LOMS - usefulness

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Hello to everyone.

Is there anyone that has been using LOMS for MBB preparation? I am thinking about buying it but not sure if it is a good business in the end.

Thanks

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Comments (9)

May 12, 2016

I would say that LOMS was worth the money. For me, the primary benefit was in hearing the actual structure of interviews, which made me more comfortable in the first round interviews. I found the LOMS interviews to be broadly reflective the interviews I had with two MBBs. Also, I found Cosentino and Cheng's books to both be useful.

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May 13, 2016

Context: recently went through consulting recruitment

IMO, LOMS is best used if you don't have much exposure to case interviews or similar analytical experiences. It provides an good example of how you may crack a case but I don't think it's the 'be all and end all' as it's sold to be.

Depending on where you are with your prep, I'd suggest focusing your efforts first on understanding the major types of cases (e.g. market sizing, profitability, etc.) and patching up any weaknesses (e.g. maths, reading exhibits, communication, etc.). Once you've done that, I found it effective to practice the 'structuring' of the case alone and then practice complete live cases with partners.

May 13, 2016

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May 13, 2016

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May 13, 2016

All of my interviews (Bain, BCG and McK) were quite similar to the last few LOMS interviews (i.e. the instructor-led cases). None of mine, not even the McKinsey ones, were as candidate led as the first 5 or 6. I'm not sure how much it changes between different geographic locations, though.

May 13, 2016

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