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Case Interview Fundamentals is a 100% free course where we’ll show you exactly how to answer the 6 (and only 6) types of questions you need to solve a case interview, as well as how to create your own frameworks from scratch!
(Oh, by the way, none of this is taught by Victor Cheng or Case in Point.)
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What candidates are saying:
“Here’s the back story of our free course, Case Interview Fundamentals…”
Back when I was preparing, I was FRUSTRATED…
I had many questions in my head and, it seemed, no one had answers.
Case interview “experts” would preach things like:
- “You should always be structured in every part of the case!”
- “Make sure you can handle any type of case, even unusual ones!”
- “To get an offer you must learn to customize your frameworks!”
Unfortunately, they never showed how to be structured beyond the initial framework…
… they said I should learn to handle any case, but always showed similar examples that would conveniently fit their own frameworks…
… and they sure gave me lots of frameworks to be memorized, but they never showed how I could create my own structures.
These “experts” had lots of buzzwords (MECE, hypothesis, 80/20), but never showed exactly how to implement those in practice.
“It feels like a piece of the puzzle is missing…”
A friend said this phrase to me the night he failed his final round at Bain.
It rang so true.
As he described his interviews to me, I noticed he faced things I had never seen talked about in any book or video.
And that frightened me…
I was about to go into my own interviews and I felt like even if I absorbed everything from the recommended case books, I was still not going to solve them like a real consultant would.
Which is a problem… I knew consulting firms had the case interview exactly so that they could hire people who could solve problems like they did on the job.
Regurgitating a canned script to an interviewer seemed like a recipe for disaster.
Especially when that exact same script was used by the last three candidates that very same interviewer had met.
Sadly, it was too late.
I failed my interviews at every single firm I applied.
I had to wait a whole year to apply again.
Luckily, this time I changed my whole preparation approach.
I decided that I had to learn to actually solve problems like a real consultant in order to get the job.
Basically, I ditched all the traditional resources and rejected the “common sense” of what most candidates thought was the right way to prepare (because I knew almost none of them would get offers).
What I did instead is a story for another day…
But the important thing is that, through this new, more fundamental approach to cases, I passed every case interview I did and got offers at McKinsey and Bain.
The good news?
We’ve packaged this different (and better) approach to preparation in this free course which you can join today.
Why we created this course
After I left McKinsey and my partner Julio left Bain, we started helping candidates get their offers through 1-on-1 coaching.
Soon, we noticed the obvious: every single candidate was having the same issues that I had back when I prepared the first time (and got multiple rejections).
So we wanted to create a system they could use that gave them a big advantage in their interviews…
A system that:
- Prepared them for ANY situation (weird cases, curveball questions, unknown industries).
- Taught them how create their own structures so they could start any case and keep being structured throughout the case with confidence.
- Showed them how to do things (instead of just lecturing that “they should do it”) and gave them plenty of realistic practice.
Initially, this system was unavailable to the world.
It was exclusive to clients who did long-term coaching with us (minimum 10 sessions — which meant thousands of dollars).
And it gave them an INSANE competitive advantage.
We’d often see candidates who’d failed in the past (even after training 50+ cases and studying all other resources) dramatically improving shortly after using our system and eventually getting multiple offers.
We realized we were onto something — that not only had we identified the major flaws of how most people prepare for cases (that’s easy to realize), we had also found a better way to prepare.
Of course, we could’ve grown our coaching practice out of the success stories we were getting…
But we were so pissed to see so many smart people waste their time preparing in a wrong way…
… (Probably because we had wasted our time back then)…
… that we decided to change our business model and make the course available for free to all candidates.
(Btw, if you’re wondering how can we afford it to be free and what’s our business model, you can read about that in the FAQ section below.)
How this course works
The best way to understand this course is to, of course, join it and take it.
But here’s the 10,000 foot view:
First, we will show you a reliable method for you to answer any question your interviewer asks during a case interview.
We broke down case interviews into 6 “LEGO” blocks — six types of questions your interviewer asks at the beginning of and during your cases.
(Plus, the correspondent six types of tasks you should be able to perform to answer those questions.)
If you master these 6 Building Blocks, you’ll be able to solve any case you’re given — no matter the firms, the type of case, or the industry your hypothetical client is in.
You’ll always have full control of solving the case in the most effective way possible.
Then, we’ll show you the exact step-by-step methods you should use to solve each of the 6 Building Blocks in the same way a real consultant would.
There are tons of small things you’re supposed to do in each of the 6 Building Blocks of a case interview.
And if you miss these small things, your interviewer will feel weird. They’ll feel like you have potential, but that something isn’t right…
They might tell you that you’re almost there, and should try again next year… Or that you’re “over-prepared”… Or that your answers felt “robotic”.
(“Over-prepared” and “robotic”, by the way, are code for “you did everything kind of right, but I could sense from small details that you were actually repeating scripts out of a book”.)
