I was being interviewed by one consulting company (non-MBB) for an entry-level position, the application process was held online, so I had X zoom calls with X different people. Even though all rounds were absolutely fine, the final one turned out to be
ridiculous not as planned. I heard that sometimes final round interviews can be reappointed, if the situation during the interview was far from the standart one or the feedback is just not informative, and I know several success stories of it. I wanted to know your opinion if my case is this case, and if yes, then what can I do to overcome it?
That's how it was: the Partner told me upfront he had only 30min for our meeting, and if I guess that correctly then we had the interview on his day off, actually. He didn't turn his camera on (unlike all previous interviewers in all companies I ever had interviews with), which did not allow me to understand his reactions on my answers. Judging by his voice only I could hear he was irritated by something from the very beginning of our interview, or probably, even before the very beginning of it. The whole discussion was a bit messy, as he jumped from one topic to another, trying to fit everything in 30min time. I didn't feel he was interested in my journey, he wasn't even interested in explanations of my reasons to “why consulting”. The case on a broad topic was intentionally made very short and, as a result, made little sense. I'm glad he gave me an opportinity to ask several questions at the end of an interview, but he stopped me after 2 questions, I guess. To sum up, it was obvious he was in a hurry so much, I was feeling that in his mind he was anywhere, but not there with me.
One might say that all of it could be intentional, or my answers were just poor, but let me tell you why I think this is not the case. I am not a novice in case interviews, so I know I sounded reasonable and fairly structured, even though sometimes I was a bit overloaded when the interviewer was throwing new information at me. I emphasised everything that could allow me to unveil properly why my experience, competencies and psychological characteristics make me stand out from any other candidate, but the interviewer ignored it. I tried so hard to find at least several "points of contact", and I was really prepared for the Partner (including his professional and personal journey): I was ready to shift the discussion to needed fields, but I just couldn't. As a result, a week later I was officially rejected and was proposed to have a feedback session. I have some insider information that I'm about to hear something about me “being too nervous”, probably, something more, but still… The final round is meant to be the most important one, I guess, and I am not just frustrated, I am absolutely devasted by how it all was.
Do you think I can change the situation given all of this?