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Short case

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Recent activity on Apr 24, 2019
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Anonymous A asked on Apr 23, 2019

What can you expect from an interview that includes a "short case" on 30 minutes where it will be measured with presentation skills, time management and business reasoning?

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Francesco
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replied on Apr 24, 2019
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Hi Anonymous,

from your question it is unclear (i) whether you are dealing with a written case or a traditional one-to-one case with the interviewer including some kind of presentation/graph analysis and (ii) in case of a written case, whether you will have 30 minutes for both analysis and presentation, or presentation only with additional time for an analysis before that. Also, if you could provide the name of the company that would be helpful to offer more specific suggestions.

In case of a one-to-one case, you should prepare in the traditional way for case prep, expecting some fit questions, a business case (including structuring, creative questions, graph analysis, math analysis and conclusion), and time for your questions at the end. In case of a written case, I would recommend to follow the approach at the following link:

https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/roland-berger-second-round-interview-written-case-2820

Hope this helps,

Francesco

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David on Apr 24, 2019

Thanks!

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Serhat
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Based on limited information, it is fair to expect a typical case with fewer insight points or market sizing type of study. Asking directly to the company can be the best option.

Best

Serhat

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Anonymous A replied on Apr 24, 2019

The company is Capgemini. The only information I received was the one above. 30 minutes where they will check my analytical, time management, business reasoning and presentation skills. No information on if it will be written or 1 on 1. Anyone know what I can expect and how I should best prepare?

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