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Unformatted text preview: Case Interview Tip Sheet In a case interview, you are introduced to a business dilemma facing a particular company. It requires preparation, quick thinking, insight, and intelligence. The objective is not to determine if the candidate “gets the right answer,” but rather to evaluate how a candidate finds a solution. Tips to remember: 1. Listen to the Question: listening is the most important skill a consultant has 2. Take Notes: taking notes during the case interview allows you to check back with the facts of the case; as someone once said “the weakest ink is stronger than the best memory” 3. Summarize the Question: after you are given the question, take a moment to summarize the highlights out loud 4. Organize Your Answer: Identify and label your case, and then lay out your structure 5. Manage Your Time: your answer should be as linear as possible; don’t get bogged down with details 6. By the Numbers: if possible, try to work numbers into your problem • Intro quick exchange, eye contact, smile • Questions About You 5-10 min : leadership, drive, enthusiasm • Why Consulting? commitment to the firm • Possible Math Question • Case Question(s) 10-15 min : poise, analytics & communication skills • Your Questions intelligence, homework • The Grand Finale selling—why hire you? 7.7....
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- Spring '09
- Case Interview, BBA Career Services, Red McCombs School of Business The University of Texas