Craziest thing you’ve done in an interview when you knew you had no chance of getting the job?

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Imagine getting high grades in school and practicing 30 case interviews with intense mental math just to become a glorified administrative assistant on a PMO work stream

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Worst interview question you’ve ever gotten?

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Case Study: You’ve been brought in to conduct a transformation on the USA electoral system, what is your recommendation to make the system more fair and equitable to all citizens? Scope currently unconstrained.

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Keep applying and keep getting rejected. Great way to start the new year.

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Guys, what do you wear for a zoom video interview? Do you still wear a suit or tone it down?

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How do you all structure your resumes? What are key words that you use when applying to other consulting firms?

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Worst on campus recruiting / interview stories?

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How many of these have you seen? Virtual interviews have made this worst

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How to to take random days off for new job or graduate school interviews? Any reasons? Call in sick or give a heads up?

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Me: this is the first time I’ve actually interviewed anyone. The interviewee: so I popped your interview cherry! Me: 😳

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Sigh 😔 finally made it through final rounds of an interview only to receive an offer below what I’m currently making. How are most people getting these 30%+ comp increases?

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Hey 🐠 - I’m early in my pregnancy and interviewing bc I’m afraid of being laid off soon. How can I find out from the firms I interview with whether they have minimum tenure requirements to qualify for paid maternity leave (e.g., need to be at firm 1 year before qualifying)? Obviously, this is the most important benefit for me and I will not be revealing my pregnancy during the interview process. Anyone been through this and have any advice? TIA

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Is a suit with no tie too informal for an interview ? My neck is thickkk 😂

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I heard my teammate interviewing for another company in the next conference room... ...turns out it’s the same company I’m interviewing with later today. Let the hunger games begin!

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I had the absolute worst interview experience and just need to vent tonight. I interviewed at this tech company in SF and I am currently based out of NY.

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Sons done a good job with high school and is applying for college. Struggling to pick a school.

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If you had an interview at 4am due to time difference, would you be more alert if you: 1) Pulled an all nighter (and went to bed after the interview) 2) Slept 3.5 hours then woke up to do the interview (and went to bed after)

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Curious to know if firms check GPA from the transcripts or just look at the resume? My friend just got an interview who lied about her gpa and I was thinking if it’s worth lying

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It's so upsetting to know that I am being passed over for jobs, interviews because of my Muslim name :(. I will not whitewash my name. The right opportunity will come soon God willing.

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Salary negotiation advice needed. Just had an interview at a competitive big 4 for a higher role and was asked my numbers, was told it was too high (despite it being within the known salary band) and was given a counter offer 50k lower than what I asked for and was told to think about it over the weekend - the figure would be a significant pay cut and isn't an option. How much lower would you go from your original number?

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Zero chance either candidate could pass a case interview

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Four rounds of interviews over the span of a month, and a four hour case study later and I’ve been ✨ghosted✨ F@%K RECRUITERS AND COMPANIES THAT GHOST. That is all.

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Failed MBB case interview so hard the guy started giving me casing tips mid interview. Practiced about 20 cases. Friend’s sister is a music major and got an offer with 0 case studying, said cases were just common sense and logic. When did you realise you just weren’t smart?

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Does Deloitte really have Fight Clubs? I’ve read several posts referencing “being prepared to fight”...currently interviewing there btw

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Do you mention in interviews ("why are you looking for a new job" questions) that you've been laid off? Good way to navigate this question?

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I received an offer for a new position which I accepted. Currently in the background check process. I also heard from another position that I interviewed for that they will be sending the offer letter the coming week. I really don’t know what to do about the one that I accepted. I like the second position better. Does anyone have any advise on handling this situation?

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I am interviewing for companies i am not interested in just for practice. At what point do I let them know i am not interested? After final round? After getting an offer?

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What’s the craziest interview story you’ve heard?

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After seeing a bunch of the posts on here about some of the exit opportunities people here have posted, I started applying a couple months ago. I just got an offer that's a little under 3x my current comp... And I'm totally speechless. Thank you to everyone here for motivating me to look for that next opportunity!!!

