Lominger is one of the top consulting companies. Similarly to all the consulting jobs, one needs to have a certain skills set to do it well. Particularly, you should be able to :
- Create a good relationship with the client. You should be able to build trust.
- Have good communication skills and an ability to explain, but also see, the things from a point of view of a customer.
- Be bright, have unique ideas. Companies do not hire consulting firms to tell them something they already know…
- Be expert in your area of expertise, especially you should really have some practical experience.
- Problem identifying and solving skills. Nowadays, many people can solve problems. However, just the exceptional consultants can identify it early enough to minimize the damage.
- Have good selling skills. At the end of the day, customers should be convinced enough to “buy” your ideas. Otherwise, they would not co-operate with Lominger on a long term basis.
Case studies often decide in Lominger interview
Although it is hard to give you an exact list of interview questions, you should prepare for one type certainly: for the case studies.
You will be given a scenario a customer is facing. Your task will be to find the solution and present it to the interviewer, or to the interviewing panel. The study will be most likely related to the exact position in Lominger you apply for. You will have thirty minutes to prepare your solution and presentation.
I can not stress enough that this is the most important part of an interview. Even if you answered all the other questions well, but struggled in the case study, they would not choose you. Therefor you should mock the presentation before an interview and also try to find some case studies online. This should help you to be well prepared and ace your interview. Below you can find some other, commonly used questions at Lominger.
- Why Lominger? Why not other consultancy?
- Why employment and not freelancing?
- Why should we hire you and not someone else?
- What added value can you bring to our company?
- When was the last time you consulted someone? What problems did he face?
- How would you sell me an idea?
- Do you feel comfortable speaking to CEOs?
- What do you think characterize a good consultant?
- What are your goals?
- If you consulted one of our clients and he was so satisfied with your work that he offered you a full time position, what would you do?
- Look around the office. Can you find some things that can be changed here to improve my working efficiency?
- What do you consider as the biggest problems of the US economy right now?
These were few questions commonly used at Lominger and companies of this kind. As you can see, it’s difficult. However, if you prepare for it in advance, have your mind open and have a personality of a consultant, you should be able to handle the pressure and get the job. We also recommend you to have a look at this e-book, where you will find answers to all these questions. Or alternatively you can try training of presentation skills (if you need to improve it), as well as sales training. It will help you not only on your resume, but also during the interview. Good Luck!