Alternative Case Interview Tips

Tom Spencer

When conducting a search for case interview tips on the internet, you will quickly find yourself drowning in information. Instead, it aims to set out some of the less commonly cited, and sometimes overlooked, aspects of the interview process. This is, however, not the case.

Virtual Case Interview

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Doing a virtual case interview has become likely in the post Covid-19 world. They actually weren’t uncommon before, for remote candidates, but now a lot of firms are doing case interviews virtually. There are marked differences to doing a case… Read Article.

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Bain Full Case Interview Example

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Listening to Bain full case interview examples can really help one prepare for their own case interview. In listening or watching this case example, you might be like our candidate, who listens often and thinks it’s pretty straight forward.

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No Case Interview Experience? Start Here

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A question we frequently get from readers is, “Where should I start if I have no experience with case studies or case interviews?” The post No Case Interview Experience?

Case Study Samples: Video Examples With Answers

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Looking for sample case study interviews with answers? In this article, we’re walking you through some of the best case study samples on the web. These case studies simulate the virtual case interview environment and represent cases… Read Article.

Case Interviews via Video Conference

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Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to handle case interviews via video conference. While video conference case interviews weren’t unheard of before, they are much more common right now. It allows the interviewer to see and hear you clearly.

The real advantage of case interview preparation

Tom Spencer

Consulting case interviews require lots of preparation. Although you will hear of some geniuses who aced their cases after only one week of preparation, this is probably not true for us mere mortals. This is due to the nature of the cases that need to be solved.

Case Interview Basics

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Case Interview basics. There are seven major areas of preparation and knowledge that you must master to crush your case interview and get an offer from a top firm like McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. The post Case Interview Basics appeared first on Management Consulted. Case Interview case interviews consulting interviews McKinsey Case Interview mckinsey interview

Issue Trees Are Dead- In Virtual Case Interviews

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The post Issue Trees Are Dead- In Virtual Case Interviews appeared first on Management Consulted. Case Interview Consulting Case Interview consulting interviews

The Case Interview’s Big Brother: The Case Competition

Tom Spencer

As most aspiring consultants know, one of the major hurdles in landing a job offer is the case interview. While the case interview will likely not disappear anytime soon, it fails to represent a consultant’s day to day work. Interviews case competition case interview

What are Behavioral Interviews?

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Behavioral interviews are a key component to the case interview. Yet, if you’re just starting your interview prep journey, you might be even asking, “What are behavioral interviews?” ” Or, “How do you pass a behavioral interview?”

Case Interview Frameworks

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Case Interview Frameworks. If you’ve done any research on case interview frameworks , you’ll find that my approach is a bit different than what you might see elsewhere.

3 Main Types of Fit Interview Questions

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The fit interview is like a behavioral interview for the consulting industry. Within that, there are distinct fit interview question types a candidate should be aware of. Today, we’re sharing about 3 types of fit interview questions.

Case Presentation Interview: New Style of Case Interview

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And the case interview has been a consistent staple in the consulting recruiting process. Some firms, however, use what’s known as the “case presentation interview” to test candidates. The post Case Presentation Interview: New Style of Case Interview appeared first on Management Consulted. bcg interview business consulting Case Interview case interviews consulting interviews management consulting McKinsey Case Interview mckinsey interview

Case Study Interview Questions and Answers

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One of the most challenging aspects of case interviews is that once you are provided with the problem, there are an infinite number of ways the case can go. The post Case Study Interview Questions and Answers appeared first on Management Consulted. bcg interview Case Interview case interviews consulting interviews consulting questions management consulting McKinsey Case Interview mckinsey interview new consultant

When to Seek Help from a Coach for Case Interviews

Tom Spencer

Case coaching is an industry of its own. It seems like coaching is a necessary part of the consulting interview prep process and without it you don’t have a chance of getting an offer. For example, would I pass the interview based on my performance today?

Case Interviews via Video Conference

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Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to handle case interviews via video conference. While video conference case interviews weren’t unheard of before, they are much more common right now. It allows the interviewer to see and hear you clearly.

Do’s and Don’ts of Case Interviewing

Tom Spencer

Interviews are difficult – they involve researching the company, preparing for informational interviews, and practicing behavioral questions. If you are aiming for a consulting internship or full-time job, there is also an unavoidable hurdle you will need to jump – case interviews.

Case Interview: Complete Prep Guide

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Simple cursory research about the management consulting industry and how to become a consultant will quickly reveal that something called a “case interview” is an important part of the process. The post Case Interview: Complete Prep Guide appeared first on Management Consulted. Accenture Bain Bain Case Interview BCG Booz Allen Hamilton Case Interview Consulting Case Interview consulting interviews deloitte consulting KPMG McKinsey Case Interview McKinsey Consulting

Case Interview: Complete Prep Guide

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Simple cursory research about the management consulting industry and how to become a consultant will quickly reveal that something called a “case interview” is an important part of the process. The post Case Interview: Complete Prep Guide appeared first on Management Consulted. Accenture Bain Bain Case Interview BCG Booz Allen Hamilton Case Interview Consulting Case Interview consulting interviews deloitte consulting KPMG McKinsey Case Interview McKinsey Consulting

Practice Case Interviews: How To Prepare The Right Way

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Practice Case Interviews are one of the most important parts of successfully preparing for a management consultant interview. The post Practice Case Interviews: How To Prepare The Right Way appeared first on Management Consulted.

