Case interview season begins

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It’s case interview season. Then, BBAM, time for case interviews. I interviewed at… Read More » The post Case interview season begins appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant case interviewSeems like students just got to school. Moving in, meeting a few people, and getting into an academic groove. There is one huge upside. You may have a job offer before Thanksgiving. Nothing like having a job lined up 6 months in advance.

How consultants interview clients

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This week my team interviewed more than 20 people, everyone from VPs down to the analysts and clerks. The interviews were a gold mine of insights – especially since we were still in the early days of the project and … Continue reading → Consultant Best Practices Business Business Development Clients Communications Customer EQ Interview

Consulting Interview Question Types

Tom Spencer

There are six types of questions that you may encounter in the consulting interview: Behavioural interview questions; Guesstimate questions (aka market sizing); Math questions; Brainteasers; Factor questions; and. Management Consulting consulting consulting interviews

Case interview advice from Bain

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It’s consulting interview season which means well-groomed MBAs are sitting across small tables with consulting firm partners and senior managers in something called a case interview. For those readers from consulting firms – you know this fire drill – and probably remember it fondly like Marines who remember “hell week” Case interview advice. Consultant Bain case interview interview advice

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25 great podcast interviews

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Interview podcasts. Here are my… Read More » The post 25 great podcast interviews appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Fun podcast podcast interviewsPodcasts are a win-win-win. 1) Great use of your time when you are running errands or mindlessly driving to/from work. 2) Free to download. 3) Access to hugely successful people giving you practical, fun, real advice. 4) Share with clients, friends, and family. Oh, let me say it again – they’re free.

Infosys Consulting Interviews & Culture

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INFOSYS CONSULTING. Birthed in 2004 as a spin-off of Indian tech outsourcing behemoth Infosys Technologies, Infosys Consulting is quickly climbing the charts as an industry leader in IT Operations and Strategy consulting. INFOSYS CONSULTING KEY STATS.

Interview with Entrepreneur and ex-Deloitte consultant Carly Bigi

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We have the honor today to present an interview Jenny Rae did with Carly Bigi, an alum of Vanderbilt University and Columbia Business School and formerly of Deloitte Human Capital. consulting interviews

BCG Case Interview Tips

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Welcome to Part 4 of our ongoing video series – in today’s video, Jenny Rae highlights her Top 2 BCG case interview tips. If you missed the earlier videos, check out our McKinsey, Bain, and Top 3 overall case interview … Continued. bcg interview case interviews

McKinsey interview: Sheryl Sanderberg

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Too many reasons to mention, but a good thumbnail will be this 9 minute interview with McKinsey here. not the consultants, bankers, and managers in corporate America who just happen to be women. We should just start with management consulting. What do consultants do?

Career tip: What is an informational interview?

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Of the many things I learned in MBA, the “informational interview” is one of those gems that remains relevant a decade later. Information interviews. It is a win-win: The interviewee has the opportunity to be generous – with their… Read More » The post Career tip: What is an informational interview? appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Team informational interview networking

Advanced Consulting Fit Interviews – Video Overview

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You’ve done all your homework on the firm, networked your butt off, and crafted the pristine consulting resume and cover letter. Then you receive a call saying you’ve passed the first round and they want you to come in for an interview. Why Consulting?

Case interviews: Time to start practicing

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Case interview. If you are an undergraduate or MBA student who wants to get a consulting offer, you better do well on the case interview. If you ran a regression on consulting offers and good case interviews, the correlation would … Continue reading → Consultant case interview Consulting jobs Management consulting MBA Resources

Gallup Consulting Interviews and Culture

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GALLUP CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND CULTURE. With a name that evokes the Wild Wild West, Gallup Consulting just sounds like a fun place to work. Enjoy reading about the dynamic history and impressive practices of Gallup Consulting. KEY STATS FOR GALLUP CONSULTING.

Navigating the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

The journey to management consulting has many pitfalls that a candidate needs to navigate. Along the way, every candidate will encounter the case interview. As monstrous as it may look, it is said that the case interview reflects the reality of day-to-day consulting.

