Case Study Interview
Are you preparing for a case-study interview? It’s natural to be nervous and it’s okay if you don’t know where to begin! We’ll break it down for you and guide you through this arduous process.
While these kinds of interviews may appear intimidating, keep this in mind: The interviewer wants you to do well. So, shake off the nerves, relax and have fun! You’ll walk into the interview, fully prepared to unpack a case study!
What are case study interviews?
A case study interview is a situation-based job interview that tests a candidate’s problem-solving skills. In a case study interview, a candidate has to solve a business challenge. The challenge, in many cases, might be a toned-down version of a project that the firm has done in the past.
Who uses case study interviews?
Usually, management consulting firms and investment firms conduct Case study interviews, but in recent years, other industries have also started to conduct case interviews.
What’s the duration of these interviews?
Usually, cases take about 20-30 minutes to complete. You may receive new information as the case progresses to prepare you for additional questions from the interviewer.
How do I increase the chances of clearing a case study interview?
What do employers usually look for in case interviews?
Often, a case study is more about the process than getting the answer, so understanding what employers look for in case interviews will help you know how to approach them. Here are four skills you need to keep in mind:
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