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How do you gauge how much time there is for a market size within a case? I used to over-segment my framework/assumptions. Now I’ve kept to 5-10 mins, but recently bombed an interview because....

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I think you need to make the judgement on how important the estimation is to the case context. If the case is about estimating potential revenue from sizing then it deserves more time. If it’s an add on question for a profit case then 5 mins is plenty.

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...what I thought was just one small part of the case, turned out to be the entire case. I oversimplified thinking there would be more quant to follow😔. What’s appropriate to ask at the forefront to avoid this? Is the default to err on the side of being robust, & hope they’d speed you up if taking too long?

Lay out your thought process first... “here’s how I’m thinking about this” and give the detailed approach but don’t actually flesh out the segments or whatever. The interviewer should steer you by saying “yup sounds good” or “awesome but today let’s just on xyz”.

@Mck1 thanks for the feedback - really helpful!!

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