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CASE INTERVIEW

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CASE INTERVIEW SUCCESS A ceyourcase.com FREE SAMPLE Written by TOM ROCHTUS

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Table of Contents

Introduction

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About this Book

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Why this Book

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Chapter I: Your Next Career Move

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Consulting Careers

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Management Consulting

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Operations Consulting

4

Information Technology Consulting

4

Human Resources Consulting

5

boutique Consulting Firms

5

banking Careers

6

Corporate Careers

7

Chapter II: Real-life Interviews

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Skills Assessed

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Analytical Skills

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Excellence

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Client Skills

10

Organizational Skills

10

Creativity

11

Personality

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Interview Progression

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Chapter III: How to Crack Your Business Case

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Chapter IV: Presentation Cases

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Chapter V: Guesstimates and Brainteasers

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Chapter VI: Review of Critical Business Concepts

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Appendix A: Overview of Consulting Buzzwords

119

Appendix B: Basic Overview of the Financial Report 127

Appendix C: Review of Other Sources on Cracking Consulting Interviews

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Introduction

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Real-life Interviews

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SKILLS ASSESSED

Analytical Skills

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Excellence

Client Skills

Organizational Skills

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How to Crack Your Business Case

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INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS CASES

What Is a Business Case and Why Is it used?

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Different Types of Business Cases

What Your Interviewer Is Looking For

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How to Crack Your Business Case

How to Practice Business Cases

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HOW TO APPROACH YOUR BUSINESS CASE

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Exhibit 3 - The three-steps process to approach business cases

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Chapter IV

Presentation Cases

INTRODUCTION TO PRESENTATION CASES

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- Aggregating a set of data:

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Guesstimates and Brainteasers

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Logic: Numerical skills: Creativity: Professionalism:

type of problem.

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Chapter VI

Review of Critical Business Concepts

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS CONCEPTS

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About the Author

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Acknowledgments

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CASE INTERVIEW

SUCCESS

Second Edition

Case Interview Success is a must-read for anyone applying for a consulting position. The book takes you inside a typical consulting case interview by exploring in detail the entire case interview process, and will leverage you to crack the most complex business cases.

The main features of this book are:

• A detailed discussion of the entire case interview process

• Key business case frameworks with practice cases and solutions

• Key strategies to crack presentation cases, guesstimates and brainteasers

• An overview of key business concepts and consulting terms

Tom Rochtus works as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company, one of the world’s most prestigious management consulting firms.

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