Case interview definition and resources to prepare
Case interviews are primarily used by management consulting firms and investment banking companies. [LiveCareer.com] They are typically part of, and not the entire, interview process. In case interviews, the interviewee is asked to analyze a business problem or situation, identify key issues, and provide an approach to addressing the problem or situation. Case interviews are "designed to scrutinize the skills that are especially important in management consulting and related fields: quantitative skills, analytical skills, problem-solving ability, communications skills, creativity, flexibility, the ability to think quickly under pressure, listening skills, business acumen, keen insight, interpersonal skills, the ability to synthesize findings, professional demeanor, and powers of persuasion."
If you are interviewing with a specific organization that uses case interviews, research their website for tips. Some employers provide this.
- AcetheCase.com offers free advice on handling case interviews, often used by consulting firms. [Career and Professional Development does not endorse any products that might be offered for sale.]
- Consulting Case 101.com: Management Consulting Case Interviews.
- Deloitte: Preparing for the case interview.
- Quintessential Careers.com: Mastering the Case Job Interview.