Interviews exist because the organization you want to work for has a puzzle to solve, and it is this:
From the pool of qualified candidates we’ve assembled, who is most likely to contribute and thrive in the role?
Interviewing well is a skill developed over time with knowledge, preparation and practice. Like anything complex, expect to start out worse than you planned, and improve after putting in effort over time. Some forms of interviewing, like consulting cases and coding challenges, also have specific norms that are unique and require added attention to master.
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There are five main tasks when preparing for an interview. Each has an explanation and steps in the buttons below.