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What is your ideal vacation?

How would you answer this question in your Personal Fit interview? Receive feedback on your answer and browse through the Q&As to review the approaches of other applicants and experts.

How would you answer this question in your Personal Fit interview? Receive feedback on your answer and browse through the Q&As to review the approaches of other applicants and experts.

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The wrong answer to this question: it depends who's asking

The right answer to this question: an honest answer. As a former MBB interviewer, if I'd ask this question, it would be so that I can see what you care about other than consulting, work, or B-School. If you have a specific hobby that you do during vacation, say so. If you can demonstrate that you know when you need to do nothing except sit on a beach, do so.

Bottom line, just be authentic and show some parts of your personality.

Bonus marks - determine if the interviewer is interested or shares common interests. If so or if not, turn it into a conversation, not just a story.

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The wrong answer to this question: it depends who's asking

The right answer to this question: an honest answer. As a former MBB interviewer, if I'd ask this question, it would be so that I can see what you care about other than consulting, work, or B-School. If you have a specific hobby that you do during vacation, say so. If you can demonstrate that you know when you need to do nothing except sit on a beach, do so.

Bottom line, just be authentic and show some parts of your personality.

Bonus marks - determine if the interviewer is interested or shares common interests. If so or if not, turn it into a conversation, not just a story.

Helpful?

Dear A,

There might be a trick in this question to check your dedication to the work and following your self-balance and preventing the burnout. Here I would confirm your dedication to getting your job done, but also convey your understanding that personal well-being is key to professional success.

As for the other things, like where and how, for me, doesn't make any sense.

Best,

André

Dear A,

There might be a trick in this question to check your dedication to the work and following your self-balance and preventing the burnout. Here I would confirm your dedication to getting your job done, but also convey your understanding that personal well-being is key to professional success.

As for the other things, like where and how, for me, doesn't make any sense.

Best,

André

Don't work for any firm that throws a trick question at you. Not cool. — Allen on Aug 12, 2020

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Hello!

On top of the insights already shared in the post, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s shop (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34), adressing topics precisely as your question.

It provides an end-to-end preparation for all three MBB interviews, tackling each firms particularities and combining key concepts review and a hands-on methodology. Following the book, the candidate will prepare his/her stories by practicing with over 50 real questions and leveraging special frameworks and worksheets that guide step-by-step, developed by the author and her experience as a Master in Management professor and coach. Finally, as further guidance, the guide encompasses over 20 examples from real candidates.

Furthermore, you can find 2 free cases in the PrepL case regarding FIT preparation:

Intro and CV questions > https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/fit-interview/intermediate/introduction-and-cv-questions-fit-interview-preparation-200

Motivational questions > https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/fit-interview/intermediate/motivational-questions-fit-interview-preparation-201

Feel free to PM me for disccount codes for the Integrated FIT Guide, since we still have some left from the launch!

Hello!

On top of the insights already shared in the post, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s shop (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34), adressing topics precisely as your question.

It provides an end-to-end preparation for all three MBB interviews, tackling each firms particularities and combining key concepts review and a hands-on methodology. Following the book, the candidate will prepare his/her stories by practicing with over 50 real questions and leveraging special frameworks and worksheets that guide step-by-step, developed by the author and her experience as a Master in Management professor and coach. Finally, as further guidance, the guide encompasses over 20 examples from real candidates.

Furthermore, you can find 2 free cases in the PrepL case regarding FIT preparation:

Intro and CV questions > https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/fit-interview/intermediate/introduction-and-cv-questions-fit-interview-preparation-200

Motivational questions > https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/fit-interview/intermediate/motivational-questions-fit-interview-preparation-201

Feel free to PM me for disccount codes for the Integrated FIT Guide, since we still have some left from the launch!