Case Interview Articles

Here is apractice tip from a CaseInterview.com student about how to practice cases in everyday life. This is a great tip and one I used myself when I was preparing for the case interview and one, I highly recommend. Below are the details on how this student used this practice tip to receive an offer [...]

To practice problem structuring in a case interview I recommend practicing  the process of setting a hypothesis and devising an issue tree that tests your hypothesis. It is okay if you are slow at the process in the beginning… the key is that you understand the process. For better proficiency and speed, you just need to practice. [...]

There are lots of little things that separate a candidate who does a good job on a case vs. an excellent job. While it’s not necessary to be perfect on every case, it is necessary to come pretty close most of the time. It is far easier to have a higher success rate and be more consistent if you [...]

Recently I have received several emails from readers asking if you can be “too prepared” for a case interview. My answer is both yes and no. Let me explain. Interviewers do complain that many candidates are “too prepared,” but what they mean by this comment is not what it seems. The “too prepared” designation comes [...]

Below is a list of tips and recommended resources to assist in practicing quantitative case interview questions. Standardized Testing Practice Books: Standardized test prep books have example quantitative questions I would suggest looking in GMAT, GRE preparation books – and specifically look for the section that’s most similar to these types of questions. GRE Prep [...]

One of the most common questions I am asked is how much time is needed to prepare for case interviews? My response is typically extensive preparation gives you an enormous advantage. The ratio is probably 15:1 or 20:1 in favor of the person who prepares a lot vs. someone who prepares little. Now for some people, [...]

The PARADE Method ™ is an approach to answering resume-oriented job interview questions. It is an approach I developed that is tailored for answering these questions in job interviews for management consulting, as well as interviews for senior executive positions in industry. It can be used by candidates to prepare concise and powerful answers to [...]

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. Before I provide the example and walk through how to solve it, let me start by providing some context. First, you don’t see this kind of case very often. I did 60+ case [...]

This article provides the answer to this estimation question. The process and rational I use to answer this specific estimation question can be used as a template to practice answering other estimation questions as you prepare for case interviews. “Estimate how long it would take to move or relocate an average size mountain 10 miles [...]

Facing rejection from consulting firms is an emotional topic especially with the time and effort candidates put in preparing for the case interview. I recently received this question from a reader about being rejected from all of the consulting jobs they applied for, here is the question and my response to dealing with not getting [...]

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