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I have an interview for a consulting firm and one of the next steps is a case study where I’ll have several hours to complete a sales margin analysis. Has anyone had to do a similar exercise? And if so, what made your analysis stand out? Looking for any advice as sales margin isn’t a particularly difficult calculation..

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Case studies are not easy and you should do as many mock case studies as you can. Check out Victor Cheng on YouTube for how you can open, analyze, close case studies. There’s no right or wrong answers and they are just trying to see your thought process. May focus on finding mock case studies related to sales margin.

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