I am apologizing in advance for asking several questions in connection with such a silly topic, but for me this is very important.
I am obsessed with travelling, for me this would be the main reason to become a consultant.
Is this appropriate telling the below written sentences to the interviewer at the fit part of the interview?
“I would like to work in as many countries as possible: this is the main reason why I would like to join to the world of consultants. Of course, I have other reasons, but this is the most important for me.
It is understood, that the quick self-progress, the work environment, including the mostly Forbes 500 clients and the plenty of genius colleagues are also big advantages. But if I have to choose only one from the perks an MBB company can offer to me, I would pick the travelling opportunities.”
My other questions:
- As most of you had a quite long history in this business, can you tell me please, in which countries (cities) have you been working during your MBB-career (if you are, or were not big travel maniacs, tell me about your colleagues)?
- Do you having had the opportunity to visit the cities in you are hosted, e.g. after work or at weekends?
- Generally speaking (probably it depends on the actual project), how much time do you have to sightseeing?
- Do the MBB firms always offer you the opportunity to spend your weekends at the hotel on the spot (i.e. depends on you, whether you accept this or not), or you have to go back to your original office for Fridays? If you stay at weekends abroad, do the firms pay your accommodation and give you a daily fee as in workdays?
- Is that true, that at weekends you can visit the surrounding cities (or even countries) of your project’s city, assuming, that the air tickets to there are cheaper than to home? (As an example: you are hired by a European office; you work on a project in Bangkok, Thailand, and at one weekend you would like to visit Hanoi, Vietnam, at another weekend Vientiane, Laos, etc.; most probably these air tickets would be cheaper than travelling back to Europe.)
What do you think about asking the interviewers – among others, of course – about their “travel history” at their current firm during the last part of the interview?
Thanks in advance for your responses!