What would be a reason not to hire you?

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New answer on Oct 23, 2022
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Anonymous A asked on Jan 23, 2020

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Svetlana replied on Jan 13, 2022

One reason not to hire me could be that I don't have a business education. However, I am a quick learner and moreover, I propose that my scientific background includes transferable skills. 

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This is a hidden "weakness" question. Find a weakness that isn't really one, and also explain why it isn't even really an issue anymore.

Additionally, you can pick something that is a weakness elsewhere, but not at weakness at consulting firms. E.G. "I question/challenge common beliefs/assumptions. This wasn't viewed positively at my old firm"

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Anonymous F on Jul 17, 2022

or alternatively, something along the lines of I tend to rely too much on data and this could be a challenge in situations where a lot of data is not available or hard to get. Perhaps, framing this as being "fact-driven" vs intuitive might be a positive for consulting firms but could lead to delays in cases where speed and agility are important such as responding to a competitive move.

Hen replied on Oct 23, 2022
young attorney looking for a career in consulting

I had never worked in an international environment in previous positions and therefore I am not experienced in professional working situations with people from different cultures. I am confident that I can overcome this challenge because I have had many interactions with people from different cultures, in my travels and during my school years. 

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Anonymous G replied on Aug 03, 2022

I do not know how long I will stay in this country

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Anonymous E replied on Jul 17, 2022

If you send me to Italy I could go to AC Milan match straight away:)

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Anonymous on Aug 04, 2022

UEFA should hire you

Anonymous updated the answer on Apr 29, 2022

I have not yet worked in a consultancy, I need to adjust to the new work environment with more structure and processes, but I know that  I am very flexible, easily coping with change

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Paul replied on Mar 19, 2022

Dass ich gerne Sport mache und daher nicht 24/7 immer erreichbar sein kann

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Anonymous D replied on Sep 11, 2021

no reason

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Sooraj Kumar replied on Jul 29, 2022

saudiziation and nitaqat

 

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sophie replied on Feb 07, 2021

x

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Anonymous C replied on Jan 18, 2021

My values do not allign with that of the company

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Gaurav on Jan 20, 2021

How so? Could you explain? Is it possible to turn this weakness into something positive? If no, it might be a deal-breaker. But I'm sure it's possible;)

Anonymous B replied on Jan 06, 2021

difficult

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