Experte mit der besten Antwort


100% Empfehlungsrate

64 Meetings

798 Q&A Upvotes

139 USD / Coaching

Bring notes to an interview?

Anonym A fragte am 12. Sep 2018 - 5 Antworten

One of my classmates said, "It would look professional in any other interview setting to have notes prepared...on the prospective company"; perhaps questions you would like to ask or reminders of things to mention in the interview.

Can you bring any notes into a case interview? Would it be so bad to have an interviewer ask you to put them away?

5 Antworten

  • Upvotes
  • Datum aufsteigend
  • Datum absteigend
Beste Antwort
antwortete am 12. Sep 2018
Bain & Company | University of Cambridge | CV/Resume writing | 770 GMAT
Coaching mit Alessandro vereinbaren

100% Empfehlungsrate

64 Meetings

798 Q&A Upvotes

139 USD / Coaching

The simple answer is no.

bearbeitete seine Antwort am 13. Sep 2018
Experienced strategy consultant, now running own consulting business
Coaching mit Elias vereinbaren

2 Meetings

298 Q&A Upvotes

149 USD / Coaching

OK, this may be a German thing. But I totally disagree with the other experts.

For any important meeting, you would prepare, take some notes, and take them with you, just in case you want to look something up, confirm something, or just get momentarily stuck. Why not an interview?

I can't see anything wrong and certainly wouldn't hold it against a candidate if they brought a page with some questions they want to ask, maybe some key facts about the firm. Some firms share names of the interviewers before the interview, maybe look them up on LinkedIn. Don't create stalker-style profiles, but some key facts like Alma Mater, interesting previous jobs, tenure with the company...

To the contrary, I would view it as a plus if an interviewer is well prepared (if he or she is not too anal about it) - because that is what I would expect a consultant on my team to do!

It would probably be a bit much to bring case specific things, like a framework cheat sheet, or some figures that seem important.

But other than that, where's the problem?

But again, this may be a German thing. We also have a saying "Wer schreibt, der bleibt." You can look that up ;-)


Benjamin antwortete am 13. Sep 2018
ex-Manager - Natural and challenging teacher - Taylor case solving, no framework
Coaching mit Benjamin vereinbaren

100% Empfehlungsrate

50 Meetings

467 Q&A Upvotes

319 USD / Coaching

as ATK I would say no as well :)

antwortete am 13. Sep 2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews
Coaching mit Guennael vereinbaren

99% Empfehlungsrate

250 Meetings

1.231 Q&A Upvotes

269 USD / Coaching

McK (Vlad) said No, Bain (Alessandro) said No... let me confirm for BCG... no as well :)

Vlad antwortete am 13. Sep 2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School
Coaching mit Vlad vereinbaren

98% Empfehlungsrate

350 Meetings

4.997 Q&A Upvotes

319 USD / Coaching


It looks completely unprofessional if you can't remember the key things about your dream job.