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Advice on fit questions and case interview at A.T. Kearney

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Anonymous B asked on Jan 03, 2018

Advice on fit questions and case interview at A.T. Kearney - Paris office for the Business Analyst position.

- Typical questions asked to inexperienced applicant

- Most common case interview

Thanks

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Benjamin
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replied on Jan 16, 2018
ex-Manager - Natural and challenging teacher - Taylor case solving, no framework

Hi,

Below criteria selection for fit and case interviews and ATKearney's Paris office

1. Fit interview

  • Humility while showing presence
  • Story telling: what brings you here, and explain clearly the rational behind your past choices
  • sincery, don't hesitate to open up yourslef during interviews this will be appreciated
  • Typycal questions can vary from: What brings you here / Tell me about a difficult situation and how you dealt with it / What motivates you in life

2. Case interview

  • Cases are build by each interviewer and typically derived from their personnal experience as consultant
  • For Analyst position interviewer will expect good structure when entering the case, and drive during case resolution

hope it helps. Don't hesitate to reach me directly I worked in Paris office.

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Moritz John on Jan 17, 2018

Hi Benjamin, are there any differences for offices in the DACH region? Respectively is there any kind of special areas these offices focus on. Thank you very much in advance and kindest regards.

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Benjamin on Jan 25, 2018

Hi Moritz, I don't know specifically the recruitment process of each country. But in general, there are corporate guidelines provided by central administration to maintain the standard of expectation accross the different offices. For the specific case of DACH region this should be very similar to France and the above recommandation apply the same. Best

Anonymous replied on Apr 30, 2020

Dear A,

They will be asking the following:
 Tell me about yourself (Walk me through your resume)
 Why consulting?
 Why McKinsey, BCG, BAIN etc?
 The story about leadership (How you've taken an initiative and led the people
to achieve something)
 The story about Personal Impact (How you persuaded people)
 Entrepreneurial Drive (Innovative solutions that you are proud of most)
 Your questions to the interviewer

And case for case interview will be proven you six big parts to being able to master the case: structuring, math, exhibit analysis, synthesis, communication and business sense. And my recommendation would be to focus on all of these things individually before trying to dive straight into solving complete cases.

Good luck!

Best,
André

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Gaurav
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replied on Oct 29, 2020
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There are few set of questions, which you might be asked:

  1. CV questions. Walk me through your resume OR tell me about yourself

  • Why did you choose your university?

  • Why did you choose your faculty?

  • How you showed your social activity and why this exactly?

  • Why do you have these hobby?

    2. Motivational questions are designed to understand your internal drivers to be a consultant

  • Why consulting?

  • Why this region?

  • Why X firm?

    3. Behavioral questions

In McKinsey interviews it's called PEI and structured into 3 parts. So being prepared for this kind of questions, you can crack similar questions in any other company:

  • The Entrepreneurial Drive / Drive and Achieving Question

  • The Personal Impact / Persuasion / Conflict Resolution Question

  • The Leadership / Teamwork Question

If you want to know, how to create your best stories on for that questions, I'm happy to help you.

GB

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