In some of the second round interviews at some firms, they have a round called: business knowledge interview (or similar names). I have also heard that sometimes the interview with a partner might end up like this, although it is not officially called business knowledge interview. I was wondering if you can share your experience/opinion on :
- How likely it is to get such an interview?
- What is expected, and how can you define good enough? I know this is a bit general to answer, but assume that the candidate is not having business background, what is then the usual expectation?
- How to best prepare for this interview, especially in a short time frame?
I am personally a bit afraid of if such an interview comes up, as the feedback I got from the first round was that I should work on my business judgement/knowledge. I don't have business background and since then I am reading more business articles and journals such as Economist. but I have to admit that in such a short time it is impossible to get to an MBA/business studies level. so any extra tip is very much appreciated.
Thank you very much!