Hello, I had a final round discussion with a partner yesterday. The firm flew me from atlanta to new york. It was a very conversational interview took him through my profile and then he asked a very qualitative business problem (real case he was working on). I took him the through the approach and suggested the solutions he was like very good.
He spent some time on setting the expectation regarding work and what can I expect and checked on my inclination to work across industries. Overall the discussion was 30 mins or so. In the end he mentioned that hopefully you will hear from us soon.
I have two questions here :
1. We prepare a lot with cases etc. but in actual interview we might get a completely qualitative approach where the partner is just looking for what will you do. he's running out of time etc etc .. So how one should address that ?
2. Based the partners reaction - 'very good' , 'speding time on expectation settings', and "hopefully you will hear from us soon", how should one think of her performance to be.