A joke goes around that when an interviewer asked a job candidate why he wanted to work for the recruiting company located in a seaside city, he replied without hesitation: “I want to work here as I really love going to the beach and playing in the sand!”
If you thought that interviewers at management consulting and investment banking (IB) interviews use brainteasers to put candidates at ease and bring in some light-hearted moments, you will be scratching your head after reading this: these mindbenders have a larger purpose. Although brainteasers may not be such a key part of interviews as technical and … Read more
Imagine you’ve come to know about a job or internship opening at your dream company, and the position or internship seems right up your street. Suppose you also find that an alum from your school or college is an executive at the target organization. What a stroke of luck, you tell yourself. You can ask … Read more
Our article on how to prepare for case interviews got a very positive response. So we thought it would be helpful to have a follow-up post covering case interview sample questions with answer tips (How to answer brain teasers in interviews for Consulting and Investment Banking jobs and Job interview tips for international MBA students).
Case interviews are an important part of the recruitment process for hiring management consultants. Management consultancies, including the Big 3 — McKinsey, BCG, and Bain (MBB in short) — conduct case interviews that challenge even candidates with impeccable academic records. Investment banks and other industries use case interviews to select professionals with strategic business thinking … Read more
We’ve said this earlier and we’ll say it again. We love how IMD Switzerland has designed their selection process to test MBA applicants on their communication skills, analytical ability and leadership potential. The admission team uses the regular tools of the trade (GMAT, essays et al) and then adds their own unique flavour to the … Read more
Click here to learn how to get into. Harvard Business School It is a tough world out there in the Harvard Business School community. The level of excellence they demand is evident in their extremely selective application process (read Harvard Business School Application Information: MBA Crystal Ball).
Encouraged by the response to her previous article (How I got into Stanford MBA and Columbia from India), Mahak Garg is back to share more tips on how to crack the Stanford GSB and Columbia MBA interviews.
Your interpretation of power dressing for an important interview may backfire if you depend solely on your basic instincts. Overdoing it or taking it back to the stone age may end up exposing more than you bargained for – your lack of dressing etiquette for starters. For international students, knowing what to wear for MBA … Read more
If you are hoping to join McKinsey, Bain, BCG, AT Kearney, Deloitte Consulting or any other top consulting firm, your second biggest challenge would be to clear the tough management consulting interview questions. The first one, of course, is to get shortlisted for the interview. Reading some of the best management consulting books can help. … Read more
Situational interviews or Behavioral interviews are the vague, mysterious and confusing interview questions that get thrown at you when you are trying to get the best management consulting (including the top tier strategy consulting firms) and investment banking jobs. Or for that matter MBA interviews as well. They make you feel that the tough technical … Read more