Case Interview KJL - The Case Interview Source: Boston...

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-1 The Case Interview Source: Boston Consulting Group
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-2 WHY ARE CASE INTERVIEWS GIVEN? To Test Two Things Firms generally do not expect an extensive business background Firms generally do not expect an extensive business background Most companies try to give cases that do not require Most companies try to give cases that do not require business experience or knowledge of business jargon business experience or knowledge of business jargon Firms generally do not expect an extensive business background Most companies try to give cases that do not require business experience or knowledge of business jargon business experience or knowledge of business jargon How much will you like How much will you like consulting? consulting? Expose candidates to case situations and the kind of work consultants do How much will consulting How much will consulting like you? like you? Give the firm a sense of how you might approach a case situation
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-3 WHAT ARE CASE INTERVIEWS? Two Main Types How many pencils are sold annually in the United States? How many dogs are there in California? What are the chances of rolling double sixes three times in a row? A pharmaceutical company is trying to decide whether to manufacture its drugs in-house or outsource; how would you help? The company that owns Vail mountain has seen a decline in revenues over the past five years; what should it think about? Brain teaser Brain teaser or market or market sizing sizing Business Business problem problem
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-4 WHAT DO COMPANIES LOOK FOR? Not “The Answer” Creativity Creativity Apply a unique perspective to business situations See the big picture Draw conclusions from partial info Make assumptions, see patterns, generate hypotheses Poise Poise Appear excited by the kinds of issues consultants face
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