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Fit Question - How competitive are you?

Hi community,

I came across the following fit question: How competitive are you?

Do you have any suggestions how to approach this? I can image that consulting companies want to have people that enjoy a competitive environment to show the willingness to achieve the best result for a client, the company and the team. However, it should not be recognized as fighting against each other and working collaboratively as a team to achieve the best possible solution. Thus, what would you recommend for this interview question?

Best regards and many thanks in advance

Markus

Hi community,

I came across the following fit question: How competitive are you?

Do you have any suggestions how to approach this? I can image that consulting companies want to have people that enjoy a competitive environment to show the willingness to achieve the best result for a client, the company and the team. However, it should not be recognized as fighting against each other and working collaboratively as a team to achieve the best possible solution. Thus, what would you recommend for this interview question?

Best regards and many thanks in advance

Markus

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Hi,

Consulting is not a competitive environment, simply because you don't have enough time and energy to compete. In addition, you have very small teams that don't compete to each other.

So you can say that you are a high achiever but a team player and provide some examples

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Hi,

Consulting is not a competitive environment, simply because you don't have enough time and energy to compete. In addition, you have very small teams that don't compete to each other.

So you can say that you are a high achiever but a team player and provide some examples

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very strange question, never encountered it in McKinsey interviews. Overall, competitiveness is not a thing at MBB, you are really just competing with yourself. So, if question like this is asked (which I doubt) I would more go into the direction of you being a team player.

very strange question, never encountered it in McKinsey interviews. Overall, competitiveness is not a thing at MBB, you are really just competing with yourself. So, if question like this is asked (which I doubt) I would more go into the direction of you being a team player.

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Hello!

In these questions, try to be as honest as you can (e.g., if you indeed are very competitive, don´t say that you are not at all, but try to shape that anwer a bit -like being competitive in soccer, that I love, for instance-)

Consulting is not very competitive with other peers, more with yourself. They are looking for team players.

Hope it helps!

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Hello!

In these questions, try to be as honest as you can (e.g., if you indeed are very competitive, don´t say that you are not at all, but try to shape that anwer a bit -like being competitive in soccer, that I love, for instance-)

Consulting is not very competitive with other peers, more with yourself. They are looking for team players.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

I've struggled with being too competitive in the past and have thought about this questions a lot. I think it's important to recognize that you can compete against others, which is not good, and against yourself, or, rather, your past self. If you set goals for yourself and try to achieve them, doing so in a competitive way should be ok.

Or, to quote a good friend of mine: "Man, I hate past me!". He's very hard on himself but an absolute pleasure to work with...

I've struggled with being too competitive in the past and have thought about this questions a lot. I think it's important to recognize that you can compete against others, which is not good, and against yourself, or, rather, your past self. If you set goals for yourself and try to achieve them, doing so in a competitive way should be ok.

Or, to quote a good friend of mine: "Man, I hate past me!". He's very hard on himself but an absolute pleasure to work with...

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Hi Markus,
I would answer to be competitive in sports but not in working environments, where I do not see any value added in it.

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Antonello

Hi Markus,
I would answer to be competitive in sports but not in working environments, where I do not see any value added in it.

Best,
Antonello