Best tips for studying/prepping for case interviews? I am overwhelmed.

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CaseCoach and Crafting Cases videos/free course, scanning pre-made frameworks (don’t memorize though, you’ll fall in the trap of using the same structure continuously), reviewing casebooks, and live case reps

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Oh that sounds very straightforward and helpful - thank you so much

Honestly the best advice I got was to structure my practice. Literally break down case interviews as if they were buckets and focus on each bucket. Recognize your weak points and focus on those first. I would not recommend just throwing money at the problem (whether that be a coach or a class or whatever). Second, confidence is key. You know yourself best - figure out how best to present yourself and bring your best self forward.

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Oh wow, that's very helpful, thanks. I don't want to get lost in the weeds focusing on weak points that won't end up showing up in the interview, but I suppose you mean in general. The second point might be harder than the first, but perhaps if I focus on the first the second will be better. I think I often am worried that there will be some Achilles heel pop up and tank me.

First would be to do mock interviews. There are lots of case interview samples online that you can find. It will make you better in your communication skills. And of course the most important is to be confident. Confidence really matters and will sway the interviewer to believe that you really know what you are talking about

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Adding that I also have a technical background will help you learn how to think more like a consultant and less technically in detail for the case study. Examples and how someone with expertise might approach things would also be helpful. Remember, they don't want you to tell them how to implement the solution (I started mentioning various AWS instances, and my interviewer said, "I don't know what that is)—instead, they want to hear that you can develop a clear strategy that appeals to both technical and non-technical workers.

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So I try to mix things up a bit. I break stuff up, but sometimes I go to the library and sometimes I work from home. I also try to break it up into time chunks/task-based stuff to help make it feel less crazy. Good luck OP!!

KD is that you?

Practice a lot. What I do is that I wear and dress up to practice. I also research a lot and take down notes.

Don't be like me and underestimate the value of practice, lol. Look him up online and look for his YouTube videos. Additionally, each business offers suggestions for case study best practices in a Google search. You may purchase several resources with paid case study examples to learn how to solve them as well as to speak the talk. I regret not taking care of all of these things sooner.

Additionally, if a buddy is willing to participate in fake case studies with you, DO IT! :) Best of luck!

The actual secret to handling a case properly is having a decent structure. It is more significant than both your response and the knowledge you contribute. Your chance to demonstrate your thinking is now.

Practical exercises will help you for sure. If you want to have materials to supplement your preparation, you can check Youtube videos for some tips. Best of luck!

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