Anonymous User wrote:I thought this was as good a place as any to post this question, let me know if you have any thoughts.
I'm one of the OCI interviewers at Penn for my firm and I'm trying to think back to what good interviewers did/did not do, especially since this is not only about finding great candidates, but also convincing them that my firm is somewhere they'd want to work. Do you feel like there are certain questions that break the ice best or that you are prepared for but no one ever asks? I think we'll have to do the obligatory "why X city" "why our firm" "what are your interests", only because we'll need to report back to the firm, but I'd like to actually get to know candidates beyond the super rehearsed Q&A that tends to happen. Having the same exact conversation 20 times in a day does not sound fun
Happy to answer any questions too, though this is my first OCI trip. I did do some callback interviews last year.
To what extent does a preferred practice influence hiring decisions? Does it differ wildly between firms?