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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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