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Me in case interview: “Well if you take your discounted cash flows for the past 3 years and multiply it by the cubed root of pi...” Me on job: *skype messenger* “hey...srry to bother you...did you finish your status slide yet? I gotta make sure all the boxes are aligned by noon”

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When you are casually prepping for an Uber interview...and they bring out a murder case study...

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What are some good responses to the interview question: why do you want to leave your current firm?

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Case Study question: Who has the higher probability of getting Coronavirus? My friend who takes NYC subway everyday for work or me who flies Mon-Thu from NY to CLT every week?

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On a scale of 1-10 how reckless am I being applying to jobs on my work computer during work hours?

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Managers if you find out/suspect that one of your consultants is actively interviewing elsewhere, how likely would you be to just ask them to leave?

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Is it fine to mention the client name when asked about your latest project ? Or in any behavioural question? Giving interview next week and need help in preparation. This laid off thing is giving me more anxiety day by day. I have finally gathered strength to get back and started preparing again. Any help is appreciated.

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2 YOE and I feel like I’m falling behind. I’m only making ~70k and it seems like everyone else my age is making 150k+ TC. I can’t stop thinking about how each passing day affects my lifetime earnings. I’ve gotten lots of interviews but it’s always “we chose to go with someone with more experience”. I do so much to position myself for the opportunities I want but it always falls through due to “bad timing” or “luck” and I’m sick of not being able to control this. Anyone else feel the same?

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How could you possibly watch the Axios interview and not feel anything but utter disappointment in our country’s leadership?

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Have an MBB interview set for end of Sept, but already have a job offer for another company now - is it totally irresponsible to take that job & continue prepping for MBB? Don’t want to risk turning down the offer & not getting MBB. Also don’t know how it would look if I ended up getting an offer with MBB, and they see I just started a new role in the last month (and leaving soon would completely screw over my new team). What should I do?

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consultant 🐠 - just had a final interview with one of the partners of a mid tier consultancy. In the interview, he didn’t ask too much about my skills and it was almost entirely fit questions and questions from me. the interview went for 40 mins and I had 2 interviews before this fwiw. Does anyone have any experience with a situation like this?

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Had an interview a couple hours ago and one of the questions was to talk about some other similar partner companies I've worked with and I completely blanked and only talked about one (although it was a significant one). Should I throw in names of some of the other companies when I send my thank you or just let it go? He didn't seem to keep pushing the question so I'm assuming my answer covered it. But probably would've been helpful to include more names for variety.

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What does a super long (4 months) interview process before being made an offer say to you?

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How much weight does a SM referral have on final decisions at Deloitte’s experienced hire interview?

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Currently without employment and in a bit of a dilemma: My non preferred company did a bait and switch with the role, took a month to get me the e-contract with start date TBD (2-3 weeks down the line). My preferred company is interviewing super slowly, the position is senior, pay is great and commute is lower. Ok to tell non preferred to wait longer or will it make HR mad at me and take the offer away?

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Is there a podcast where they interview poor or screwed (by life) people? Kinda like the characters on S-Town?

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Assuming good work, how does one land an interview at W+K?

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What’s your approach when getting asked that initial question in an interview “so tell me a little about yourself?” ... does everyone use the Present-Past-Future model.... (cont)

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Why do recruiters always want to get on a call to prep you for an interview? I've literally been through hundreds of interviews in my lifetime. How do I kindly reject their interview prep calls?

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I’m currently 28 weeks and just had a phone interview for a new job; throughout the course of the conversation I didn’t bring up that I’m pregnant. The hiring manager said the next step would be to come in for an in-person interview, and now I’m worried that this will somehow hurt my chances (even though I know it’s technically illegal to discriminate against women for being pregnant). Has anyone else had experience with this? Should I tell them now that I am pregnant?

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Currently interviewing for an analyst position. Wondering if the headlines (Corona, market, etc) have any effect on the hiring process?

