Whilst case interviews are considered the more challenging side of the consulting interview, it is important to be aware of other types of interview questions that you will inevitably face when interviewing with a top management consulting firm such as Mckinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Bain, Booz Allen Hamilton, Mercer, L.E.K Consulting, A.T. Kearney, Roland Berger or others. A case question is often only 30 minutes of a 1 hour interview. This is especially true in long interviews (one hour or more) and later round interviews once you have proven your abilities in answering case questions.
Below you can find some common behavioral interview questions that you may be asked in a management consulting interview as well as some additional consulting specific interview questions. Try to think how you would answer these interview questions if they were asked to you!
- Why do you want to work in consulting? And why this firm?
- What do you believe a consultant does? What would you consider to be the three most important qualities of a successful consultant?
- How is our practice different from other consulting firms?
- If I was to review your performance after six months, what do you think my evaluation of you would be?
- Which firms are you interviewing with? How have you gone?
- If given an offer, how will you decide whether or not to accept it?
- What do you think are the differences between your current company and this firm?
- What do you think you'll add to this firm?
A face-to-face interview is the toughest part of getting you a job. Further, if you are from a science or a medical background, the situation becomes worst. Science is a vast subject and you need to cover a great deal of topics before going for an interview. If you are a medical professional or a doctor then, you must know that a doctor’s job involves competence, technical expertise, integrity and social ethics. Therefore, a medical job interview is considered to be one of the toughest job interviews.
This article covers a few questions that are generally asked in course of a medical interview. You need to go through this list and prepare potential, impressive answers for them. The first question is the most commonly asked questions. I have mentioned an answer to it.
7. The day before your final exam, one of your family members has expired. How will you deal with this situation? How will you manage your studies in such a crisis?
8. A young woman suffering from AIDS comes over to your clinic and requests you not to inform her spouse about it. What will you do?
9. A 7 year old child is suffering from cancer. The kid’s life expectancy is approximately five months. How will you tell her parents about it?
So, these were some of the question you may encounter on the road to become a doctor. You should answer them in a composed manner. And remember, besides being a doctor, you are a human too! So keep up the dignity of this post.
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The appointment as a medical consultant in NHS is seen as the pinnacle of the medical career and rightly so. However, the role of the consultant in the new NHS has evolved to include increasing managerial responsibilities as well as an increased role at the sharp end in a consultant delivered (and not led!) services. Most would agree that it is the non clinical skills that separate good from the average candidate in the medical interview. Thus you should be uptodate in your knowledge of management and political topics. A sound knowledge of NHS structure and a political awareness will provide a framework within which you can apply your leadership and managerial skills. In your role as consultant, you will be very often called upon to develop and improve services, manage a team, deal with difficult colleagues, provide opinion on an ethical dilemma, participate and encourage teaching and research and resolve conflict.
In every answer you give, look for the opportunity to show the panel just how much wider reading you have done. You want to convince the panel that you will bring enhanced benefits to the organisation. Candidates will be remembered if they are distinctive, have something interesting to say and can make a unique contribution. Therefore consider what have you got that makes you special and what makes you fit in.
Remember success is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. Good luck!
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