what is your recommendation for interviewer-led cases: A) Should we present the structure after the prompt summary?
B) Or in this case should we follow the interviewer's questions without presenting our potential approach?
Thanks in advance for your support!
Hi Hagen, thank for your answer. What if the prompt already contains a specific question at the end? E.g. The client wants to expand their operations and gain x of revenue next year. What critieria would you consider to evaluate the potential market entry? Should I first answer the question from the prompt? Or should I focus on my case structure (company, industry, revenue growth strategies) and then answer the prompt question? If a prompt has a question included at the end, it leaves us very little room for building our structure and asking clarifying questions. If I understand correctly - when question is being asked, we cannot answer with clarifying questions, we need to answer the first question directly.
Hi Dominika, sure thing. I'm always happy to help. The prompt always includes a question or at least a call to action, so you need to know what you should do. Moreover, you should ask clarifying questions to better understand the business context, and you should structure the question(s) at hand so that you know how to approach it since you are not able to answer it directly. I feel you're slightly overthinking things. I'm very happy to discuss this over the phone as well. Please feel free to reach out to me directly.