So, I was wondering, after you have clarified the intial introduction of the case and you create your structure, is it worthwhile to give your interviewer a quick breakdown of the case?
For example, if you were doing a market entry case and you decided to look at the Market, the Company and the Competitor, which of the below should you tell your interviwer:
- I'd like to look at the Market, Company and Competitor
- I'd like to look at the Market, which I'll like to look at the customers, market size and trends. Then the company, to see our existing capabilities and feasability. Lastly, the competitor, in which I'd like to look at barriers or entry and exsiting market segment etc.
(This is just a rough structure for illustrative purposes)
The reasoning behind this question is say that for a case, you want to be as MECE as possible, but should you justify your structure to your interviewer before you start drilling down?
Awesome. Thanks so much for the advice. As you mentioned, I feel like this is a good way to show your interviewer some insight into the way you think.
Agreed with Francesco. The bullet point approach turns more important if the interview is by phone or skype