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The Top 5 Questions

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Problemdefinition

  • Questions
  • Tell me something about your background.
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Describe a difficult situation and how you handled it?
  • What did your boss or colleagues criticize about you?
  • Do you rather work in a team or independently?

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Almost certainly, one of the top 5 questions will be used during the interview. 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?

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.

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Good question. It's actually really hard to give general advice on. Again, a bit like going on a date - how can I make sure he/she likes me? All social rules and norms apply -- what kind of candida... (mehr)

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Matthew
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Your framework is a good one but I would add a few things. Make sure you are conversational: Don’t be rote in your response. Make sure that when telling your story, you are really “telling a sto... (mehr)

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ex-Manager - Natural and challenging teacher - Taylor case solving, no framework

Hi, Here are the skills that I value particularly as interviewer. Most candidates have some of them, but the difficulty here is to combine them : Hard solving skills Structuring : ​bu... (mehr)

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Hi Sandra, great question, that’s actually something many candidates confuse. I have provided a description of the different areas below, together with what to focus on: 1) Personal Impact is ma... (mehr)

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Matthew
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I would recommend spending about 1 - 2 minutes on each question. You have a lot to get to in the interview. Less than a minute will make you seem rehearsed and shallow and more than 2 minutes for each... (mehr)

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