Podcast Interview on 401(k) Plans and Behavioral Finance Trends

Steve Shu Consulting

This interview is geared toward defined contribution plan sponsors and those closely related with this segment of the market (e.g., Save(d) by Design Loss Aversion Calculator (personalized finance tool) Personalized Pension statement Personalized video technology with live action Thanks to Rick Unser for having me recently on his 401(k) Fridays podcast. advisors, consultants, recordkeepers, investment only).

The real advantage of case interview preparation

Tom Spencer

Consulting case interviews require lots of preparation. Consequently, if you want to be well prepared for your case interview, you will probably have to expect 1-2 months of intense preparation, after which it is not yet certain whether you will receive the job offer.


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Podcast Interview on Behavioral Investing: Managing the Emotions Behind Our Decisions

Steve Shu Consulting

The second perspective was that there are so many different behavioral elements at play when we think about different people, the interplay of fast, automatic thinking versus slow, reflective thinking; the digital world, and the numerous challenges of finance.

Consulting Case Interviews at Non-Consulting Firms

Tom Spencer

Consulting-style case interviews are highly effective, and the same format is being adopted more and more widely. As such, I’ve increasingly seen case interviews being used to recruit for corporate strategy roles in all sectors and business operation (“BizOps”) roles at startups.

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

KEARNEY INTERVIEW AND CULTURE. Working anywhere from the strategy related to the business unit to corporate finance and strategy to strategic foresight, A.T. KEARNEY INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. The interview process at A.T. However, as a general rule, there are two rounds of interviews. Within the first round of your interview, you will participate in two sets of interviews. consulting interviews

Living Your Business Values – Interview with Paul Zelizer of Awarepreneurs

The Fearless Marketer

Here’s our second monthly interview with a leading-edge business professional where I speak with someone smarter and wiser than me to figure out what being in business is all about. . This time I interview Paul Zelizer on expressing and living your values as a business owner.

What are interviewers from consulting firms really looking for?

Tom Spencer

So maybe you’ve gotten to the second round, maybe you’re still waiting to hear back, or maybe you’re hoping to interview again in the next recruitment cycle. Regardless of whichever bucket you fall into, it always helps to see things from the interviewers’ perspective. Most, though, will test your capabilities through the case interview. level hard, doing math and talking through it in front of an interviewer can be nerve-wracking, to say the least.

KPMG Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

In the mid 1970s, as public opinion swayed toward greater accountability for the finance industry, Peat Marwick took steps to firm up controls on its accounting practice and increase transparency. Capabilities: Finance. KPMG CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & RECRUITING. You can expect things to go down like this, should you apply to KPMG: The first step is a phone interview or an interview on campus. Get yourself up to speed and grab an interview prep session here.

Infosys Consulting Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Finance and Controlling Processes. Thankfully though, we don’t have any recordings of their set… INFOSYS CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Because Infosys’ focus is on the client experience, the interviewers want to leave no room whatsoever for internal discord. Along the same lines, demonstrating cultural intelligence is also of the utmost importance, so be ready to demonstrate this during your interview. INFOSYS CONSULTING.

Interview Process and Preparation - McKinsey, Bain, BCG


Following is a success story from a student that interviewed with four firms and got offers from both McKinsey and Bain. He reports on the interview process at these firms and shares the preparation method that contributed to his success. As for the interview process, there are some things I can tell you. I have a finance background and I did my interviews with Roland Berger, BCG, Bain and McKinsey after graduation.

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FTI Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE. FTI Consulting has 5 areas of expertise, but excels in Forensic & Litigation Consulting and Corporate Finance/Restructuring. Corporate Finance/Restructuring. Honored by Finance Monthly as Turnaround & Restructuring Firm of the Year, Singapore. FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. First round FTI Consulting interviews are generally straight forward. consulting interviews

Cornerstone Research Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Many former employees go on to programs in business, finance, economics and law. Cornerstone Research is a well-respected name in the field of economic consulting, and top graduate programs as well as firms in the realms of finance, law and economics see it as good training and proving ground for young professionals they are considering hiring. CORNERSTONE RESEARCH INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Now to the section you’ve all been waiting for…the interview process!

Seabury Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Then, underneath three of these sub-subsidiaries are, you guessed it, more subsidiaries, such as Seabury Airline Planning Group LLC and Seabury Maritime Corporate Finance LLC. In fact, one of our interview coaches, Michael Hecht, used to work for The Seabury Group and now works for Delta Airlines as a member of their Skymiles team. If you’re applying to work at The Seabury Group, book an interview prep session with Michael here. INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING.

How to Succeed in the New Age of Interviews

Tom Spencer

This can make for a very inhuman interview experience, but that is what the world is tending towards, so better get yourself acquainted with these technological advances. If you continued to impress in step two, you’ll secure yourself an interview with a real human! This will likely be a technical phone interview in which you should have studied the potential terminology and conventions relevant to the industry. Just google STAR interview questions to find countless examples.

