Hi, guys, I know this question has been asked a few times, and some replies state that having a "general understanding" of different industries is enough.
However, in my last round interview, a major failure factor was I wasn't familiar with the industry of the case I was given to. I was unclear about the revenue source, and didn't come up with a key issue in this industry (distribution channel: b2b/b2c/b2b2c/omni chanel). Based on my interview experience, is seems to me having industry background knowledge is critical in delivering insightful recommendations. As I have several years of work experience and already got my MBA, I feel that interviewers will have higher expectation of my "business sense / industry knowledge".
Could you let me know, how specific and depth of industry knowledge should a candidate possess (experienced hire)? Given that there's so many different industries, I would need to spend my time efficiently. Another question is, do interviewer always give a case of an industry he / she covers? The local office focuses on TMT and financial industry, so I'm thinking of spending more emphasis on accumulating industry knowldege of these 2 sectors specifically.