I just wanted to highlight busicow’s post on recruiting for consulting. Busicow has actually been going through recruiting full steam, so there are some great insights to be had in the post.

In particular, I want to reemphasize the importance of the fit portion of the interview.  I think there are multiple benefits to nailing the fit portion, assuming they have a fit portion, like going into the case with more confidence/momentum.   I was nervous as hell heading into my interviews, and I had to use everything at my disposal to psych myself up for it (music before hand - thank you Jason Mraz, replaying past successes in my mind, reminding myself that I was offering as much value to the company as they were to me, etc).  Fortunately, I was able to relax a bit during those initial 15 minutes, and it made a world of difference for me.