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Human capital final interview but I will be tested on "more classic consulting skills" and structure and quantitative skills

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Any good tips on what to focus on? My interview is in 1 day and at last interview they said they wanted to see if I can be structured and if I can jump to quantitiative roles.

Interview is 1.5 h with partner and department lead and there might be behavioural, classic consulting cases, marketi sizing cases, brainteasers and test of general knowledge of HC. Since I am a newbie, what is best to focus on?

What would you recomment do practice?


Vlad replied on 01/30/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

The human capital cases I've seen were all cost cutting cases with layoffs, outsourcing, shared service center, etc. Here is a basic structure for cost cutting:

Cost cutting cases


  • What is the cost composition and what are the biggest costs
  • Benchmarking of the biggest costs to find the improvement potential
  • Process improvements to meet the benchmarks
  • Costs and benefits of the proposed initiatives

The key concepts that you have to learn:

  • Internal / external benchmarking
  • Idle time
  • Core processes (usually are optimized) and the supporting processes (usually are cut)
  • Math structures (Frequency of operations * time per operation)
  • Other useful structures (e.g. people - process - technology)

Feel free to reach me for further help with these cases.


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