The resources on this page are designed to help you prepare to be your best as you apply for a career in consulting.
YOUR CHANCE TO STAND OUT
WHY CASE INTERVIEWS?
"WE TEST HOW YOU WOULD COPE ON THE JOB - SOLVING COMPLEX PROBLEMS AND COMMUNICATING YOUR IDEAS CLEARLY."
CORE SKILLS WE LOOK FOR IN CASE INTERVIEWS
Structured, logical thinking
Reasonable assumptions & estimates
Appropriate, structured questions
Ability to handle ambiguity & new situations
Communication - style & content
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING YOURSELF
SET OF STEPS THAT CAN BE USED TO SOLVE A CASE
- Listen carefully to the question
- Take notes
- Ask clarifying questions (start a conversation and get additional information)
- Summarise the question – check you understood it
- Verify the objective (for example: are you looking to maximise profits or sales?)
- Take time to think and structure your analysis
- Identify the key issues and prioritise them
- Generate a hypothesis
- Communicate your approach to the interviewer
- Generate discussion – the interviewer is there to coach you
- Ask questionsbased on your structure – don’t fire off questions randomly
- Use relevant information to test your hypothesis
- Use common sense – check calculations with odd results (for example: should milk cost £10 per pint?)
- Synthesise – summarise the key findings, rather than just recapping
- Refer back to your hypotheses
- Reach a conclusion – state your recommendation for the problem posed
- Add next possible steps (how would your recommendation fit into the wider context? How would it be implemented?)
REFINE STRUCTURE BASED ON ANALYSIS
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