Consulting Skills Employers Want

  • PROBLEM SOLVING: help clients solve tough problems and implement solutions; practical sense of what works and doesn’t in complex organizations <NOTE: problem solving skills are assessed through the case interview; the remaining skills are assessed through the behavioral, or experience interview>
  • ACHIEVING: ability to multi-task; work with tight deadlines; show energy, determination and good judgment; demonstrate a passion for setting challenging goals and achieving them in a practical way
  • PERSONAL IMPACT: interpersonal skills, sometimes exhibited in difficult situations; ability to influence people over whom you have no authority
  • LEADERSHIP: fostering teamwork and driving positive change, abilities that are demonstrated through challenging team situations