Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals How to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting

Case Interview Secrets A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals How to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting In Case Interview Secrets you ll discover step by step instructions on how to dominate what many consider to be the most complex most difficult and most intimidating corporate job interview in the

  • Title: Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals How to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting
  • Author: Victor Cheng
  • ISBN: 9780984183524
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Case Interview Secrets, you ll discover step by step instructions on how to dominate what many consider to be the most complex, most difficult, and most intimidating corporate job interview in the world the infamous case interview Victor Cheng, a former McKinsey management consultant, reveals his proven, insider s method for acing the case interview Having personallyIn Case Interview Secrets, you ll discover step by step instructions on how to dominate what many consider to be the most complex, most difficult, and most intimidating corporate job interview in the world the infamous case interview Victor Cheng, a former McKinsey management consultant, reveals his proven, insider s method for acing the case interview Having personally secured job offers from McKinsey, Bain Company, Monitor, L.E.K, Oliver Wyman, and A.T Kearney, he has also been a McKinsey case interviewer providing you with a hands on, real world perspective on what it really takes to land job offers Cheng s prot g es work in all the major strategy management consulting firms, including McKinsey, The Boston Consulting Group, Bain Company, Monitor Company, A.T Kearny, Oliver Wyman, L.E.K, Roland Berger, Accenture, and Deloitte, as well as in the strategic planning departments of numerous Fortune 500 companies Whether you re an undergraduate, MBA, PhD, or experienced hire applicant candidate, you ll discover What case interviewers really say about you behind closed doors but wouldn t dare tell you until now The subtle yet specific performance differences that separate those who get management consulting offers from those who don t The 10 biggest mistakes candidates make in case interviews and how to avoid them The 3 specific things interviewers expect in the first 5 minutes of a case that often decide the outcome on the spot An insider s take on what interviewers really look for and why and how to give them what they want Praise for Victor Cheng and Case Interview Secrets With Victor s help, I went from not knowing anything about consulting to securing offers from McKinsey and BCG Mihnea Munteanu, University of Michigan I received six offers from McKinsey, BCG, Booz, Deloitte, A.T Kearney, and Marakon Everything Victor said was right Michael Yang, Northwestern University Despite having a liberal arts degree from a state school, I landed a dream job with L.E.K Consulting Thanks, Victor Jackson Boyar, Indiana University Victor has put me in a very difficult position now I have to decide between offers from two of the top three consultancies Christopher Perez, The Wharton School In my first attempt to break into consulting, I failed every one of my interviews with McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Oliver Wyman, Monitor, Booz and probably a few others On my second attempt two years later, I followed everything Victor Cheng suggested and took advantage of every resource he provided and received an offer from McKinsey Daniel Suo, Business Analyst Offer Recipient , McKinsey, Stamford Without Victor s help, I never would have gotten an offer from BCG What he teaches really makes the difference between getting an offer and not Puttipath Tasnavites, Boston Consulting Group, Thailand After following Victor s guidance, I had a complete breakthrough in my case interview performance and got an offer from Monitor Marine Serres, Monitor Company As a PhD candidate in engineering, I had an academic background that left me completely unprepared for the case interview process That s when I found Victor Cheng and ended up getting my dream job Thank you, Victor Zach Jacobson, McKinsey, New York About the Author As a former McKinsey consultant, r sum screener, and case interviewer, Victor Cheng mentors thousands of aspiring consultants via his articles and video tutorials at caseinterview As a candidate, he passed 60 cases and received job offers from McKinsey, Bain, Monitor, LEK, AT Kearney, and Oliver Wyman At McKinsey, he was rated in the top 10 percent of consultants worldwide in his cohort Today he advises Inc 500 CEOs.

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    1. Case Study Secrets is a compressive all in one book for an interviewee looking to be successful during the interview process with firms such as BCG, McKinsey Bain et al.Cheng writes this book based on his experience on both sides of the interview process. He recommends a number of tools, approaches, frameworks and use cases examples based on his experience and the feedback provided by hundreds of candidates that have gone through the process. Furthermore Cheng provides a number of links to his w [...]

    2. A well-written book that provides some clear insights into the thought processes and the tools that management consultants use. Referring to his websites and other (chargeable) services at the end of every chapter was unnecessary and strange. The book didn't get a 5-star rating for two reasons: 1) It did not contribute any new insights or ways of understanding to an existing body of knowledge like most great books (that I read) did, and 2) This is the first book about management consulting that [...]

