Just thought i’d share my experience of 1st interview for Deloitte consulting - i have applied for operation in consulting. By now, you all should know the format - interview lasts an hour and a half, the first 15 mins is reading a case study, then the interview will commence with a manager or senior consultant. It last an hour or so, and they start with the competance questions then the case study questions, then an opportunity for you to ask questions.
The case study i got was based is Thornton County Council and basically they are asking deloitte to bid for the consultation on a project where they want to amalgamate 7 smaller councils into one. The core services that will be joined are finance, IT and human resources and they expect the staff levels to drop from 7500 to 6000 after all the regional offices have been joined together. All seven councils have different cultures and levels of service on offer so the idea is to bring these together - one advantage is that citizens will get a more even of service. Another issue is this thing called a ‘shared service centre’ where the core services will be shared. Might be an idea to research this on the internet. Another issue is outsourcing - they are considering outsoucing the IT services and i got asked what the differences were between outsoucing and doing things in house - had to think of an answer to this on my feet but it is a classic question that can be answered easily. I would research outsourcing beforehand. They also give you an additional piece of information on the case study which is just to assess how you rationalise making judgements on the spot. Another thing i got asked was what the risks might be and how these could be mitigates. Also, think of all the stakeholders involved in a business model like thie - on the day i could only think of the citrizens, workers, and central government, and local businesses but there are probably more if you have a good think about it.
The interviewer has a list of questions then can ask you and basically they will just pick out ones at random. My advise for this is the same as everybody else - do lots of preparation and prepare plenty of examples of work, uni and your life.
Tell me a time when you gave a presentation?
Tell me a time whan you had to make a difficult decision?
Tell me about a time when you overcame a challenge?
Tell me about your organisatoin skills, when you organised something?
Tell me about how you got from uni to here (i graduated in 2006)
Why do you want to work for Deloitte?
What do you know about management consulting?
What other competitior are there to deloitte?
Hoep this helps.