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Took short term gig from one so-so agency today through creative recruiter agency. Same day recruiter from a very good agency called to interview for longer term. Feel like I can’t go back. Timing.

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Strategists: What questions do you ask/get in interviews? Ramping up my job search now, and could use a little help shaking off the rust...

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Interviewing for a Non-registered Admin. What do you believe are the three most important traits/skills as a candidate for the position? (This will be my first admin hire.)

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What is your answer to the “what is your greatest accomplishment” interview question?

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When the only supervisor position in your agency that you didn't know they were interviewing for is given to a new hire with less experience than you.

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After going through a round or two of interviewing with an agency, how can you let them know you're not interested without burning bridges?

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I’m doing my final round interview and I just got my schedule for that day. Is it normal for an HR analyst to interview you? The role I am interviewing for is not HR related

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Final round of interviews with Deloitte's Cloud Strategy group this Friday. Any tips on what to expect? Interviewing for SC position. TIA.

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Black creatives: We need to deliver closed captions for an interview video. The subject is a black woman. She speaks very intelligently in thick, southern African American vernacular. (Continued)

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Going back to work tomorrow!!! How are y’all feeling now

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I have received an offer (+40% base) from another big 4 firm. Do they have to pay out the two weeks after I give my notice if they ask me to hand in my laptop? What if the start date is 4 weeks out?

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@ZS folks - would you move from big 4 manager to asc consultant at ZS? Strat insights and planning team. The offer is higher salary than mine but not by as much as I thought. -My questions are, what percentage of work is growth strategy? Any deals? -How is WLB? Many weekends? What’s start / finish time would you say? - What sort of exit ops do you see your peers going to? (non healthcare) -professional development (mba, office mobility)

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I use a surface pro and while reviewing a deck with the client on his MacBook pro, I tried to pinch and zoom on one of the slides directly on the screen

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It really bothers me when people are rude over Teams/Slack. I just don’t get why people would be rude when it’s so easy to be nice (or even even cordial). Ok Monday vent session over. Thank you for listening.

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Young professional and new consultant. What tactics have you used to evaluate/negotiate offers, esp. from Big 4, when you don't have another offer in hand to use as leverage?

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I interned with this guy and we flirted all the time, now we're full time hires and on the same project. I think it's pretty obvious we're into each other, just don't know what to do about it

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How often do you hear this complaint: Miss, you do too much!!! I always say thank you. That is a compliment. 😂

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Experienced hires at MBB (below manager level): did you find in-person case prep significantly better than virtual sessions? Trying to understand if I need to find more local prep partners

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Friday: fingering the touchpad to keep your Skype status active. (Can't use any software because of admin restrictions on industry laptop)

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FAANG or MBB? Have a couple of offers and debating. Role at FAANG is technical leader. Pay is same. Don't want to be in consulting long term. M/D level.

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What's a good salary range for a LMM/MM PE investment analyst role? Just shy of 2.5 years of consulting experience. Located in a lower cost city in the south (Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Nashville, etc)

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Strong move from Wharton to send me one of those infosession emails today after rejecting me without an interview yesterday

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Hi fishies! I have been looking for a new role, and just got an offer after seeing a post someone made here, that I never would have come across otherwise. The FB community is incredible and the audio session on diversity in ad last night was amazing. I am such a huge fan. Thank you for all you’re doing here 🙌🙌🙌

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Just realized my degree from IIM is not actually a degree. It's a diploma. I also got to know that MBA from Top US universities is way different from what I studied. Anyone else experienced the same?

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Has anyone used a mobile business card app that they like? If so, which one?

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consultant 🐠 - just had a final interview with one of the partners of a mid tier consultancy. In the interview, he didn’t ask too much about my skills and it was almost entirely fit questions and questions from me. the interview went for 40 mins and I had 2 interviews before this fwiw. Does anyone have any experience with a situation like this?

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I'm an RIA with a small client base in my precious market,in a brand new market to me(meaning I don't know many people) how have some of you started from square 1? How are you all getting leads?

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“Learnings” isn’t a real word, discuss.

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What exactly does an EP at a production co. do?

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