Job interviews – how cases can help you prepare

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Cases can be a helpful tool to help you prepare for a job interview. Find out how they can contribute to your success.

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The case method

If you've been taught by the case method, alongside business and management theories, you will have developed a wide range of skills that enhance your employability, including:

  • challenging assumptions
  • overcoming prejudices
  • testing theories
  • debating solutions
  • developing work and life skills.

These will all be key to showcase during a job interview.

Cases as preparation tools

Understanding the company where you have a job interview is a vital part of your preparation. At The Case Centre you will find over 68,100 business cases, each looking at a management situation in a featured organisation.

Written by expert management educators, the cases are drawn from a wide variety of industries and feature small, medium and large organisations worldwide. From a small local business to large multi-nationals like Apple, Google and Coca-Cola, you’ll find thousands of companies represented in the database.

To get a unique insight in to the organisation where you have an interview simply search for the company using our product search.

Cases in an interview

Some organisations, especially management consultancy firms, use cases as part of their interview process. The interviewer may provide a written case, or simply present a situation or question, for candidates to analyse and explore. The skills used to analyse a case for a case class will all give candidates an advantage.

If you've never analysed a case before, or would like to brush up your skills, check out Learning with Cases: An Interactive Study Guide. You'll learn how to analyse a case quickly and thoroughly using our practical Case Analysis Framework.

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Search our full collection of diverse management cases, articles, book chapters and teaching materials from leading authors, schools and publishers worldwide.

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Search our full collection of diverse management cases, articles, book chapters and teaching materials from leading authors, schools and publishers worldwide.

Educators and trainers can also access free online preview copies and instructor materials.