Examples of Concluding Your Case Interview (Part II)

Tom Spencer

This article focuses on how to conclude well in your case interview. What I’m going to do in this post is to give two examples of conclusions to the same case interview: one okay conclusion and one great conclusion. Consulting Interviews case interview conclusion

Consulting Bible Case Interview Guidelines

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Beyond our own interview experiences at McKinsey and Bain, we’ve conducted hundreds of hours of interview preparation (we served 600 clients last year alone!). The post Consulting Bible Case Interview Guidelines appeared first on Management Consulted Trust us, we’ve seen it all – the good, the bad and the very, very ugly. … Continued.

Consulting Insights: Interview with Joe Timko from Ernst & Young- Part 1

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Top Consultant Spotlight: Interview with Joe Timko, Partner at Ernst & Young (Part 1) Joe’s past roles: Partner, Ernst & Young’s (EY) Strategy and Customer Practices Chief Strategy Officer – ADP EVP, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer – Pitney Bowes … Continue Reading. The post Consulting Insights: Interview with Joe Timko from Ernst & Young- Part 1 appeared first on Management Consulted.

The 3 Secrets of a Successful Consulting Interview Suit

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Everybody knows you should dress conservatively for a job interview. A straightforward interview suit is the way to go, and that goes double for a management consulting interview. Suffice it to say, he knows a thing or two about dressing for a consulting interview.

Michael Zipursky on Conscious Millionaire: How To Achieve Success As A Consultant

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You can listen to it here: Michael Zipursky on Conscious Millionaire: How To Achieve Success As A Consultant How do you achieve success in your consulting business? Michael Zipursky on Conscious Millionaire: How To Achieve Success As A Consultant is a post from: Consulting Success.

Bain Case Interview Tips

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We’re back this week with our one top tip for Bain case interviews. The post Bain Case Interview Tips appeared first on Management Consulted. case interviews

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KPMG Consulting Interviews and Culture

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KPMG CONSULTING. However, not all of its resources are pointed towards consulting, as it offers three lines of services, Audit, Tax and Advisory, with the Advisory arm of its operations (where consulting lives) generating $9.09 Weathering the great depression, two world wars, the cold war and a myriad of potential pitfalls in-between, KPMG is now a household name in accounting and auditing, but it also boasts a growing reputation in the consulting field. Consultant.

Case Interview structure

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That’s right…interview season is here! For many of you, learning how to structure your approach to a case is the most challenging part of the entire case interview process. The post Case Interview structure appeared first on Management Consulted. case interviewsIt’s crunch time. You’ve been practicing so much that your structurer … Continued.

Consulting Interview Structure

Tom Spencer

IN this post we look at the structure of the consulting interview. Firms will normally conduct two or three interview rounds, and each round will consist of two or more interviews back-to-back. The case question is the cornerstone of the consulting interview, and some firms will employ a fixed structure for the case question, asking each candidate the same set of questions. In these firms the interviewer will lead the interview.

5 Soft Skills that are Critical in Consulting Interviews

Tom Spencer

Most consulting firms are wrapping up their recruitment process for this year and offers have been sent out. As a result, the consulting firms want to see strong soft skills demonstrated in the interviews. Which ones will interviewers be looking for you to demonstrate? If you can’t communicate, your career as a consultant will unfortunately be dead on arrival. Below are three key traits that define successful communication in a case interview: Don’t ramble.

Stress Interviews

Tom Spencer

In this post I look at the stress interview. If you’re interviewing for consulting positions, then you may be subjected to one. The aim of the stress interview is to put you under pressure in order to see how you will react and whether you can calmly defend yourself.

How I Passed All My Consulting and Tech Case Interviews

Tom Spencer

Interviews were fast approaching and I knew I wasn’t on track. These insights led to a 100% hit rate at my consulting and tech interviews, which included BCG, Strategy&, AT Kearney, Amazon, Cognizant, and several boutique consultancies. What I discovered is that the interview outcome, a response of “We’re excited to tell you…” or “We regret to inform you…”, depends on just a few key factors. The interview is about who you are.

