Skill Level Intermediate
- Have you ever watched the Olympics? I love watching the opening ceremonies. The celebration of different cultures and the various sporting events. But what I find most fascinating about the Olympics is the athletes. They are the best of the best. Some of the most disciplined people in the world, and they remain stunningly calm even though they're under an immense amount of pressure. Participating in a case study interview is kind of like the Olympics. It's highly competitive, takes a lot of preparation and practice, and is largely a mental game. Throughout this course I'm going to teach you why case study interviews are used, how to master the often vague and challenging questions, and tips to keep your mindset sharp and strong. Number one, they ask strategic questions. Oftentimes the cases and interviewers are incredibly vague on purpose. The interviewee has to be inquisitive, creative, and problem solve with their questions to really glean all the information they need to solve the case at hand. Number two, they are decisive. Because there isn't a lot of time in these interviews, interviewees have to make decisions and move on. Sitting in analysis paralysis will only hurt you in the interview process. Employers care that you can develop action plans that lead to results, just like you would in the real world. Number three, they are comfortable with mental math. If you aren't comfy with math, you need to start working on this ASAP. Now this can feel really intimidating. I totally get it. But companies really want to see if you have the analytical and technical chops to get the job done. It's important to start brushing up immediately. Number four, they follow a case study framework. Structure, structure, structure. People who are really successful in case study interviews know that they have to stay organized when communicating their answer. Now, if you're thinking how do I do this, don't worry. We're going to teach you just how to do it. Final thing to remember when preparing for your case study interview. There is technically no one right answer. Companies care about your thought process, communication skills, and ability to problem solve real-world examples. In fact, they may not even know what the right answer is. Join me as we cover these tips, and you'll be well on your way to succeeding in your case study interview.