It is currently 18 Mar 2018, 10:41

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Urgent: Round 1 interview on phone for ZS Business Analyst

 new topic post reply Update application status
Author Message
Intern
Joined: 21 Nov 2012
Posts: 2

### Show Tags

04 Dec 2012, 01:41
I have a Round 1 interview phone coming up soon. I have heard it will be half behavioral and half case. Just wondering if anyone has any info on how can a case interview be conducted on the phone? I mean they couldn't possibly give me any data over the phone, right?? Anyone had any experience with that?? Any help on how to prep for this would be deeply appreciated. Thanks:D
Intern
Joined: 04 Dec 2012
Posts: 1
Re: Urgent: Round 1 interview on phone for ZS Business Analyst [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Dec 2012, 08:03
Congrats on the interview. Case interviews over the phone are pretty common. A couple of scenarios I can think of:
1. A very open-ended question with minimal interviewer interaction. For example, "how many phone calls are made each day in the US?" This could be something that the interviewer just comes up with on the spot, so I would prepare by just thinking of very random things you could estimate and then working through the thought process. It also helps to know some very common data such as the population of the US.
2. A 'guided' case with basic math. This could be something like, "Client XYZ works in 15 regions and is trying to optimize his sales force for these regions. He has 10 sales associates in each region making an average salary of \$100,000 per year." These are usually fairly straight forward, as the interviewer is just looking that you understand basic business principles and can think under pressure. The only math you might have to do would be something like "I recommend reducing the sales force in region Z by 2 associates for a savings of \$200,000." It will probably be a little more in-depth than that, but hopefully you get the picture.

Overall, I wouldn't stress too much about the case if you already feel comfortable with process thinking and working under pressure. Hope that helps.
Re: Urgent: Round 1 interview on phone for ZS Business Analyst   [#permalink] 04 Dec 2012, 08:03
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Urgent: Round 1 interview on phone for ZS Business Analyst

 new topic post reply Update application status

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.