Hello everyone, I have a phone informational this week with an MBB employee (they are not on consulting track which is what I want to do, but they are very high in their field). I’ve had several successful info interviews previously with people in jobs I am interested in, but this person and I have a close mutual contact and they kindly offered to chat. Besides asking about the MBB culture, what should I ask about? I know I should let the contact do most of the talking and I’d like to have some good questions prepared, but as the contact is/was not a consultant I’m unsure of exactly what I should be asking.
Informational Interview with MBB employee (not consultant)
Overview of answers
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the firm and you should definitely not waste your time with too generic questions (e.g. what is the culture like? Any advice for the interviews/application?). I would try to ask personal questions, rather than general question. You could for instance ask about the employee's favorite project, a good/bad day at work and about the employee's career at MBB and if he/she would do anything differently if he would start again.
You should be asking for an advice:
- Your career path and how MBB fits into it
- MBB career path
- Advice on preparation
- An in-depth guide to networking for Management Consulting
- Ready to use LinkedIn and e-mail templates
- Extensive checklists for networking processes and referral obtention