What value can you bring to our company?

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Anonymous A asked on Mar 11, 2021

Hi,

What would be a good structure to answer the question "What value can you bring to our company?". I rather find it difficult to answer this question with a good solid answer without being vague (e.g.: I can provide my experience to the team).

How would you do it and how would you structure your answer? Do you answer this with concrete examples of your experience applied to the (obviously) unknow content of your future job?

Thanks!

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Denis
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updated an answer on Mar 11, 2021
Ex-Bain 5 yrs | Goldman Sachs Investment Banker NYC | MBA Chicago Booth | Passed > 13 MBB > 20 IB interviews

To keep the answer short: You need to weave / intermix your Strengths, Why that specific firm, Role expectations. Let em know you understand what the expecations are and how you use your experience and strengths to fullfil that role. Make sure you use that opportunity to highlight for every aspect you mention why that is important in your view to the firm and how important that is to you.

In short too: bring hard skills (e.g. industry knowledge) and soft skills to the table. All geared towards a client-service business.

Examples: your working style, leadership style, quant abilities, communication skills, process mgmt skills, your EMPATHY towards colleagues (lateral, down, up) and CLIENTS, managing people up and down the chain of command, mentoring, desirable traits (e.g. you push yourself out of your comfort zone) industry specific knowledge etc. etc. All these are just buzzwords - make them very specific by providing SPECIFIC ANECDOTES or SITUATIONAL EXAMPLES.

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Francesco
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Hi there,

This is very similar to “Why should I hire you”. I would recommend the following:

  • Step 1: Be ready for an immediate reply. Don’t ask for time to think about this question. If you don’t know which value you bring / why they should hire you on the spot, that’s quite a red flag. Break the ice immediately with something like the following: “That’s a great question. I think you should hire me for the following reasons/I can bring the following to [COMPANY X]”
  • Step 2: Mention the first skill. “A first element I believe I can bring is the ability not only to work well in a team but also to help the team to reach its goal
  • Step 3: Provide a clear example of the skill. “As you can see from my CV, I have played in competitive football in the last years; more specifically [EXAMPLE SHOWING LEADERSHIP].
  • Step 4: Remark why that could be useful for the company. “I know consultants work constantly in teams and the team performance is what matters to achieve the final result. If you hire me, I believe I can contribute to the team as I did in my past sport experience”
  • Step 5: Repeat Step 2-4 for other two skills

Possible areas to mention include:

  • Leadership and teamwork skills
  • Ability to convince others
  • Drive to achieving things
  • Client relationship skills
  • Problem-solving

Best,

Francesco

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Ian
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Hi there,

This is a "what are your biggest strengths" question!

So, figure out the 2-3 things that you are particularly good at, that apply to consulting and talk through these!

You can bring up any of the following:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Communication
  • Stakeholder management
  • Can-do attitude
  • Energizer/enabler
  • etc.etc
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Gaurav
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Hey there!

Answering this question, you get a chance to demonstrate how your professional and personal skills correlate with the requirements of the company. You will be able to show your deep knowledge of the company’s values, activities, etc.

It's better to prioritize the points which you want to mention and start from those, which you think, will be the most valuable. Try to connect each of the points with personal achievement, or an equal skull company seeks in its candidates. Be explicit but honest, and do not gloss-over too much.

Good luck!

GB

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Udayan
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The best way to answer this is to state the skill you believe you have (lets say analytical skills) and then give a concrete example of how you have used this skill in your past work.

Udayan

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Ex-Bain 5 yrs | Goldman Sachs Investment Banker NYC | MBA Chicago Booth | Passed > 13 MBB > 20 IB interviews
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