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BCG Personal Fit Interview - DACH region

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Hi everyone,

Just wondering whether any of you guys could share some non-typical "Personal Fit" questions that you have encountered during recent interviews with BCG in the DACH region (Munich Office in particular)? A friend of mine just had her interview and faced a question like "if you could choose to be an animal - which one would you want to be?"

Thanks a lot and good luck with all your interviews!

Chris replied on February 16, 2017
BCG Consultant / Interviewed 80+ applicants at BCG / Received offers from McK (US) and BCG (DE)

Hi!

there are no "typical" fit questions at BCG Germany. It is up to each interviewer to shape this part to their liking / whatever worked best previously.​

In general it always helps to stay genuine (e.g., better think about it for a second; even admitting you don't know the answer is fine - definitely better than making things, which a good interviewer will always find yout).

Hope that helps a bit!

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