A course for anyone interested in joining a strategy consulting firm who is curious about how to approach the ‘fit’ or experience part of the interview. Successfully navigating the ‘fit’ or experience interview is essential for a candidate interested in joining a strategy consulting firm. Consulting firms consider the experience interview as important as the case interview when they select candidates to join their firms.
This course will cover the different questions asked in a consulting experience interview and will also give specific and detailed recommendations on how to address those questions. Anyone who is considering a move into strategy consulting and therefore needs to be successful in the experience interview should consider this course.
The goals of the course are:
This course is lecture based, has 11 lectures and has 60 minutes of video content in total. It is designed for anyone who is considering a move into strategy consulting and therefore needs to be successful in the experience interview.
The course has three sections:
The main section of the course, Answering Specific Fit Questions, discusses the 4 main types of questions and considers each type individually. For each question type, we give specific examples of what works well and does not work well in a consulting interview. We conclude with specific preparation candidates should consider before interviewing with a consulting firm.
The only prerequisite is that students know what a job interview is and now need to prepare to interview for Strategy Consulting roles.
Mike Salvaris is an entrepreneur and Business instructor at General Assembly. Mike spent five years at McKinsey & Company focusing on growth strategies for Media & Entertainment companies. He started his career as a litigation lawyer. Unknown to most, Mike used to wear a kilt in a pipe band.
I have worked in consulting my whole career. I am a former consultant with a top-tier strategy consultancy in London and a graduate of the MBA programme at a top-10 global business school. Whilst working in consulting I interviewed over 100 candidates and since leaving my firm I have worked for over 3 years as a Consulting Career Coach a top-10 global business school. I have the experience of being an applicant to consulting firms, an interviewer for consulting firms and a career coach helping candidates join consulting firms.
I know what a candidate needs to do to join a top-tier strategy consultancy.