The truth is that a series of small mistakes can get you rejected, even if you “solve the case”… Mistakes like:
- Forgetting to do a good reality check when finishing an estimation
- Not creating a MECE structure before generating a list of ideas
- Concluding a quant analysis with a number, instead of the implications for the client
The vast majority of candidates (even experienced ones) do these mistakes. Some out of habit, other out of ignorance (as many of these things aren’t talked about in case interview books.
Now, the good news:
In Case Interview Fundamentals (this free course), we break down each of the 6 Building Blocks into a bulletproof step-by-step approach.
We’ve designed these step-by-step approaches so that you’ll never make any of these small mistakes in your cases.
For instance, you’ll learn the “3-step approach to brainstorming”, the “4-step approach to create and present your frameworks”, and the “3-step approach to read and interpret charts”.
It’s a systematic way to guarantee nothing will fall through the cracks and that your answer will be just like that of a real consultant.
Finally, we will give you practice drills so you can learn everything we teach by applying it to real case examples.
We could just give you a bunch of theory and some techniques…
You would feel like you’re learning, and then, when rubber hits the road, you’d keep failing your cases.
But that would SUCK.
Which is why we added to this course several practice drills.
There’s absolutely NOTHING that we teach in this course that we don’t show applied to a real example.
What’s best, we’ve structured these examples in a way that you can practice along with us:
- First we give you the questions to be solved…
- … then you pause the video and solve it using the step-by-step approach we just taught you…
- … then you see how we solve that question…
- … finally, we give insights on other good ways to solve it, common mistakes people do, and what parts of the answer were must-haves vs. nice-to-haves.
It’s by far the best solo learning method there is for cases.
How do I join this course?
Case Interview Fundamentals is 100% free to join and you get unlimited access to the course for as long as you need.
To join, simply fill out your name and email in the top of the page and we will send you the link to the course page.
If you’re still unsure, you have two good options:
Option #1: Sign up for the course anyway and watch the first and second modules to see if you like it (the first couple modules last only a few hours and I know you’ll love it!).
Option #2: Check out the reviews and the FAQ below.
Of course, there’s always Option #3: going back to the traditional way of preparation…
… which means using the same resources as everyone else, not knowing where your blind spots are and having to rely on memorizing frameworks and repeating canned scripts that will make your interviewer yawn.
I trust you’re smarter than that 😉
And I’ll be thrilled to see you inside our free course, Case Interview Fundamentals!
(and if you like it as much as other people, see your review on the course as well!)
More reviews from other candidates:
Frequently Asked Questions:
This course has 7 modules and we recommend you take it in 7 days, though some people take a few weeks to go through it.
In total, there are 12+ hours of video content teaching you how to answer any question you could get in a case interview in a structured, step-by-step approach that delights interviewers.
(Almost 5 of those 12 hours are on teaching you how to build custom frameworks from scratch, with techniques and practice exercises — it takes that long, which is why no one else teaches this.)
Most people will take ~20 hours to finish the course if they take the time to do all the practice drills that come with it, which we highly recommend.
You have access to this course for an unlimited time. It’s not a “freemium” model — it’s actually a free course and you can go back to it over and over again (as many people do).
IMPORTANT: The course is fairly long because we teach things from first-principles and with the nuance for you to understand what’s really going on and so you can think for yourself in your interviews. Another thing that adds to the length are the multiple practice examples. We could’ve made it shorter by just telling you what to do, but that’s ultimately the flaw of every other case interview material out there. This one will actually show you how you should think in your cases.
We usually get this question from people who’ve gone from website to website, always feeling like a piece of the puzzle was missing, and were always disappointed that every resource out there is basically a copy-paste from the other ones.
This is NOT what you’ll find in this course.
We’ve designed our method 100% from scratch after helping ~200 candidates over a few thousand coaching sessions.
It is based on techniques to solve case interview problems in a similar way to how real consultants solve their clients’ problems.
Our assumption was that if we taught candidates how real consultants would answer those interview questions (instead of teaching them frameworks to be memorized, for instance), they would have very high acceptance rates, as that is exactly what the interviewers are looking for.
Those ~200 candidates had an acceptance rate of 60%, so our assumption was confirmed.
And every week we get many emails from candidates sharing how they had used traditional methods and had many troubles in their preparation and in real interviews because of it, and that those problems were solved once they started our free course.
To summarize: the methods of this course are completely unique and they’re also more effective. As importantly, many candidates love it — just take a look at the reviews on this page.
Starting this course now will help you improve much faster than you would otherwise, and accumulate less bad habits along the way.
If you’re just starting out, the best way to approach it is to take this course and, at the same time, do some mock interviews with other candidates.
This way, you’ll learn the correct technique to answer each of the 6 types of questions that happen in a case and learn to put that in practice in a realistic scenario (we explain why that happens in the 3rd video of Module 1).
Alternatively, some candidates report that they took the whole course before doing their first mock-interview and that it worked very well for them.
This works too, as long as you put it into practice in mock-interviews soon enough.
So, since this course is free and will help you prevent many mistakes, there’s only upside and no downside in joining now. You can get in, take a look at the first module and decide for yourself if you want to do the rest now or do it later.
