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Problemdefinition

  • Why did you decide to study (major/minor)?
  • How was your boss at (work)? What did you like and dislike?
  • Why do you not want to continue to work for (work/internship)?
  • Explain the thinking process that went into making the decision to do (passage in the CV)?
  • Have you convinced a team to work on a project they didn’t like? How did you do it?

Kommentare

CV questions require some knowledge of the candidate’s history. So ask the candidate to provide you with him/her CV. If the candidate doesn’t want to share his CV ask for the specific stations in his life. While listening to the answers, keep in mind the two major criteria you have to evaluate:

  • Can I work with this candidate closely in a team every day?
  • Can I send the candidate to a client alone?


Kurzlösung

Make sure, the candidate follows the three basic rules for personal fit questions:

  • Provision of a clear roadmap: The candidate has time to think of a structured answer.
  • Using distinctive answers: Examples instead of generic answers help to remember a candidate.
  • Using the answer to sell him/herself: The statements should still answer the question, but in a way that the candidate conveys useful skills.

Detaillierte Lösung

Why did you decide to study (major/minor)?

DO:

  • Showing the vision behind the choice.
  • Connects the college education to consulting.
  • Shows how the acquired skills fit to consulting.

How was your boss at (work)? What did you like and dislike?

DO:

  • Showing how the candidate is able to adapt to different leadership styles.

DON'T:

  • Blaming and criticizing a past supervisor.

Why do you not want to continue to work for (work/internship)?

DO:

  • Describing why new work as consultant fits the candidate better.
  • Depicting positive aspects of the past work.

DON'T:

  • Criticizing your past work too much.
  • Making the impression of fleeing from an uncomfortable situation.

Explain the thinking process that went into making the decision to do (passage in the CV)?

DO:

  • Giving a structured approach.
  • Considering advantages and disadvantages.
  • Considering intuition and instincts.

DON'T:

  • Choosing the easiest way.

Have you convinced a team to work on a project they didn’t like? How did you do it?

DO:

  • Having a structured approach.

DON'T:

  • Doing the project alone.
  • Not exploring and challenging the motives of the team members.

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