Case interviews are a standard practice for consulting positions in industry and some non-profit organizations. The secret to acing a case interview is preparation and practice. Graduate Career Services recommends that you familiarize yourself with the case interviewing format as it's quite different from other types of interviews. A case interview is a special type of interview where the applicant is provided a challenge, problem, or question and asked to solve the situation. The interviewer will look at the applicant's logic skills and assess their quantitative, analytical, listening, communication, and problem-solving abilities. A case interview can be an individual or a group exercise. Practicing sample cases prior to an interview is the best way to prepare.
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Many employers who conduct case interviews provide great interactive case studies on their websites, so do your due diligence and check them out! Here are a few other sites that also offer interactive practice for case study interviews:
- Bain Case
- Cornerstone Research Case
- Deloitte Case
- Gotham Consulting Partners Case
- McKinsey Case
- Oliver Wyman Case
- pwc Case
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