I'm currently polishing my casing skills with first rounds coming up next week. After around 100, I have just a few "mechanical" questions regarding hypothesis and final recommendations.
1. I think it is important to state an initial hypothesis after I take 90 seconds to "structure my thoughts", but do you think it is better to state the hypothesis before or after you review your framework with the interviewer or does it matter? I usually do it before I review my structure because I think it helps them understand why i picked the things to look at that I picked, but I am open to other views on this because I know several folks do it after they review their structure and I would like to know why.
2. During your final recommendation, what order to review your recommendation, risks and next steps, why in that order, and do you think it matters? I usually stick to recommendation, risks in that recommendation, and next steps to move forward because some of my next steps are intended to mitigate those risks.
Looking forward to hearing others thoughts. Thanks in advance.