We use case studies and brain teasers in our recruiting process – as rule, these are based on real-life scenarios – to give you a realistic idea of what our everyday project work is like. Your answers tell us how you approach and solve business issues.
Here are a few pointers on how to prepare for interview:
Gain a full understanding of the situation
A good understanding of the initial situation is the basis for finding any solution. Take time to clarify the situation fully, use the materials that we have provided and calmly ask yourself questions. In most cases, the material alone will not give a full picture of the situation.
Analyze the problem
When you have acquired an understanding of the business and sector context, you can then deduce the appropriate problem statement. You can only come up with a possible solution if you have grasped and classified the problem correctly.
There is more than one correct solution. Your goal should be to derive appropriate options for action from your analysis. Both the “what?” and the “how?” are important in your presentation. Structure your answers and use graphic displays, flip charts and other media to help you. Present your ideas with confidence and don’t let interim questions put you off your stride.