Credit Fund Interview Coaching
Choose Your Preferred Engagement Model:
Option 1: Comprehensive Package
The Comprehensive Package is our core service that we provide to our clients recruiting for credit investing roles, both public credit and private credit. As the name implies, we will work with you comprehensively 1-on-1 through the entire recruiting process following our structured program to prepare you on all the different aspects of the candidacy.
Many of our most successful engagements were delivered under our Comprehensive Package. Unfortunately, because we are a small team (and we like to keep it this way), we can only take on a small batch of clients for each recruiting cycle in order to guarantee quality of service. Please fill out the form above and contact us regarding availability for your recruiting cycle.
Option 2: Hourly Coaching (10 Hours / 5 Hours / 2 Hours)
Our Hourly Coaching package provides 1-on-1 interview coaching services on an ad hoc basis, personalized to your needs. Simply purchase the 2-10 hour packages above and use the hours whenever you like. As an hourly client, you get to set your own agenda. We can spend the time working on technicals, behavioral, credit investing mindset, mock interviews, or other areas.
During checkout, you will be prompted to fill out a form about yourself and your objectives. Please be thorough in the questionnaire and try to provide all the relevant details. After completing the purchase, our project manager will reach out to you at the email you provided and arrange for the coaching sessions with a designated consultant.
Our hourly coaching are personalized 1-on-1 sessions tailored to each client’s specific needs. We conduct our coaching sessions via phone calls and digital communications (i.e. Skype, WhatsApp, etc). Each coaching session will be at least 1 hour in length. Time spent online during calls and offline reviewing materials are both tracked.
Please plan to use all coaching sessions within 180 days of purchase.
We understand recruiting can be unpredictable and we’ll do our best to accommodate last-minute requests. But advanced notice will be greatly appreciated! If you have to reschedule, let us know at least 1 hour in advance. Please avoid lateness and last-minute cancellations.
I signed up for a credit-focused case study practice, which was a perfect simulation for my upcoming interview. As a result, I nailed the case study and received an offer from a top credit fund in their Associate program.- Off-Cycle Client Received an Offer from Ares Management Credit
The Core Credit Strategies
Direct Lending | Liquid Credit | Distressed
10X can help clients recruiting for liquid credit ("public credit" consisting of syndicate loans and high yield bonds), direct lending ("private credit"), and distressed debt / special situations.
Americas | Europe | Asia Pacific | RoW
While most of our team is located in the United States, we can help clients located anywhere in the world. In particular, we’re also familiar with EMEA and APAC recruiting expectations.
All Recruiting Processes
On-Cycle | Off-Cycle | Lateral | Training
Different members of our team specialize in different cycles. As an institution, we’re familiar with and have helped clients earn offers from top firms through both the on- cycle and off-cycle processes.
Read a case study on how 10X made an impact on our client’s career.
How 10X Can Help
1. Career Counseling
Not sure what exactly to do post banking / consulting? Debating between public credit vs. private credit? We can help you navigate the choices.
2. Strategic Positioning
We’ll assess your situation and strategize with you to determine how you should position your candidacy for the best results.
3. Resume Edits
Those responsible for recruiting will likely spend 30 seconds, if that, glancing over your resume. Let’s make those 30 seconds count.
4. Story Telling
Having a good story is critical to convince headhunters to give you the right opportunities and to win over your interviewers.
5. Process Advisory
We keep our Comprehensive clients updated about opportunities and potential upcoming interviews that we hear through our channels.
6. Headhunter Meetings
Headhunters in North America and Europe play powerful roles in recruiting. We’ll help you navigate the process.
Behavioral questions (ex-story) is extremely important and the responses need to convince the interviewers that you’re the right fit.
Technicals for credit recruiting tend to be slightly more challenging than IB technicals in that they tend to require more critical thinking.
9. Deal Discussions
Most of the interview for investment banking and management consulting candidates will revolve around deal discussions.
10. Modeling Test
Credit candidates need to have strong modeling skills. 10X can arrange modeling sessions.
11. Case Studies
Work on both practice case studies with our team so you’re prepared for the real thing.
12. Credit Pitch
Probably the most important thing in credit hedge fund interviews. We’ll tell you if your idea sucks and help you perfect your pitch.
13. Investing Acumen
We’ll help you think like an investor. Applicable to all candidates, but particularly relevant to credit investing candidates.
14. Mock Interviews
Practice makes perfect. And there’s no better way to get ready for interviews than to practice through mock interviews.
15. Offer Selection
The offer you choose will have significant consequences on your career path. Let us help you make an informed decision.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will I be working with?
You’ll be working with a member of 10X’s credit investing practice, who is likely a former Associate at a top credit investing firm (i.e. KKR, Blackstone, Sixth Street, etc) and share a similar background as yourself. We generally try to pair our clients with someone on our team who share similar background and have undergone similar challenges to ensure best client service.
Are the 10X consultants current working professionals in the industry?
Yes, all of our consultants are working professionals and provide consulting services on the side during their free time. In fact, we encourage our consultants to work full- time in the industry. This gives us a competitive edge because we can stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends and best practices that we can share with our clients. Only our operations team work at 10X on a full-time basis.
How will the coaching sessions be delivered?
Most of our coaching sessions are delivered through either phone or digital communications (i.e. Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, etc). We do not accommodate in-person coaching sessions for hourly clients, unless given special circumstances.
My interview is tomorrow. Can you help?
We suggest you make the purchase as soon as possible. If we’re unable to accommodate the request, we’ll refund your money. While we have the capability to accommodate last-minute requests, we ask that you please be considerate of our time and try to give us as much advance notice as possible.
Can you guarantee that I will get the offer?
We cannot guarantee that you will get the offer. The engagement is purely for educational purposes. Our engagement is to coach you and help you present the best of yourself to firms. We have a very strict business ethics standards and conflict of interest policy and do not participate in guaranteed arrangements of any kind.
Why should I engage 10X to help my career?
There are so many reasons, but we’ll just highlight two. One, we’re the best. We are a small team, but we’re the best at what we do. Our team is not only from Wall Street’s top firms and top-ranked within these firms (top performing analyst, promoted to associate / vice president, etc.), but we also have the most experience in terms of helping clients succeed with their careers. Two, it’ll have one of the best Return on Investments. For reference, our fee represents <1% of what you’ll make in a single year. Hiring us is a small investment relative to the impact we can make on your career.
Does the coaching packages include any of 10X’s other products (i.e. Guides, online course, etc)?
Our coaching packages only include our time and does not include other products that we sell on our online store. They would have to be purchased separately. For Comprehensive Package clients, you will receive other proprietary materials, just not the items being sold on our platform.