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# Victor Cheng's Look Over My Shoulder Program (LOMS)

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Has any one purchased the LOMS? How would you rate it? Worth the buy?

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07 Nov 2011, 13:45
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Hi guys,

I wonder that no one has answered this simple question - in fact, I think Victor Cheng's LOMS programm is the Nr.1 resource for case-interview preparation. of course, it is good to start with some books in order to familiarize yourself with the general application and recruting process, but once you have filed your application, have practiced some fit-questions is the right time to order LOMS. Yeah, it is not cheap and it has some disadvantages, but I would strongly recommend it (and I do not receive a cent from Mr. Cheng).

You receive nearly 10 hours of case-interview recordings, where you easily can see what mistaces to avoid and how to manage time, wording, drawing etc. The only disadvantage, which I think the programm has, ist that most of the cases analyzed are "Profit=Revenues-Costs" problems, which in fact are the most common ones, but you can also face other types of problems - restructuring, general strategy cases, M&A etc. But LOMS is a wonderful tool teaching you how to think. Once you are accustomed to that it's easy to tackle every type of case.

PS: I somehow bombed my first MC interview with BCG, but only my excellent case interview performance gave me the ability to get a member of their re-apply programm, and apply only i 3-6 months time, and not the regular 18-24 months time (I completely bombed their analytical test~like McKinsey's PST). But LOMS worked!

Hope this helped. If you have any other, more specific questions, feel free to ask
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29 Dec 2011, 16:29
I must agree with bgpower here: use books on case interviewing for the basics. How to tailor your cover letter and resume, what (not) to say during 'experience' interviews or the 'airport' test and the basic approach of case interviews.

But especially if you don't have the ability to practice 'live' or only practice with other inexperienced candidates, Victor Cheng's website and LOMS especially are a great place to start. Especially the LOMS cases where Victor interviews better candidates help you 'sound like a consultant'.
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17 Jan 2012, 14:31
I want to buy LOMS one of these days. In what format do you receive the files actually? Is it multiple mp3 files? I thought it may be nice to listen to them in the car

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19 Jan 2012, 06:26
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Hi Geoff,

yep, audio files are in mp3 and written files are in pdf. I had uploaded all LOMS files on my iPod and listened while jogging, driving etc. - everywhere!

Regards,

Exactly, 5 cases, with 3 to 5 attempts of 30 to 50 minutes in length in separate mp3 files and transcriptions (not the best, some errors) in pdf.
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04 Aug 2012, 00:58
It's good; I bought it. However I found the book more or less equally good - not sure LOMS is value for money in that perspective..

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07 Nov 2012, 17:27
I have it. It's a great way to really internalize a couple of basic points. Frankly, I think the 4 or 5 times when victor interviewed himself are the most helpful. Sometimes I felt like wasting my time listening for an hour to some random person that clearly does no know how to do well in a case interview. So if you can borrow the tape from a friend for these 4 or 5 best practices, I think you have the gist of it.

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21 Apr 2016, 02:58
Hi,

Has anyone tried https://www.firmsconsulting.com/ this? I am still unsure what to use!

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Personally what I don't like about all the Chengs, Cosentino etc..is their over-reliance on frameworks.
Frameworks are good study aids, but, they are not magic plug ins enabling you to crack cases, as Cosentino puts it. All my friends learnt the 12 magic frameworks. None of them got in.

Structure is super important in consulting, but they should teach you to create your own structure, rather than applying a ready-made recipe..
I practised with My Consulting Coach. I loved two things about them:

1. The interviewer was absolutely amazing and forced me to structure my thinking and create my own frameworks: i was learning a mindset, rather than a few charts
2. With around 350\$ you can do 4 hours of real interviews, and, at least for me trying to do things is very different from passively listening to some recordings. Maybe you feel you understand everything from recordings, but then when you have a real interviewer pressuring you everything vanishes...

Then i had my real interviews, and believe me, they were very to the ones I had with my coach..and I got into McK..

You can check them out here: http://www.myconsultingcoach.com/case-interview/

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