Consulting Interview Structure

IN this post we look at the structure of the consulting interview.

Firms will normally conduct two or three interview rounds, and each round will consist of two or more interviews back-to-back.

The case question is the cornerstone of the consulting interview, and some firms will employ a fixed structure for the case question, asking each candidate the same set of questions. In these firms the interviewer will lead the interview.

Other firms use a more open ended structure for the case question where the candidate will be expected to drive the case. This is done to see whether you can deal with ambiguity and drive towards a solution.

In addition to the case question, consulting interviews will usually also contain personal experience questions, guesstimate questions, math questions, brain teasers, and factor questions.

[For more information on the consulting interview, download “The HUB’s Guide to the Consulting Interview“.]