Analysis Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Stacked full of big-brained folks, most of Analysis Group’s 600+ staff hold advanced degrees in law, economics, finance, accounting or business. ANALYSIS GROUP INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. They generally conduct their interviews over two rounds. The first interview is either on campus or over the phone and the second is at one of their offices. While it is always a smart move to be sharp when it comes to your cases, at Analysis Group, they don’t do case interviews.

The 3 Secrets of a Successful Consulting Interview Suit

Management Consulted

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. We won’t assume you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know that navy blue and charcoal gray suits are your interview suit standbys. Before starting Black Lapel , Tian worked in finance and his wife was a consultant at McKinsey. Interview Suit Secret 1: Fit comes first.

Transitioning from Management Consulting to Corporate Strategy/M&A – the Interview Process

Tom Spencer

Interviews. After going through a handful of interviews through referrals, direct reach out from HR/hiring team, and LinkedIn/company website applications I would categorize my interviews into three buckets: Corporate strategy. In terms of the interview process it followed the following steps: HR interview (fit). Multiple hiring team interviews (case + fit). Group head interview (fit). Group head interview (fit). HR interview (fit).

Oliver Wyman interview preparation: the inside story

Management Consulted

Have an upcoming Oliver Wyman interview? And, of course, their claim to fame, Financial Services , is broken down into even more practices including: Finance and Risk. Corporate and Finance and Advisory. Corporate Finance and Restructuring - supports investment decision making through restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, project finance, and post-merger integration. OLIVER WYMAN INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING.

Breaking Down Case Interview Frameworks – M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions)

Management Consulted

Welcome back to the last in our series on breaking down case interview frameworks. Check out our breakdowns on Profitability , Market Sizing , and Market Study to become a complete expert on any kind of framework you’ll need in your case interview. These cases can be some of the scariest, because they test things like finance principles, but on the other hand, they’re really easy to recognize. Once again, it all comes down to finances. case interviews

Frameworks for the Case Interview (Part I: Market Study Framework)

Tom Spencer

As I have been asked by quite a lot of people to share some frameworks, I will use the next 3 posts to walk you through the most frequently used frameworks in the case interview. While you are reading those frameworks and related examples, keep in mind that no framework is the skeleton key to all case interviews. Having said that, we will now begin by exploring the framework which is most widely applicable in case interviews: the Market Study Framework.

The Brattle Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

The Brattle Group is now considered one of the European Union’s top consulting firms in the areas of energy, finance and competition. In 2013, the New York office was established, providing a home base in one the most important finance and legal markets in the world. Each of these leaders hold advanced degrees in economics, engineering, finance, management from top universities around the world. Regulatory finance. THE BRATTLE GROUP INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING.

Bridgespan Non-Profit Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

. BRIDGESPAN INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . Bridgespan offers a wide variety of online LinkedIn groups for networking purposes, ranging from role based groups including operations and finance, to general networking, to groups designed for those who have transitioned from a for-profit to a nonprofit career. BRIDGESPAN INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . consulting interviews Today we continue our firm profile series with an in-depth review of Bridgespan.

Towers Watson Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Corporate Risk Management and Risk Financing. TOWERS WATSON CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Be prepared for several rounds of interviews, the first of which usually consists of connecting with a recruiter for a phone screen. This will be followed by an interview for more specific questioning regarding your past experience and your case interview skills. It may also consist of a group interview. We offer resume editing and interview prep.

Interview with the Internal Consultant

The Management Centre

In the following interview, Yvette Gyles – Director at =mc talks to Gill Cameron-Waller – Policy, Insights and Communications Manager (pictured below) at Wealden District Council about their exciting journey: Gill, tell me about your role and what it is the Policy, Insights and Communications (PIC) team do at Wealden? Many councils are looking hard at their finances and surviving is about “doing what can be done with the resources we have”.

IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

Management Consulted

As the next installment in our popular Firm Profile series, we take a look at the evolution, reinvention, and current interview tactics of one of the world’s premier consulting firms – IBM. Finance Risk. Areas like finance, accounting, communications, HR and marketing. IBM GBS INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. If applying online or through staffing agencies, the average interview process time line averaged 2.5 IBM GBS Case Interview Questions and Answers.

How the Financial World Adapts to Climate Change

Tom Spencer

Knowing the ins and outs of upcoming trends in finance is indispensable for any aspiring consultant. A prime example for such a question is how finance is adapting to the issue of climate change, and might assist its mitigation. Green Finance.

BearingPoint Interview Preparation – Mystery or History?

Management Consulted

BearingPoint Interview and Culture. Preparing for a BearingPoint interview? Finance. BEARINGPOINT INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Depending on where you are located and what level you are interviewing for, however, there may be a more varied process. Otherwise, there are up to 4 people you will be interviewing with and it may end up being all in one or two days. Each level interview can take up to 2.5 consulting interviews

Bates White Economic Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Though antitrust remains Bates White’s largest practice area, the firm is recognized as an expert in environmental product liability, healthcare and life sciences, energy, and finance. Finance. There are also several opportunities outside these tracks, available in the area of operations that span multiple disciplines to include human resources, finance and accounting, marketing, information systems and technology, administrative support, and corporate services.

