Ace Your Case IV: The Latest and Greatest (Wetfeet Insider by WetFeet

By WetFeet

Drawing on conversations with those that have braved the consulting interview gauntlet, this e-book outlines universal query forms, deals easy methods to assault each one, and offers 15 all new perform questions culled from genuine consulting interviews. As continually, we stick with the perform questions with a considerate dialogue of ways to technique the case and related instances in addition to advised solutions.

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Although we believe that our recommended answers are good, we know that there are many equally good and even better answers out there. Remember, the destination is often less important to your interviewer than the road you take to get there. With that in mind, smooth sailing! A quick note on the layout: Each question is followed by bad answers (which are admittedly a bit far-fetched in some cases) and a good answer. The questions and dialogue between the hypothetical recruiter and candidate appear in normal type; the WetFeet analysis and commentary appear in italics.

You want to avoid confusing yourself or forgetting numbers. Candidate: Now I know that there are 7,000 courses in the United States, each of which owns about 40 carts. Doing the math, that means that there are about Nailing the Case 280,000 golf carts in the United States in the first bucket—those owned by golf courses. Now we need to move on to the second bucket—the “all other” category. The candidate has come up with an answer and clearly stated the supporting logic. In addition, the candidate has recalled that this exercise really only solved half of the problem in the way it was initially structured.

As a potential consultant, industry expertise can certainly come in handy on a project. But if that expertise happens to fall in the crime underworld, you may want to hold off on breaking out that piece of information. Good Answer Candidate: Well, I can’t claim to be terribly familiar with the world of bank robbery, but I can make some good assumptions about the sizes of money and briefcases, and that should be plenty to go on. There are four pieces of information I’ll need to crack this case: first, how much cash is in each bundle; second, how many bundles make $10 million; third, what are the dimensions of each bundle; and fourth, what are the dimensions of each briefcase.

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