A guide to your interview
Our interview process has been carefully crafted to get an idea of who you are and how you think.
We are seeking intelligent and critically thinking individuals who are curious, eager to learn, and able to collaborate effectively and build relationships. We also value unique individuals who challenge the status quo and think outside the box, and who enjoy their work and have fun.
Our business is all about connecting people and ideas. We want to help our clients solve problems and achieve their goals. To do that, we need people who can think creatively and see the world from different perspectives. We need people who can build relationships, work collaboratively, are passionate at their work, and are always looking for ways to improve.
That's why the interview process is so important to us. We want to get to know you as a person and see how you think. We want to see if you're a good fit for our team and our culture, and we want to make sure that you're excited about the opportunity to work with us.
What does the interview consist of?
First-round interviews consist of behavioral and case interviews. Final-round interviews vary depending on the position, with internship and business analyst candidates experiencing additional behavioral and case interviews, while MBAs and experienced hires may also have a case presentation.
Behavioral interviews assess past behavior and performance to predict future success. They are more conversational, with candidates sharing examples of their work and decision-making processes. Candidates should paint a clear picture of the situation, explaining the interpersonal dynamics, external influences, and their rationale, so that the interviewer can understand why they made the decisions they did.
Case interviews present candidates with a new challenge to solve. Candidates should demonstrate their problem-solving skills and approach to real-world scenarios. It is important to be authentic and share the solution that they truly believe is best, rather than trying to guess what the interviewer wants to hear.
Why does mXa use these two formats?
mXa interviews combine behavioral and case interviews to assess your analytical skills, problem-solving approach, and potential fit for our client site and offices. We want to ensure that you are happy and confident in your abilities to work here, as we are in yours.
How should I prepare?
The case interview requires you to organize and analyze extensively. The behavioral interview requires to present yourself truthfully and effectively communicate your background. We’ve put together some tips and steps you can take to make the problem solving process as productive as possible.
Come ready to play. Organize your thoughts and data, but don't overthink it. If you don't have data, make up a hypothesis and have fun with it.
Stay on topic, but don't be afraid to wander. State your goal and focus on your strongest arguments, but don't be afraid to go off on a tangent or two. The interviewers want to get to know you, so let your personality shine through.
Be yourself, but don't be afraid to be different. Bring your own unique perspective to the interview, and don't be afraid to challenge the status quo. The interviewers want to find people who will think outside the box and help them solve problems in new and innovative ways.
Be confident, but don't be afraid to be humble. Believe in yourself and your abilities, but don't be afraid to admit that you don't know everything. The interviewers want to find people who are passionate about learning and growing.
Smile and have fun! Interviews can be nerve-wracking, but it's important to remember that the interviewers are on your side. They want you to succeed, so relax, be yourself, and enjoy the process.