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Consultant Business Development Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Gallup in June 2011.
Interview Details – I applied online, and it involved the usual uploading of a resume and cover letter and also a ~45 minute multiple choice test designed to determine your strengths and potential fit with the firm. After completing the application, I was called the next day and asked to schedule a phone interview, 3 weeks out due to scheduling issues with Gallup not having any interviewers available. The questions in the interview were, like mentioned elsewhere on this site, open-ended and interpretive with no feedback offered and the test lasted about 60 minutes. Was informed the next day I didn't make it.
Consultant - Business Development Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Gallup in June 2011.
Interview Details – After applying and completing the online personality test, I received a phone call from Gallup Consulting after one week and arranged a phone interview. The phone interview lasted for 75 minutes and it was a rapid fire style one. The interviewer was continuously asking questions one after the other without giving any feedback to your responses but just having the option if you would like her to repeat the question. Most of the questions were competency questions and you were required to support every answer with examples of your previous working experiences. Most of the questions were related to sales and how you sell a product or service to your client. Some of the questions were pretty similar to the online personality test so try to have in mind what you have answered in brief. Try yo have as many examples as you can with the star or bar techniques. In the end, the interviewer asked me if I had anything to say that would help Gallup to have a more clear view from me.
- How do you close a deal with a client? Answer Question
- What is your biggest contribution in your life so far? either to your family or work. Answer Question
- What is the biggest sale that you have achieved in your previous job? Answer Question
- When do you know that a client is going to buy? Answer Question
- Do you believe that everyone should be compensated depending to his working hours or with a fixed salary? why? Answer Question
Consultant - Business Development Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Gallup in June 2011.
Interview Details – The questions were rapid fire type. I was asked 75 questions in 75 minutes. Many questions sounded like the rephrases version of a previous question. However, the questions were designed in such a way that the candidate will have to give different examples for each question. Some people say that the interviewer is like a robot, but that is how they are supposed to behave in a rapid-fire round. They will repeat the questions if you want, but they wont explain or rephrase. It was really enjoyable and you have to be at your attentive best to finish the round at least satisfactorily.
Consultant- Business Development Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Gallup in March 2011.
Interview Details – Got contacted by a gallup recruiter, applied online, and had the first phone interview within one week of application online.
As described here, it was about 1 hr 20 mins of non stop rapid fire, recorded, structure interview with a recruiter asking basically behaviour questions. Some questions overlap with the questions online personality test and a lot of questions are about what kind of person you are, how you handle specific situations, your attitudes toward team work and memebers. You would get the general feelings looking through reviews here.
In the middle of the interview, the interviewer informed me that I might need to reschedule to continue since she only went through half of the questionnaires with 2-30 mins left . So I kept the answers short and simple for the rest of the interview to finish up on the spot. Overall, it was tiring, hard to pace evenly with no inputs provided but not as bad as I expected. I guess every company has its own way of finding right fits and you just need to work with the system if you want a job with the company. No result yet and if I got one, I will try to update.
Interview Question – are you more imagitive than your peers? If so, pls describe. Answer Question
Consultant - Business Development Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Gallup in January 2011.
Interview Details – Applied online for the job and took the online assessment test. I got an email the next day informing me to proceed to the next stage which involved scheduling a phone interview. The duration of the phone interview was 90 minutes. I was asked a lot of questions which the interviewer was not allowed to explain or provide feedback on, but to only read the "script" and I answered as best as I could. I was not invited for the one-on-one interview probably because they wanted someone with solid business development/sales experience as most of the questions were oriented towards sales. Also once a question is asked, the next question will ask that you give examples or back up your response.
Consultant Business Development Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Gallup in January 2011.
Interview Details – I was a little disappointed when I did not receive the last and final in person interview. I thought I did well for the phone interview, but apparently not. Most of the reviews are very accurate about the process and questions.
1. I applied online. Completed basic personal info and professional experience. Immediately was sent to an online assessment test.
2. Received an email a week later to continue with a phone interview. That was scheduled a week out.
3. An analyst called me at the scheduled time. He was very nice. I was prepared to answer the questions and give examples. Most of the time he would cut me off mid-sentence to jump to the next question.
4. Received an email 5 days later saying I wasn't a good fit for the company.
- What do you consider a lot of money? Answer Question
- Would you rather sell a deal for a large amount of money and walk away or receive less and have a partner for 10 years? Answer Question
- A lot of .. Name a time when... (a) you took the lead (b) were in a tough situation (c) turned something bad into good... etc Answer Question
Business Development Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Gallup in December 2010.
Interview Details – Fairly straight forward, started with a personality screening online. That was followed by a phone interview that like other posts, was rapid fire style. The answers should be straight forward, and relate directly to the question. If you are at a B school look at your career center they will have great advice on how to handle these questions.
Interview Question – On a scale of 1 to 5 please rate how aggressive you are? View Answer
Consultant Business Development Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Gallup in November 2009.
Interview Details – The phone interview was given after I finished all the online test from their websites. The interview itself took more than 1 hour with series of questions that were given non stop. The interviewer ask me to answer all the questions quickly. All the questions were the attitude questions such as "give me an example when you deal with the clients", "If you are a sales person, how do you close the deal with the clients"
Interview Question – If you are a salesperson, how do you want to close the deal? Answer Question
Consultant-Business Development Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Gallup in December 2010.
Interview Details – online application--> online assessment---> phone interview
They asked 30 questions in 30 mins on the phone. I think the posts on this website have covered most of the questions they might ask, so you can be prepared if you really work on it.
One unexpected question was: What's your political view?
Interview Question – What's your political view? View Answer
Business Development Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Gallup in October 2010.
Interview Details – I applied online and was prompted to complete the online personality assessment. The next morning I had received both an email and a phone call asking to set up a phone interview. The interview was scheduled for 2 weeks out. During this time, I studied behavioral interviews as well as the glassdoor interview reviews. The call took 45 minutes and was what I would describe as "rapid fire" in nature. The interviewer is not allowed to converse with you, they are simply there to read or re-read the questions for you. I was informed that "top of the brain" responses were desired, to just say what first came to mind. There was no breathing (or thinking) room between questions and I was exhausted by the time it was over. This occurred yesterday and I was told I would here back from them, good or bad, within 7 business days.
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