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Interview Guide Columbia Business School Management Consulting Association Guidebook 2002 Please do not duplicate, copy, print or photocopy 15 Methods for Dealing with Interview Questions HOW TO ANSWER QUESTIONS There are some basic rules about how consultants think. Using the following intellectual structures to frame your answers to their questions in a familiar style will make it easier for them to evaluate you in a positive manner and could engender a feeling of intellectual rapport. 1. Keep the answers concise and full of content . This means that long and flowery sentences that add little of substance to your answer are not advisable. Nor are long, irrelevant anecdotes from university or prior working life. 2. Make an assertion and support it with fact or example. So in answers to questions like “are you a good leader,” don’t be too modest. Rather, objectify it with something like, “When I was elected President, the newspapers used me as their example of perfect leadership.” (Well, that might be a bit much, but you get the idea).
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