Case Interview Basics

Tom Spencer

Cases are a tool used by interviewers based on a business scenario; they go beyond behavioural and background questions to assess the actual abilities of a candidate by replicating the steps of a consulting project. After the interviewer provides you with the context of the problem (usually starts something similar to, “our client “A” who is a toy manufacturer has recently witnessed a declining trend in its revenues for the last 3 years. Consultants are also humans!

Consulting Fit Interviews 101 Video Overview

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” The question is in the forefront of interviewers’ minds throughout your whole interviewing process. In fact, if you nail the case interview, but are unable to convince them that you’ll be a good fit with the firm, you won’t be hired.

Getting the Rest Right for Interviews

Tom Spencer

After mastering both fit and case interviews, the remaining parts of your consulting interview are the Intro and Q&A. The Introduction really starts from when you arrive at the consulting firm’s office. Show excitement about the opportunity to meet the interviewers.

Compare and Contrast of Concluding Your Case Interview (Part III)

Tom Spencer

This article looks at concluding your case interview well. I truly hope these articles help you succeed in case interviews and win the job you truly hope for. Right after the restatement of the client question, the conclusion reads “here is my recommendation…” What this does is it primes the interviewers. Since the interviewer doesn’t know, it’s not clear that you’re going to get the benefit of the doubt.

Need Help with the Fit Interview?

Tom Spencer

When it comes to consulting interviews, most people are fixated on the case interview. But, as an aspiring consultant, don’t forget that you will also face the Fit Interview! Fit Interviews can be very tricky because they require you to talk about yourself and your past experiences in a way that portrays you in the best possible light. This will involve having a short Skype call about Fit Interviews with someone who really knows his stuff.

Deloitte interviews Thomas Friedman: The Future of Work

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Just read a 5,000 word interview with Thomas Friedman here. The interview was conducted by Deloitte CEO, Cathy Engelbert, and John Hagel. The post Deloitte interviews Thomas Friedman: The Future of Work appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

FTI Consulting Interviews and Culture

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FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE. As consulting firms go, FTI Consulting is a newcomer – but at just over 30 years old, the firm has made impressive strides to become one of the most respected name in legal analysis and data-driven research to support major initiatives for law firms, banks and the majority of the Fortune 500. KEY STATS FOR FTI CONSULTING. FTI Consulting Website. FTI Consulting Headquarters: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

4 Steps to a Strong Conclusion in Your Case Interview (Part I)

Tom Spencer

Today I’m going to talk about a very important aspect of the case interview, which is your conclusion to the case problem. Structured thinking and structured communication are at the crux of what management consultants are doing day in and day out.

Behavioural Interview Questions

Tom Spencer

In consulting interviews, the interviewer is likely to ask questions based on your résumé with the aim of understanding your skills and experience. Prior to the interview, review your résumé and answers to the most likely questions. (Source: Flickr ).

4 Key Consulting Fit Interview Questions You Must Prepare For

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During an interview, it is common to be asked “Tell me about yourself.” The fit interview is where magic happens , where your true self comes out, and where the interview is ultimately decided. The fit interview is the tiebreaker, so you best be on your game.

OC&C Strategy Consultants Interview and Culture

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OC&C STRATEGY CONSULTANTS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . Today we continue our firm profile series with an in-depth review of OC&C Strategy Consultants. KEY STATS FOR OC&C STRATEGY CONSULTANTS . OC&C Strategy Consultants Website: [link].

All you need to know about the interview (Part 1: Overview and Fit Interview)

Tom Spencer

Now, to move forward, you have to understand and prepare extremely well for the interviews. This article will give you a helicopter view of the interview process, and then dive into one part of it. The structure of the interview process is surprisingly similar across firms.

Towers Watson Consulting Interviews and Culture

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TOWERS WATSON CONSULTING. Today’s expose highlights the world’s largest employee-benefits consulting firm. Wyatt established the Wyatt Company in 1946 as an actuarial consulting firm. TOWERS WATSON CONSULTING KEY STATS. TOWERS WATSON CONSULTING ORGANIZATION.

Bridgespan Non-Profit Consulting Interviews and Culture

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. BRIDGESPAN INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . Founded in Boston, MA , and containing the heart and DNA of consulting industry giant Bain & Company, Bridgespan is the key non-profit consulting firm in today’s consulting industry. Strategy Consulting.