Case interviews are commonly used within the field of management consulting, but they can occur in other fields as well.
What to Expect
You may be given information about a real business issue or problem and asked to develop a solution on the spot using your analytical abilities, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Think out loud. Expect questions that probe relevant areas. Gather pertinent information to develop your recommendation.
- Get creative. Brainteaser or market-sizing questions are common.
- Understand the purpose. You are not expected to come up with the "correct" answer. Rather, the employer wants to see the logical assumptions you will make and witness your thinking process as you devise a solution.