Cruise company German Sea Tours (GST) is a successful operator of international cruises. GST currently offers several cruise trips, lasting between 5 and 24 days. Additional services can be booked on board (e.g. excursions at each destination, onboard leisure activities). Customers tend to book thei ... Open whole case
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Unlike cost-cutting initiatives, our work in growing clients’ revenue and profit has no natural limits. As long as consumers, technologies, and business environments keep changing, companies will need help with monetizing their products.
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Hi there, Sorry to hear about that! I would wait for HR's response. I hope you grabbed a screen capture for evidence? When anything happens like this, make sure to get evidence...never hurts to... (read entire answer)
Sorry to hear about that!
I would wait for HR's response. I hope you grabbed a screen capture for evidence? When anything happens like this, make sure to get evidence...never hurts to visually show your defense.
If HR doesn't answer in a few day I'd give them a call.
Hello! I would not focus more than 1/2 a day of work in brainteasers to be honest. Instead, I would tackle SK as you would with MBB interviews, with 2 main workstreams ahead: 1. FIT INTERVIEW... (read entire answer)
I would not focus more than 1/2 a day of work in brainteasers to be honest. Instead, I would tackle SK as you would with MBB interviews, with 2 main workstreams ahead:
1. FIT INTERVIEW
The "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s shop (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34)
It provides an end-to-end preparation for all three MBB interviews, tackling each firms particularities and combining key concepts review and a hands-on methodology. Following the book, the candidate will prepare his/her stories by practicing with over 50 real questions and leveraging special frameworks and worksheets that guide step-by-step, developed by the author and her experience as a Master in Management professor and coach. Finally, as further guidance, the guide encompasses over 20 examples from real candidates.
You can see plenty of reviews from candidates who purchased it already.
Furthermore, you can find 2 free cases in the PrepL case regarding FIT preparation:
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2. BUSINESS CASE
You need to get hands on asap:
1. Practice cases with partners asap, as many as you can do.Find experienced partners who can provide a good feedback
2. Practice your math skills, both in your cases and with ad hoc exercisess, such as:
1. Multiplying double digit numbers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndkkPZYJHo
2. Leveraging math tools (Mimir math for iOS), Math tool on Viktor Cheng website to practice
1. Profitability cases- basic profitability framework.
2. Idea generation cases: for any specif issue
3. Growth cases: market penetration, new product launch, product mix change, etc.
4. Pricing cases
5. M&A cases
6. Valuation cases
7. Value chain cases
Given you are under this much time contraint, consider working with a coach to foster speed and ensure you have a tailored plan to be very targeted. PM me interested!
Hope it helps!
Hi there, You should prepare for a standard case + fit interview. I generally advise candidates "learn how to learn" i.e. train so that they are prepared to react to anything! That being... (read entire answer)
You should prepare for a standard case + fit interview.
I generally advise candidates "learn how to learn" i.e. train so that they are prepared to react to anything!
That being said, if you're short on time, I highly recommend you focus on cases that revolve around their line of work:
You should make sure you understand the following industries:
- Banking & Financial Institutions
- Business Services
- Chemicals & Materials
- Consumer & Retail
- Electronics & Semiconductors
- Energy & Utilities
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Industrial Goods & Machinery
- Logistics & Distribution
- Media & Entertainment
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Public & Social Sector
- Software, Internet, Tech
- Travel, Tourism, Leisure
Hi! You described it very well in your post: the structure that they are going to follow is exactly the same as MBBs: FIT + business case. Hence, the prep would overlap at 95%, and you can perf... (read entire answer)
You described it very well in your post: the structure that they are going to follow is exactly the same as MBBs: FIT + business case.
Hence, the prep would overlap at 95%, and you can perfectly all materials in this page.
Hope it helps!
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