By Victor Cheng

In Case Interview secrets and techniques, you will discover step by step directions on find out how to dominate what many deliberate to be the main advanced, such a lot tough, and so much intimidating company task interview within the world—the notorious case interview. Victor Cheng, a former McKinsey administration advisor, finds his confirmed, insider's approach for acing the case interview. Having in my view secured activity bargains from McKinsey, Bain & corporation, video display, L.E.K, Oliver Wyman, and A.T. Kearney, he has additionally been a McKinsey case interviewer—providing you with a hands-on, real-world viewpoint on what it rather takes to land task offers.

Cheng’s protégées paintings in the entire significant procedure administration consulting companies, together with McKinsey, The Boston Consulting staff, Bain & corporation, video display corporation, A.T. Kearny, Oliver Wyman, L.E.K, Roland Berger, Accenture, and Deloitte, in addition to within the strategic making plans departments of various Fortune 500 businesses. even if you’re an undergraduate, MBA, PhD, or experienced-hire applicant candidate, you’ll discover:

  • What case interviewers really say approximately you at the back of closed doorways yet wouldn’t dare inform you—until now
  • The sophisticated but particular functionality alterations that separate those that get administration consulting bargains from those that don’t
  • The 10 biggest mistakes applicants make in case interviews (and tips on how to steer clear of them)
  • The three particular issues interviewers anticipate within the first five mins of a case that regularly come to a decision the end result at the spot
  • An insider’s tackle what interviewers rather search for and why—and the right way to supply them what they want

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