I am a current consultant and I failed my MBB final round and the feedback was communication. How can I improve?
Specially, they mentioned how to connect with the interviewer (e.g. ice-breaking, emphathy with interviewer, drive the conversation in proactive fashion)-this drives a bit of concern
And they suggest me to prep with people that I don't know (which I did) to better build this skill.
I think this is why:
1.But at the case there was one time that the interviewer did ask me to repeat something so that he could comprehen.
2.There was a time that the interviewer asked for (I didn't remmember what) and I said so now I made a final recommendation or a periodical recommendation. There was a bit of silence but I went on with a recommendation-this part was a bit awkward.
My last problem was not concise enough. This time I have done it well.
Communication is a good combination of art and science. In terms of building rapport/connect with interviewer, I am not sure how to do it well. Any tips?