Vault Guide to the Case Interview, 8th Edition

by Laurence Shatkin, Mark Asher, Eric Chung, and the Staff of Vault
Publication Date: 2015

Case interviews are a crucial part of the hiring process in the consulting industry. Designed to test an applicant's knowledge of business and financial models, their ability to think fast, and sometimes even how well they work as part of a team, the case interview can be a grueling experience. The Vault Guide to the Case Interview, Eighth Edition is packed with information to help job-seekers prepare for these interviews. It provides an inside perspective on what recruiters and interviewers expect from candidates as well as the key business frameworks, sample cases, guesstimates, and brainteasers likely to come up in an interview.

Included here are more than 50 sample case interviews, guesstimates, brainteasers, and other consulting interview cases as well as advice on questions to ask the interviewer. The guide covers frameworks such as Porter's Five Forces, the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), the BCG Matrix, the four Ps, the four Cs, and CAGE distance. Success in a case interview means being prepared for any possible scenario or challenge, and this concise guide contains all the information you need to hone your interview skills.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Neil A. Hamilton holds a B.A. and an M.A. in history from the University of Miami and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Tennessee. He is professor emeritus of history at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Hamilton is also a member of the Authors Guild and the Organization of American Historians.

Ian C. Friedman holds a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan and an Ed.M. in teaching and curriculum in the field of history from Harvard University. He is the author of Education Reform in Facts On File's Library in a Book series.

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