Interview Best Practices - a Q&A

Eric Butts, a Director at PwC, hosts a Q&A about how to nail your next interview!

Would love your advise on how to impress in a "Innovation Consultant" role😇

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Would love to get some advice on a skills interview for a Change Management Consultant. What should I be expecting? Do they want to hear specific methodologies?

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What advice do you have for someone about to start recruiting for full time consulting? Been casing daily in July and wanna make August even more productive. Wanna make my efforts payoff in the end!

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What are some of the most challenging questions you encountered during an interview and some baller responses that definitely made you a memorable candidate?

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Interviewed for a Sr leadership role and was given a take home case work to turnaround in a day. I negotiated timing but couldn’t extend the time - maybe I could have negotiated harder. Con’td

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Hi Eric, I have a 30 mns phone interview tomorrow, what are the most common question on this screening process ?

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Hi Eric, How do you find out if you’re a top candidate for a job opening?

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Hey Eric, I’m going to be performing a series of Skype interviews with several Sr. Managers/Partners for an out-of-town role. Any pointers or advice for Skype interviews ?

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What are some of the questions that can be asked in an interview for an internal audit position? Both technical and non technical.

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What's the best response to the "why are you leaving your current position?" Question? I find it tough not to bad mouth the prior company or make yourself seem not wanted in the current position

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Hi Eric, going from M to Dir, please share if possible how you went about making that case to go to the next level, not only differentiating yourself but also getting others to notice and acknowledge.

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How long after a phone interview to send a thank-you e-mail? I would assume within 24 hrs, but is it possible to send too early?

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Do you miss OG?

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Eric, what do you feel are pwc’s strengths and “opportunities” in the management consulting space?

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How should I prepare for an interview for an investment role at a VC?

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I work in a small cpa firm that only does govt audit, but I don’t want to be pigeonholed. What can I do in my interview to show I can work in big4 & do non govt work (even if I have 0 experience)? TIA

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Hi Eric, what are factors that can set a candidate apart in the interview if he/she doesn’t have a prestigious background (past employer or university)? Also,how do you overcome anxiety in the moment?

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Off to flight #2 today, hope to see more questions here when I land in Cali!

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Hi Eric, thanks for doing this session. How do you advise answering the non compete clause? 1. If you are asked to sign one and 2. If you have signed one and are interviewing with a competitor

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What's a solid answer for "why do you want to work at X company?" The big 4 and even their MM competitors like RSM are all basically identical...

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