Q: "I’m at a company waiting for my interview, which was supposed to be at 10, it’s now almost hour later and I have another interview in a different town 30 minutes away that I have to get to by 12:30, if they don’t call me back for the interview soon is it rude to leave? I don’t want to be late for my next interview because this company has been keeping me waiting. I’m not sure what to do."
A: "I would weigh which company/position is more important to you and decide based on that! Agreed! I don’t think it’s fair to miss your next appointment because this one kept you waiting. I would follow up with the company that made you wait and call to reschedule if you’re still interested in that role!" -Team BG
Q: "So I have my final interview with a company I'm pretty interested in in two weeks. For the interview, I have to come up with a PowerPoint presentation about myself that answers specific questions they have set up for me. Any ideas on how to make this presentation original and stand out while still being professional? He said I could get as creative as I want with it."
A: "This is an interesting idea! I think a lot of what you’ve learned in BG will help you here. Make sure to incorporate why you + what sets you apart from the rest without being boastful.My biggest tip is to take language from the job description and company’s website/LI page. For example, if I was applying at Pepsi for a social media role, I would ask for a copy of their brand guidelines and their PowerPoint template if one is already created (this is important to comms/marketing teams). Then I’d be sure to go through the job post and pull out some of my goals/priorities in this role based on that! And include a few examples maybe with screenshots of social posts to show you did your HW." -Team BG
Q:"Hello, I have an interview where they will give me a “case” and ask questions about it. How did you prepare?!"
A: "Try some practice cases through youtube, but also Deloitte has some great walk throughs and other big 4 firms on their website. There are some great articles and examples on their sites. Make sure you are
asking clarifying questions too - the interviewer wants to see your train of thought and how you got to a
certain answer/outcome. Break it down step by step and you’ll do just fine!" -Team BG
Written by: Amy Minemier
BG Client + BG Blog Intern