Stage 1. Interview with an HR officer
The HR officer will ask applicants about their interests, experience, and skills. Candidates do not need to study for the interview but should carefully think about how to present their competencies, achievements, and student or professional projects. It is also an opportunity for applicants to learn more about the company and its team.
Again, I emphasize the importance of motivation: applicants with a clear sense of purpose stand a better chance of being selected.
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(RUS). Stage 2. Interview with the team
This is a more extensive interview covering motivation, background, skills, and ability to structure and analyze information.
In our interviews, we use a competency-based approach. For the candidates, this means that their potential colleagues will enquire about their prior experience and ask to illustrate their skills and abilities with specific examples.
For a future trainee or employee, this stage is an opportunity to meet potential colleagues and gain first-hand information about their future work. Stage 3. Case study
A case study (homework) is the final verification stage, where we offer our candidates a small technical, economic or feasibility study that models real-life tasks they will encounter in their work.
The case study lasts 6 to 10 calendar days depending on complexity. Typically, applicants report their results in a final presentation.
This stage requires deep involvement, intensive brainwork, and effective demonstration of the candidate's skills. Stage 4. Intelligence tests
This is a well-known verbal and numerical reasoning test that candidates do at home. Typically, it takes about 40 to 50 minutes to complete all the tests. Stage 5. Final stage − meeting with department director
The meeting with the department director is not just a formality, but a pivotal point in the selection process. A potential employee meets a practice leader who secures projects for the company and bears responsibility for the team's performance. At the meeting, the director briefly interviews the candidate about their competencies and may ask them to defend a case, since a consultant should be able not only to do the job but also to make a case for the customer.
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