Profitability Case Walkthrough- BCG Style

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Profitability cases are very common in case interviews. That of course means firms are looking for candidates to be familiar with how to handle this type of case.… The post Profitability Case Walkthrough- BCG Style appeared first on Management Consulted.

Mergers and Acquisitions Case Walkthrough: McKinsey Style- Restaurant Acquisition

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When you think about case interview prep, you must be ready for all types of cases. Generally there are 6 types of case interviews. The post Mergers and Acquisitions Case Walkthrough: McKinsey Style- Restaurant Acquisition appeared first on Management Consulted.

Case Interview Glossary

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The idea is, if you were to discuss industry consolidation in a case interview, you would have an intuitive and conceptual idea of what typically happens in these situations. What general business concepts (not necessarily case interview concepts) do/did you find confusing?

Case Interview structure

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That’s right…interview season is here! For many of you, learning how to structure your approach to a case is the most challenging part of the entire case interview process. The post Case Interview structure appeared first on Management Consulted. case interviewsIt’s crunch time. You’ve been practicing so much that your structurer … Continued.

Market Sizing Case Interview Questions

Tom Spencer

It is a classic case interview question, in which a candidate is asked to make an estimate. It depends on the case. Like all interview questions or tasks in consultancy, ask questions at the start. Your interviewer will almost certainly accept a rounding to 110 million.

Case Interview Video

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If you are looking for a video that shows how a real case interview is carried out, or even you want to understand the fundamentals of case interview, this article is what you are looking for. The post Case Interview Video appeared first on Management Consulting Prep. Business Intuition for Case Interview Case Interview Fundamental Case Interview Resources

Case Interview Video Conference – Top Tips

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To consulting firms, face-to-face interviews are always the best way to make a final decision on a candidate. The post Case Interview Video Conference – Top Tips appeared first on Management Consulted. business consulting Case Interview case interviews consulting interviews management consulting McKinsey Case Interview mckinsey interview

Ask these Six Questions in a Case Interview

Tom Spencer

One of the most difficult tasks in a case interview is to ask the right questions at the beginning of the case. As a result, this don’t really help them to solve the case. So, what are the right questions to ask to better understand the case?

Case Interview Examples: Master List

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The case interview is the biggest challenge consulting candidates must overcome to receive an offer. The post Case Interview Examples: Master List appeared first on Management Consulted. Case InterviewMost aspiring consultants are coveting an offer from the likes of McKinsey, Bain, BCG, and Deloitte. Though some are blessed with the innate talent to … Continue Reading.

Case Interview Examples

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Where to find case interview? The post Case Interview Examples appeared first on Management Consulting Prep. Case Interview GeneralMust-be this article.

MECE Framework: Case Interview Example

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In this article, we will cover how to utilize MECE in a case interview setting. The post MECE Framework: Case Interview Example appeared first on Management Consulted. Case Interview case interviews consulting interviewsThe Mutually Exhaustive Collectively Exhaustive (MECE) framework is an important problem structuring principle that consultants use to organize data efficiently and comprehensively.

McKinsey Case Interview: 4 Things You Never Knew

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The McKinsey consulting case interview – there are so many things to become familiar with in McKinsey consulting interview prep. The post McKinsey Case Interview: 4 Things You Never Knew appeared first on Management Consulted. Case Interview case interviews consulting interviews management consulting McKinsey Case Interview McKinsey Consulting mckinsey interview new consultant

Case Interview Tools

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When I am contacted by candidates who have made it through the case interview process with a successful offer, often I get emails like the one below with tips for those still interviewing. On few occasions I met people who did 0 practise cases and got into top firms , and couple times I met people who did 70+ cases and didn't get any offers despite interviewing with multiple firms. Both are very important for successful case interview.

How to prepare for case interviews

Tom Spencer

Case interviews can be a hurdle or stepping stone at the beginning of your consulting career. The interview tests your problem solving ability, communication skills, composure and interpersonal skills. There is no magic number of cases one should do in preparation.

Case Interview: What To Wear

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What to wear to a case interview should not be overlooked! The post Case Interview: What To Wear appeared first on Management Consulted. Case InterviewWe actually get a fair number of questions about this. When you think about how many applicants consulting firms get, and how many they actually give offers to, you … Continue Reading.

Case Interview Example – Capacity Change Framework

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I've had several requests to provide an example of a case involving the Capacity Change Framework as described in my case interview frameworks article. First, you don't see this kind of case very often. I did 60+ case interview questions and never saw this case even once. The scenario where I think you might see it is in a written test or a written case of some sort. Most case interviews you will see do not involve consumer markets.

Interview-led Case Interview

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Two extremes of interview format that you will encounter are candidate-led case interview and interview-led case interview. We have learnt about candidate-led case interview in previous article. Today, I will focus on the other: interview-led case interview, which is often used by Mckinsey & Company. The post Interview-led Case Interview appeared first on Management Consulting Prep.

Tackling the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

Case study interviews put you in the driver’s seat: you’re given a real business problem to work through and solve. The logical reasoning you use to work through the case is just as important as the conclusions you reach” ( The University of Sydney, 2019 ). A common trademark in the consulting recruitment process is the case study interview. A case study concerning a business problem and scenario is given to an applicant or group of applicants to work through.

How to Interpret Charts During Case Interviews

Tom Spencer

So, a few minutes into your case interview, the recruiter slides a chart across the table and asks what you can tell from that particular exhibit. The objective of the chart is to help you drive the case forward by approving or disapproving your hypothesis of the business problem.