What we look for
We evaluate candidates around five qualification criteria. Based on your academic results, your application, your work experience, the interviews and extracurricular activities, we look for:
Problem-solving skills, e.g., ability to structure oral and written work, ability to think conceptually, comfort with manually performing simple calculations, practical sense, and business acumen
Communication and other interpersonal skills, e.g., language, listening, questioning, spelling, teamwork
Interest in Oleto Associates, e.g., ability to articulate what you find interesting about the position and the management consulting profession
Knowledge, e.g., relevance of the subject matter expertise you have acquired through prior work experience (mostly for experienced candidates)
Drive & direction, e.g., ability to get things done and influence others to follow you
Applications (cover letter, CV and transcripts) should be sent by e-mail to [email protected].
Please remember to enclose ALL transcripts from your high school, bachelor's and master's degrees the first time you send your application. Applications received without the full set of transcripts are more likely to be rejected and you might miss your chance to join us.
We also require that you indicate your grade point average (GPA) on your CV for every single education/degree. When indicating your GPA, please use the format: [Your GPA] out of [Top Grade], e.g., GPA 9.5 out of 12, 3.8 out of 4.0 or GPA 9.5/12, GPA 3.8/4.0.
After having reviewed your application we might call you in for the first interview round, which would include meeting at least two of our consultants. During these interviews, we will get a chance to mutually get to know each other and you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your thinking around a few cases which mirror the typical business problems we work on.
Each interview is typically divided into three parts:
(1) Getting to know you: Your profile and aspirations,
(2) Solving a case together: Interactive problem solving around a current or past case, and
(3) Understanding the firm and job: Oleto Associates & the management consulting profession, and your questions related to this.
As preparation for point (1) it is a good idea for you to think about past examples where you demonstrated good problem-solving skills as well as try to summarise your motivation for why you would like to join our team. For point (2) we advise that you familiarise yourself with case interviews in general (see Interactive Case page) and practice a few cases using resources on the internet (e.g., Vault.com, Wetfeet.com) or a colleague you trust. Remember cases are a fun and engaging way to both learn and demonstrate your thinking and ideas without necessarily solving every issue of the problem you are given. To prepare yourself for point (3) we encourage you to think about potential questions you might have about Oleto Associates and working in management consulting.
If successful at the first interview round you will be passed on to the second and final round.
Your potential questions
If you would like to learn more about us please contact us by phone or e-mail and we would be happy to answer any questions.