My bet is you’ll love it and take it all in.
This course was originally created to help fairly advanced candidates (who’ve done 30+ cases) fix their bad habits, learn their blind spots and breakthrough their plateaus.
It can do this because it teaches the fundamentals of solving problems from first-principles that consultants expect to see in interviews (and that traditional resources never mention).
These are the very same fundamentals that cause intermediate and advanced candidates to plateau in their improvements due to blind spots and technique mistakes.
But we also structured it in a way that’s friendly for beginners to learn these methods and don’t get the bad habits many experienced candidates have.
So, if you’re a more advanced candidate, you will learn exactly why you’re not performing at the level you should, and how to fix it…
… and if you’re a beginner you’ll learn 3X faster and learn it the right way the first time around.
Back when we were candidates, we were seriously frustrated with how bad most prep materials are.
- They aren’t practical (teach you what to do, but not how to do it)…
- They over-rely on memorizing frameworks (something interviewers hate)…
- They don’t work in “unusual” situations (and pretend fairly common things like public sector cases don’t exist)…
But the worst part: they don’t show you the whole picture.
Modules 3 and 6 of this course are good examples of that. These modules cover two whole types of questions that other resources don’t even mention. And these question types aren’t even rare… You’ll get each of them 2-3 times in every single case.
(And yes, I’m leaving you a bit curious on purpose 😉)
So, in part this course is a labor of love:
We made this course free because we didn’t think it was right that thousands of people would go through this frustration of preparing with unhelpful, often misleading, resources every single year.
But we also need to make a living, of course.
Enter the second reason why this course is free: us giving away – for free – a course that’s better than everyone else’s paid one, is very good for our business.
For two reasons:
1) We get tons of word-of-mouth from candidates and future consultants for their friends to join our free course (because they like it and think it will be helpful for other people).
2) You’ll get to know our teaching style and (hopefully) trust that we have a lot to add in your preparation.
The way we make money, by the way, is by selling advanced courses on specific skills like structuring and estimations.
You can’t even find those courses on our website. We only want people who’ve gone through our free course, found value in it, and like our teaching style to join.
We won’t push you into joining our other courses either.
If you decide that you want to learn more from us beyond this (very comprehensive) free course, we’ll welcome you into our more advanced courses and feel happy that you trust us to help you improve…
… but if you decide to only use the free course, we’ll also benefit from that, as you’re likely to recommend us to other candidates (in some cases, for years to come).
Our incentive is to help everyone get the offer.
The best type of recommendation we can get is from current consultants who have used our materials and think they were key for them to succeed. If they happened to just use our free course and succeed with that, that’s an even more compelling reason for a new candidate to get to know our work.
Even though this course is comprehensive and quite long (~12 hours of content), it is organized in a way so that you can QUICKLY identify and focus on your biggest weaknesses.
We’ve had candidates go through parts of this course in less a weekend and report back saying it has instantly improved their performance.
If you’re like most people, you can get ~80% of the value of this course in 3-5 hours by picking the right parts to watch.
This will dramatically boost your chances of passing your soon to come interviews.
Here’s how you can do it:
Step #1: Watch Module 1 (1h30m) to identify which 1-2 of the 6 Building Blocks you should focus on.
Step #2: Practice those specific modules.
All modules, with the exception of the frameworks module, are between one and two hours long.
This means you can go through Module 1 + one module of your choice (your biggest weakness) in ~3 hours.
You can also go through Module 1 + two modules of your choice (your top 2 weaknesses) in ~5 hours.
That is, unless your biggest weakness is that you can’t build custom structures/frameworks…
… if that is the case, go through the Brainstorming and the Frameworks modules first. This will take you 6-7 hours and it will at least 5X your chances of passing your next round of interviews (as it’s very hard to pass without being able to structure problems).
If you’ve done 100+ cases and read everything on case interviews, how come you don’t feel prepared yet?
(And I assume so both because (1) you’re reading this and (2) if you felt prepared you’d likely have stopped preparing before your 100th case.)
It could be that you’re a perfectionist and you want to take the smallest possible amount of risk in your interviews. If so, just join the course and enjoy it. You’re in for a treat.
It could also be that most books and guides and resources are pretty much the same and not very helpful with the more advanced training you need…
… and that doing mock-interviews with other candidates who don’t always know what they’re talking about isn’t very helpful to improve after a certain point.
If this is you, I guarantee that once you join this course you’ll find at least 3 offer-busting blindspots and learn how to quickly eliminate them.
Bold claim, I know…
But I’ve seen it over and over again.
Candidates who never feel prepared often have their intuitions right — there is something missing. And you’re often just a couple techniques away from fixing those things and getting your offer.
Just go up to the top of this page and fill in the form with your first name and (a working) email address.
You’ll then get an email with the link to join the course. You’ll create a login and password in our platform (no credit card required, as this is 100% free) and get immediate access to the course.
In less than 2 minutes I’ll be with you in the first lesson 😉