Job Search Tip of the Week #18 (2019)
Caressa Moy | April 29, 2019 | 9:00 am
How to Ace the Case Interview
If you’re a technology pro (and especially one in a consulting capacity), potential employers want to know more than the simple fact that you can solve their problems. They want to know how you’ll do it. Your attitude, style, problem-solving capabilities, and approach are all deciding factors in how well you’ll fit into a particular position and organization. To find this out, employers often conduct interviews that ask you to solve a business case question or problem.
Solve the case
In a traditional interview, candidates spend the majority of their time answering questions about their education and work experience. In a behavioral interview, employers try to get an idea of how applicants’ personalities and experiences will affect their approach in a particular position. But in a case interview, time is spent talking about a specific sample scenario. The candidate is expected to offer detailed responses that reveal how he or she would deal with the hypothetical situation. These responses help interviewers determine the applicant’s creativity, attitude, and ability.
No right answers
There are no “right answers” in a case interview. Rather, the goal for you as an applicant is to give potential employers a clear idea of how you think and work.
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