Author Archives: kieranluke

A framework for frameworks

Key to frameworks

Let’s talk about the f-word of case interviewing.

Framework (noun): the basic structure of something.

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10 ways to be generic

Same same not different
Consulting interview season is coming up. Here are 10 great ways to make sure you don’t stand out:

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Conducting your interview post-mortem

Crying over spilt milkInterviewing can be like a blind date – you’ve never met the person before, but based on some pre-screening you’re expected to have an engaging conversation that builds connection and rapport. Chances are, the date goes poorly and you are left wondering what went wrong. Continue reading

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Act your interviewers age

Act your age really means act my ageWe’ve all heard the phrase “act your age” but is that acting old enough for your interview?

Undergraduate students I’ve met during summer internship recruiting over the past few weeks have all told me about their case preparation.  They’ve read ‘crack the case’ bestsellers, completed mock interviews and surfed company websites for case hints.  This makes a ton of sense, since cracking the case is critical to landing the job.  A subset of students also spent time to solidify answers to hygiene questions like “Why consulting” and “Why firm X.”  A smaller subset spent time reflecting on their leadership and teaming experiences to prepare for typical behavioral questions.

No candidate I came across however thought about how their age or maturity might be perceived during an interview.   Continue reading

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The most important thing to remember for your case interviews

Polar bears chill outIt’s recruiting season, and a lot of you are interviewing over the coming weeks.  Firstly, well done on getting this far – it’s a very competitive field! Now that we’re in the thick of it, the question I’m getting again and again from candidates: what’s the most important thing to remember for my interview? Continue reading

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