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Thoughts on an agency having a candidate do a case study for a Strategy Director position? What have you come across in your experience? Things to watch out for?

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Unless you are giving them a full suite of research docs and encourage them to go speak with consumers (etc) you are going to end up judging their deck skills, not their planning abilities or thinking. Why not get them to talk through their work to date, instead?

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I agree - I actually am interviewing for the position (I’m a hybrid) so was curious as the applicant. I haven’t gotten much detail as I have a few more interviews till I get to that stage - I’ll speak to the recruiter and probe a bit. Thanks!

Take a look at the types of case study reviews that management consulting firms do. Not a 1:1, but it's a comparable.

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Thanks! Any firm you particularly like? Deloitte? McKinsey?

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