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As a federal consultant you'll get to see first hand how incompetently your tax money gets spent!


You can be a volunteer firefighter and do the same. Maybe even get a few beers thrown into the mix.

post #497 of 502
I feel a little daft asking this, but I'm expecting a phone call from a recruiter at a leading consulting company (my resume was forwarded to a junior recruiter who emailed me to say to expect to be contacted by the senior recruiter). What can I expect in this call? I've been in government for a good while so I'm a little rusty with my private sector (not to mention consulting) recruiting/interview process. I intend to do some research on my own but wanted to see what ideas would come up here.
post #498 of 502
Looks like I'm set for an interview next week. How much time should be spent preparing for the case interview? My contact indicated I should look into their interview tips/tutorials on their site and youtube. Will buying a book like "Crack the Case" or "Case in Point" be overkill since I'm not doing multiple rounds with multiple companies? Apparently, I'm just having one round with 2-3 people.
post #499 of 502
most people who are serious about the job usually spends 20 hours plus minimum.
Some people will "get it" with 20 live cases, some people will need 100 to be fully comfortable.
What firm if you don't mind me asking? If it's the top three, definitely take some time and practice, there are a lot of good resources on the net, no need to buy a book.
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most people who are serious about the job usually spends 20 hours plus minimum.
Some people will "get it" with 20 live cases, some people will need 100 to be fully comfortable.
What firm if you don't mind me asking? If it's the top three, definitely take some time and practice, there are a lot of good resources on the net, no need to buy a book.

+1. If it's MBB, the case will make or break it, and the people against which you are competing will have spent quite a bit of time preparing for it.

If it's not MBB, it will depend on the firm, and on with which division within the firm you are interviewing. The classic strategy divisions of the big four will also heavily rely upon the case, but other divisions less so. Even there though, you'd do well to spend a bit of time prepping for a case study.
post #501 of 502
Thanks for the reply. I actually bought "Case in Point" before I saw your reply. That sounds like an immense time commitment. What kind of preparation is involved? Just studying and analyzing each case and its solution/structure? I hope to do a few live ones with my friend in the industry (different firm) at some point before the big day. Fortunately I have until next friday.The interview is with the public sector practice of a company outside the top 3. Happy to chat in more detail by PM.
Edited by Joffrey - 12/1/14 at 12:29pm
post #502 of 502
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Thanks for the reply. I actually bought "Case in Point" before I saw your reply. That sounds like an immense time commitment. What kind of preparation is involved? Just studying and analyzing each case and its solution/structure? I hope to do a few live ones with my friend in the industry (different firm) at some point before the big day. Fortunately I have until next friday.The interview is with the public sector practice of a company outside the top 3. Happy to chat in more detail by PM.

Public Sector ? so like the Federal Practice at Deloitte?

I actually have fun fit to be more important than case studies however case studies are good too.

I suggest doing at least 20-30 cases. More than enough prep for anyone that isnt MBB.
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