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On a market-sizing question, it’s never a good idea to throw out a number without first establishing a framework for thinking about the question and making smart assumptions. g. you work for an electronics company and you’re asked how many DVD players are sold in a year), you still want to lay out a structured approach. Good Answer Candidate: There are really three components to this question that I’ll need to walk through to reach a solution. First, how big is the average cup of coffee sold at an average Starbucks?
So that means that each of the 20 groups of golfers needs a “unique set” of carts. Since golf carts hold two people, and the average group is a foursome, this means that a golf course would need about 40 carts to meet maximum demand. Whew! That was a lot of numbers. In a case like this, you should definitely follow the third rule of market-sizing questions and use scratch paper and a calculator if you feel it will help you stay organized. You want to avoid confusing yourself or forgetting numbers.
This is not the place to play the polyglot; nobody will be impressed with your ability to speak techno-babble. The interviewer will assume that you know everything there is to know about your area of expertise, whether that’s molecular biology or your computer-repair service. The real question is can you tell others about what you did without sending them into a coma? It may sound easy, but many people seem incapable of communicating what they know. Our suggestion? Practice talking about your work as if you were telling your parents all about it.