The Best Book On How To Crack The Case Interview

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9781614640110: The Best Book On How To Crack The Case Interview

The Best Book On How To Crack The Case Interview

The shift from college to a full-time career has always been a hard transition, but arming yourself with knowledge will not only help you succeed but improve your overall confidence in yourself as a professional.

This book will provide you with everything you need, along with additional free resources to enable you to have phenomenal interview techniques and help you land that McKinsey offer package.

What's In The Book

  • Easy to understand breakdowns of all the consulting case interview components.
  • Study guides, interviewing tips, and both case and fit practice questions.
  • Additional useful information including, debunked myths, cautionary tales, modern twists to traditional concepts and answers to different hypothetical sticky interview situations.

Here’s What You’ll Learn When You Buy The Best Book On How To Crack The Case:

  • Understand and apply framework concepts (Porter’s Five Forces, Four P’s, and the Tree Structure)
  • How to correctly make mistakes
  • Conquer interview nerves
  • What to bring to interviews and what to leave at home
  • How to have friends and family help you prepare for your interview
  • Review tips for math, economics and finance terms
  • Learn Interviewer tricks
  • Seven deadly case interview misconceptions
  • Common difficult portions of the consulting interview process
  • How to stand out against other candidates
  • Three math mistakes to avoid

Chapter Outline

Chapter 1: Consulting Interview Introduction
  • Three Must-Know-Strategies For Consultant Interviews
  • Case Interview Layout
  • Consultant Interview Breakdown
  • Beware Of Consulting Interview Tricks
Chapter 2: Case Interview Preparation
  • What to Bring to your Case Interview
  • Preparing For Your Consultant Interview
Chapter 3: Case Frameworks
  • The Four-P Framework
  • Porter’s Five Forces
  • The Tree Structure
Chapter 4: Case Questions
  • Three S’s Of Case Questions: Structure, Strategize, Summarize
  • Conquer Your Nerves and Answer Difficult Questions
  • McKinsey Style: Practice Case Questions
Chapter 5: Consulting Fit Questions
  • Survive and Thrive The Fit Questions
  • Top 5 Tips for the Fit Interview
Chapter 6: Consulting Math Question
  • Three Math Mistakes in Consulting Interviews
  • Reviewing Basic Economics for Case Interviews
Chapter 7: Additional Insights
  • Worst Case Consulting Interview Scenarios
  • Three Steps For A Memorable Interview

Frequently Asked Questions

Is one portion of the interview score weighted more than another?

No. All of the scores are equally valued out of a typical five point system. Each portion of the interview process is scored separately and does not carry more weight than any other part. Tip: When you proceed to the second round of interviews, remember that your score is back at zero, and everything you do now is looked at from a clean slate. This gives you the opportunity to take the feedback you were given and put it in to action. The interviewers need to see that you can take constructive criticism and immediately apply it.

If I get confused or lost during the interview what should I do?

There is nothing wrong with asking your interviewer to repeat themselves. In fact they’d prefer that you do ask them to clarify anything you don’t fully understand. Although they cannot give you the answer, your interviewer will gladly repeat anything they said that you didn’t understand and work with you to keep you on the right track.

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About the Author:

About The Author

Abhinav Agrawal: Abhinav is a Harvard Business School graduate (Baker Scholar) with an engineering background from Princeton (summa cum laude). Currently a Senior Product Manager at Zynga, he has extensive consulting experience through current and prior experiences as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, and Product Manager at Amazon. Abhinav is an expert in case interview preparation for consulting industry jobs, evaluation of product management as a career choice, and offering sector specific insights in technology, telecom, and media.

Letter From The Author

Dear Aspiring Consultant,

Thank you for investing your time, confidence, and dedication to your future career. It shows that you have the ambition to never sell yourself short in life and have the willpower to thoroughly prepare yourself for your consultant interview.

When I as in your position, I remember not knowing whether consulting was 100% right for me, but what I did understand was that a consulting career is not only a strong career by a great stepping stone into other related fields. As it turned out, consulting was my niche and I am now privileged enough to be able to share all my hindsight—the good, the bad, and the embarrassing—with you!

Everything I wish someone would have told me is included in the seven very applicable chapters of this course. All of your anxieties and preconceptions about consulting interviews are dissected with such thorough examination, that you’ll be motivated, confident and ready to go conquer the consulting world. I hope you truly enjoy this course and find all of its informational tidbits relative, witty and of course helpful! Best of luck and wishes.


Abhinav Agrawal

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