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BCG Interview this Tuesday

Anonymous A

I have my BCG interview this Tuesday, first round. This is actually my first consulting interview ever so I'm very nervous (extremely). I'm going in with an open-mind. This would be done over video-conferencing.

I was hoping for some tips/tricks to prepare (behavioural/case).

I've been actively working on cases, etc. Thank you!

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Guennael replied on 09/19/2016
Ex-MBB, BCG/Bain/Experienced Hire specialist

Honestly, nothing replaces cases with current and former consultants, especially with so little time left. I wish you didn't start with BCG, that's a pretty high stakes "first interview".

Be structured and methodical (MECE), state your hypothesis and try to have fun with the process. Good luck!

Guennael,

Ex-BCG Dallas

Marcelo replied on 09/21/2016
Fomer McKinsey Consultant, current HBS MBA Candidate

Just try to relax the night before. If you have prepared for the case interview, you should focus on bringing your A-game to the interview. Additionally, for the fit part of the interview. Think that you want this guy to like you as a person and as a colleague. Be professional, but friendly.

Good Luck!

Anonymous B replied on 09/26/2016

Ah, I am also having my BCG interview this week - first round with as close to no case practice..

Aditya replied on 09/24/2016

Think of it as a client discussion, rather than a job interview. This changes your tone and use of words!

Anonymous A replied on 09/19/2016

Thank you Guennael!

Hahhaah, I wish I didn't have to start with BCG either and had practice with other firms but oh well, I'm just going in with an open-mind and if it doesn't go my way, really take the feedback and continue improving :)

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