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Consulting Interview Preparation

Case Library

Case Library

Based on actual client work, case interviews provide a mutually beneficial opportunity for us to see how you approach problems while you become familiar with our work. 

Case Library

Case Library

Preparing for an interview with us can be overwhleming. It's not always about getting the "right" answer, we're more interested in how you structure and organize your thoughts.

To support you and make the interviews less daunting, we collected a list of cases for you to practice and follow along.

 

Tips while practicing your interviews
  • Prepare with different people
  • Learn to apply frameworks, Do not memorize them
  • Practice giving cases as well as receiving them (you can learn almost as much that way)
  • Challenge yourself with different types of cases
  • Try to do cases that are one step beyond your skill level
  • Be yourself

Tips for Nailing Your Interview

When preparing for your interview, keep these suggestions in mind:

  • Make it a business discussion, not an interview. Approach your interview as a thoughtful and insightful conversation that demonstrates your business judgment.
  • Drive to the answer. Focus on the question you are trying to answer.
  • Be pragmatic. Anticipate concerns your recommendation may raise. Is it realistic and scalable? What are the risks, and how can they be overcome?
  • Demonstrate your communication and people skills. Project your confidence, energy and interest, and demonstrate how you might interact with future clients and colleagues.
  • Listen. Avoid writing everything down. Focus on understanding the problem and begin forming your own hypotheses. If you get stuck, pay attention to the clues—your interviewer is trying to coach you.
  • Don't force-fit frameworks. Frameworks incorporate concepts you should know. Show your interviewer you can apply these to the specifics of the business issue and industry.
  • Tell the interviewer what you are thinking. Explain your thought process as you ask questions. This way your interviewer will know you have a plan.
  • Expect math. Be prepared to both set up the analytics and do the math.
  • Practice. 
  • Relax.