BCG Round 1 Video Interview Tips

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Anonymous B asked on Nov 09, 2017

Hello everyone,

I have a BCG round 1 coming up soon and it will be via video conference as I am applying to a office in a different country.

Can you advice me what tips / tricke I could use for a video interview ? Or things I should remember in suh a interview format?

Thanks

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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

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Hi,

A video interview is a bit harder since you have less personal contact.

I would provide some general recommendations:

  1. First of all, check whether they are providing a conference room in a local office
  2. If not - find a place with good internet speed and test it multiple times before the interview. Also, think of nice room / proper light for the video conference if you do it from home
  3. You should be dressed the same as for the regular interview
  4. Don't hesitate to ask clarifying questions if there are problems with connection or you were not able to hear something
  5. Don't forget to look at the camera and smile - same as you do on a regular interview

Best,

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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!

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Anonymous C replied on Sep 26, 2016

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

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

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Anonymous A replied on Sep 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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