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    Should I bring a list of questions to an interview?

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    Most recent answer on Mar 01, 2021
    <p>Any advice on bringing questions to an interview?</p> <p>Especially when having been fully engaged in cases (for several hours possibly), I tend to forget some of the questions I meant to ask during/after the interviews. Does it come across as if I would not be able to remember several question if I bring a written list of questions to an interview or would this generally be considered fine to do?</p> <p>referring to questions about the company </p>
    Hi Anonymous, it's true that case studies can be exhausting and you may not really remember what questions you wanted to ask. In general I would distinguish two types of questions and associated way to proceed : - P ... (read entire answer)
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    Ask interviewer questions during interview?

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    Most recent answer on Sep 09, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on May 10, 2019
    <p>Hi everyone,</p> <p>Does anyone know how "accepted" it is to ask some job-related or personal questions during the fit interview (when it fits of course)? I feel like it creates more of a friendly dialogue than an interrogation if you don't just ask your own questions for the interviewer at the end of it. E.g. if they talk about the industries you are interested in and you ask about their own specialisation throughout their time at the firm. </p>
    Hi Lennard, asking questions during the fit interview is perfectly fine. Most interviewers like to talk about themselves and will appreciate your personal interest in them. It also shows that you are really engaged in ... (read entire answer)
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    To reach out to consultants, what are the best questions to ask them via text?

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    Most recent answer on Aug 14, 2020
    <p>I won't be able to have physical coffee chats with people at consulting firms because I won't be in the country, but I would still like to connect with them online. I would also like to reconnect with colleagues and alumni that I have already met at these firms. So my questions are:</p> <p>1) What's the best way to start a conversation with consultants/analysts whom I haven't met before via linkedin, email, etc. Likewise for people I have already met but want to get in touch with them again such as school alumni? I'm a bit anxious in asking them about the recruiting process because it would just seem like I am only talking to them for that sole purpose.</p> <p>2) What are some great questions to ask to learn more about the firm?</p> <p>3) I find it really hard to build a strong connection with a consultant via text so do you have any advice on how to do so effectively?</p> <p>Thank you!</p>
    Hi Anonymous, it is totally feasible to obtain referrals starting with written communication, even when you don’t know anyone in the firms or you don’t have personal connections with people working there – you just ha ... (read entire answer)
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    How many clarifying questions are appropriate and when should they be asked?

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    Most recent answer on Aug 06, 2020
    <p>I have received conflicting feedback regarding how many clarifying questions are appropriate and when I should be asking them.</p> <p>Some say I can ask questions as long as they clarify main points and help understand the context and client objectives without asking for any actual data (i.e. no fishing for answers).</p> <p>However, I've also been told that I should only clarify any points I didn't understandin the prompt and our clients objective, then leave all other questions for when I'm going through my structure (e.g. Who are our customers?, What are our products? How is this market doing relative to our client?)</p> <p>Perhaps there is a middle-ground between the two sets of feedback I've received?</p>
    Hi Anonymous! You touch on an important point here. Many candidates don't understand what distinguishes the clarifying questions at the start from later analysis-related questions (asking for market data. financials, ... (read entire answer)
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    Clarifying questions

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    Most recent answer on Aug 06, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Jun 05, 2018
    <p>I've been told that I need to ask more clarifying questions prior to structuring my approach. I have a hard time thinking of clarifying questions on the spot and was wondering if anyone had any techniques or tips to prompt me?</p>
    Hey there, It could be helpful if you clarified with whoever provided your feedback on why you should have asked clarifying questions. In the absence of more detail, I'll share 2 cents from some common pitfalls that ... (read entire answer)
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    Any ideas on the COVID-19 effect on the interview questions?

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    Most recent answer on Jun 09, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Jun 01, 2020
    <p>Hey everyone,</p> <p>I will soon have final round interviews and I am really interested in having more information/tips about the case questions/fit questions that are related to the pandemic. Has anyone heard any questions being asked like this or could anyone imagine having that?</p> <p>Thank you for your responses in advance!</p>
    Hello, You can very have fit questions related to COVID or a case relating to a recent project on the crisis or the exit from crisis. 1. On the fit, I would say that it is good to have an opinion of Covid-19 impacts ... (read entire answer)
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    Best questions to ask at the end of interview

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    Most recent answer on May 22, 2020
    <p>Hello all,</p> <p>I have a question regarding what insightful questions to ask the interviewer at the end of an interview that make you stand out?</p> <p>Thank you.</p>
    Hi! There is a whole lot of great questions you can ask. My best advice is to really think through what interests you most about the job, the firm, or the industry! If you have a particular interest (industry sector, ... (read entire answer)
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    Feeling about the core of the case

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    <p>Hi!</p> <p>Sometimes when I do an interview I get a feeling about what the interview is really about (e.g. you're told that a company will do a market entry if they can expect revenues of $10M the first year, so you realize that the main part of the interview is to figure out expected revenues for the first year). However, I often have other content in my structure as well, but when I ask for information about these things, they do not have any information about them. How should I move on from here? Should I continue to ask for each of them, should I ask a quite vague question that sort of includes the rest of my structure, or should I say that I feel that I have solved the core part of the case and move on?</p> <p>Any suggestions to how you can understand what the interview is really about (e.g. any hints I should be aware of)?</p>
    Great question. You need to follow the framework, but also try to follow the 80/20 rule. If the next step in your framework doesn't appear likely right now, you are welcome to communicate to the interviewer that you wil ... (read entire answer)
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    Asking for culture

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    Recent activity on Mar 14, 2018
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Mar 14, 2018
    <p>What are some good questions to ask interviewers/friends to get to know the real picture of culture in each firm/office?</p>
    Agree with Vlad, but there is a way I've found useful. I ask my interviewer their best memory so far of being at the firm. It solves for two things: (1) ends the interview on a happy note (2) gives you the top-end/posit ... (read entire answer)
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