Don‘t think that this is not already part of the interview
Get first feeling for candidate‘s social skills
Get to know the interviewer
Explain the process
Part two: Personal fit / experience interview Do’s
Present your previous experience in a cohesive way
Add interesting details and personal experiences
Be prepared to answer questions about your CV
Don‘t just repeat what‘s on paper
Don‘t be arrogant
Don‘t be too nervous
Does the candidate fit into our team and culture?
Do I want to work with this person / spend long hours in the same room?
Can the candidate represent our firm in front of clients?
Discuss your CV and personal achievements
Understand your motivations and communication style
Why do you want to become a consultant?
Why with our firm?
Personal fit: Typical questions „ Talk about yourself“ „ What are your strong points?“ „ What are your weak points?“ „ Why did you choose your particular subjects in university?“ „ What was your greatest challenge?“ How did you overcome it?“ „ Why do you want to go into consulting?“ „ When did you lead a team?“ „ Your grades are not outstanding, don‘t you think?“
Example case „ Your customer is a European low-cost-airline. The CEO asks you to prepare a recommendation for the board meeting this afternoon if the company should offer transatlantic routes as well.“
How to solve the case Hypothesize & ask questions Structure the case Solve the case Present and evaluate 1 2 3 4