Actually it was my first formal interview for MBA Internship. It was always a tough time for every first time.
My Interviewer is the Senior Director of Business Operations at LinkedIn. The interview process is quite simple.
At first, the interviewer would told you how will we spent the coming 45 minutes, just give you a brief introduction about the interview process.
First, the interviewer introduced himself and the Business Operations team. ( Internal Consulting was his words)
Later, he asked me to go through my resume and asked two or three question about my resume. But the way he asked the question makes me a little confused. Maybe I just get used to the way people ask you about your leadership, teamwork, time management, conflict stories and so on. The interviews questions seemed a little strange, it made me hard to use my stories. I even couldn’t remember the questions.
Then, we moved on to the case questions ,which made me mad, although it was a easy case question. I should know how to break down this easy case question.
You are the VP of the Sales in a five star hotel ( assume Four Season). The CEO comes to you for a solution to improve the occupancy rate of the hotel as the hotel faced a challenge situation that that are not enough people come while the competitor’s occupancy are relative higher.
Last, he gave me chance to ask him about whatever questions I wanted to ask. I raised two or three questions, then time ended.
Frankly speaking, the first round interview was not hard including the case. Maybe it’s my first interview, I felt nervous. I guess I wouldn’t be invited for the second round.
Move on! Hope Next Time, I would do better.