Focus on your strengths, but also make sure you addressed your weaknesses at a minimum. (i'm in the same position as you, only a couple of days to prep)

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Haha honestly I guess I’m trying to get reassurance that there’s still hope and I’m not entirely wasting my time here

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Since you’re already familiar with case structure: 1. Try to do 4-5 full cases 2. Pick up a case book and do frameworks on your own. Compare it to the fw in the case book and then create your “standard” branches of the different types of cases. You will need to customize these components to an extent but largely the concept stays the same 3. Create a checklist in your head for what to do in each component of case e.g. for math -> lay out formula for interviewer and then plug and chug. For charts -> pause, say what the over arching theme is, then focus on why 4. Watch some motivational videos going in to the interview Also why do you only have a couple of days to prepare? Or did you have a lot more but you chose only to start now?

Any case book you would recommend?

Dude you already are a consultant - I’d hope you’ll be fine. No one says “wow he did great on that case we need to hire them”. If more just weeds out the lemon. Just try not to puke on yourself and you’ll be fine.

This is terrible advice for a mbb interview. Very wrong

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