What Will It Take to Make Finance More Gender-Balanced?

Harvard Business

We overheard male classmates bond with internship interviewers about fantasy football drafts. It is no wonder we came to fear our gender would keep us from achieving the same level of success as our male peers in finance. We turned to those most able to effect change in finance: the professionals actively working in the field. The Swedish investment bankers we interviewed told us their teams were on average only comprised of 5% to 20% women. shutterjack/Getty Images.

Duke University undergrad prepares for BCG Interview Superday

Management Consulted

Ramit is a junior at Duke University who successfully aced his on campus interview. However, he did receive some puzzling feedback from his interviewers, leading him to contact Jenny Rae to guide him through how to use the input constructively for his final interview on site at BCG. Want to know what your interviewer is really thinking? Want to know what your interviewer is really looking for? This week I talked to the two interviewers. bcg interview

NERA Economic Consulting Interviews – Moving Up in a Down Economy

Management Consulted

Interviewing with NERA Economic Consulting? The firm advises government divisions, law firms, and major global corporations on governmental regulation (like anti-trust rulings), public policy implications, public, competitive forces, and private financing. Finance: Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection in Financial Services, Financial Institutions and Banking, Financial Risk Management. . NERA ECONOMIC CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & RECRUITING. . consulting interviews

Frameworks for the Case Interview (Part II: Mergers and Acquisitions Framework)

Tom Spencer

The reason that this framework is worth introducing is due to the increasing frequency of M&A cases confronting candidates in the case interview. Yes, M&A is not all about finance! In most cases, this will be a number that candidates can get from the interviewer. Candidates are not required to know everything about possible regulatory issues, especially if they are interviewing in a country with which they are not familiar.

MC Coach Interview: My First Year at McKinsey

Management Consulted

Because of this, we sat down with consulting veteran Lisa Bright (who is now part of the MC interview coaching team!) I majored in accounting, finance and supply chain management at a college in the state (Miami of Ohio). I was going down the route of finance, asset management, investment banking, or something like that. For the interview process, I did one phone interview which was pretty basic “getting to know you” style, and we did a case along with that.

Is #MeToo Backlash Hurting Women’s Opportunities in Finance?

Harvard Business

When my mother graduated from college in 1972, she interviewed at an investment bank where a manager told her that for certain positions, women were interviewed but never hired. Even in the late 1980s, she went on interviews with headhunters who would explicitly tell her, “They want to interview a woman,” with the emphasis on “interview”— as in, not hire. Cláudio Policarpo/EyeEm/Getty Images.

Simmereing Stew; Italy's Finance Minister Joins "United States of Europe" Parade; Germany's "5 Wise Men" Argue for Grexit


Italy's finance minister, Pier Carlo Padoan calls for ‘Political Union’ to Save Euro. Italy’s finance minister has called for deeper eurozone integration in the aftermath of the Greek crisis, saying a move “straight towards political union” is the only way to ensure the survival of the common currency. Let’s not fool ourselves,” he said in an interview in his central Rome office. Its current president is Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

In Conversation: Eric Ries on the Finance of Innovation


In the fourth video interview of this five-part series, Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, describes his system of innovation accounting--and how it can convert learning into dollars. For more related insights, read "Why Eric Ries Likes Management" at [link

From STEM PhD to Federal Consulting: An Interview with Josh

Management Consulted

Here at MC, we had the pleasure of recently interviewing Josh and asking him how he’s navigated his interesting career path, and how consulting was a great place for his passions and skills to collide. Well, I grew up in Bethesda, MD, and attended the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT for – BS (finance), MS (nutritional sciences), and PhD (cell and molecular biology). – Crafting a government consulting resume and preparing for job interviews.

East goes West – interview with Han Meng Chan, ADL Capital

Ben de Haldevang

Abhay Pande and conducted a series of interview with senior Asian leaders to understand a little more of the cultural complexity that exists across the Asian landscape, recognise the key differences and start to think about what an Asian owner might expect of a European and American business. The interviews are about 25-30 minutes long and then there is a 5-10 discussion between Abhay and myself, debating the key learnings from the interview.



The PARADE Method (tm) is an approach to answering resume-oriented job interview questions. It is an approach I developed that is tailored for answering these questions in job interviews for management consulting, as well as interviews for senior executive positions in industry. It can also be used by interviewers to remind candidates to identify all the key information needed to assess a candidate's career experiences. Interviewers want to know what you did.

A Penn State MBA considers Deloitte Federal Consulting: An Interview with Sam

Management Consulted

Or anywhere in the process was the position – the level that you were actually interviewing for – discussed? It’s not necessarily what I was looking to be in, but he has a lot of good finance connections in that area and is helping me get connected with a couple of different types of opportunities and connections in that area. So I’m looking at some more corporate finance roles, as well as some financial services roles in wealth management and their structure and work-life balance.