    3. Definitely a must read for people aiming to land a consulting job. Very clear summary and useful tips on how to break down business problems. I found the frameworks and the analytical structure useful for other fields too, not just business.

    4. A decent book on ways to ace the case study interview process, adopted by top international consulting firms as part of their hiring process. The author, a Stanford and Mckinsey alum, cracks the process for solving complex cases, using different frameworks and models. A good read for those looking to take up careers in consulting.

    5. Excellent book even if you are not currently interviewing. It helps you getting a good structure for solving any kind of problem. Specially helpful if you are currently working in consulting. The only thing that I didn't like is that Victor tries to sell you his programs and services at the end of every chapter. Besides that, I really liked the book.

    6. Even though I don't plan on being a consultant or doing many case interviews, this book was useful to me. He gives great tips for problem solving, interviewing, presentations, resumes, and quick math.

    7. If you are unaware of how to prepare for a consulting interview but think you want to become one, this book is perfect for you. As a transitioning military officer I found his frameworks more helpful than any online blogs or posts I have seen elsewhere. It made me really realize that there is most likely one framework that we all use to problem solve with, and we lean on it automatically, and when we are faced with a problem we cannot solve because we know no other way to solve a problem other t [...]

    8. The book offers a good but very general overview of the case interview process and could probably do with another case or two. Probably worth 3 or 4 stars.My biggest complaint and the reason for the rating are the constant reminders to check the author's website and his several hundred dollar courses. Look, people who read this kind of book are reasonably smart, they do not need a reminder that you have a website. His "additional resources" section includes neither a mention of Barbara Minto's b [...]

    9. Pros:Easy to read stylePainted a good picture of what consulting firms look for, why, and how to approach preparing for the fundamentals of the interviews.Cons:Complete, thorough examples are not included. I knew this going in, but it still feels like a big missing. A solid companion book is in order!

    10. This book prepares you for the case interviews incredibly well. Definitely couple this with his LOMS program (although pricy, it works!). The frameworks are easy to follow and the examples offer a useful mental guideline.

    11. Great book on techniques and methods for approaching an interview at a management consulting firm. Some of the methods and techniques can also be applied to real life case scenarios, which is what I found most useful since I am not considering a management consultancy career.

    12. Recommended even for those who do not aspire consulting path. Reconstruct my way of approach and thinking.

    13. Victor explains the skills required for tackling interviews with management consultancies. He does it in a crystal clear manner, and the book is quite enjoyable to read. It opens my eyes to this industry and the analytical skills that it values. I am not a consultant, but I can see how these skills can be extremely handy in my own profession. Topics covered includes:1. The two core skills required: math and case analysis. 2. The two main types of case interviews: interviewer led and interviewee [...]

    14. The author is intelligent, humorous and extremely effective in providing a thoroughly clear understanding of case interviews and the realm of management consultancy. The only thing holding back my fifth star is the sheer arrogance that comes through in his writing. Don't get me wrong--I love a dose of healthy hubris, but I feel Victor takes it to the next level in a way that can often be unnerving. Regardless, I am totally satisfied and fulfilled with the read. Fantastic resource.

    15. It is a fantastic book with a lot of insights.Firstly, it introduced me to the world of consulting giving me a micro level picture of the role of consultants.Secondly, it made me realize the subtle performance differences between top management consultants and those who aren't. I have to work on my 'client management skills' by being more diplomatic.Last but not the least - it gave me an insight into what interviewers look for and why!

    16. I've read plenty of other case interview books while applying to consulting positions and this one is easily the best. It doesn't rely on a laundry list of frameworks or step-by-step examples in order to prepare you for the interview. You can solve most case interviews using an informal mix of various frameworks and it'll work just as well.

    17. If you're studying for case interviews, read this before you read Case in Point. This book helps you understand the thought process behind the interviews, and Case in Point fills in the details.All that said, Victor Cheng has a gigantic ego that really oozes out of this book. And also studying for interviews is no fun.

    18. This book helped me in my Accenture interviews by framing my thoughts and practice good problem solving. In my interview, I picked up a lot of "norms" that my interviewer talked about that lit up an AHA! THIS WAS IN VICTOR'S BOOK! :) So it increases your understanding and you are more prepared to answer their questions in ways that "fit" their culture.

    19. Very insightful and structured introduction to how management consultant think and work. This book helps a lot to kick start case interview preparation. There are extra materials such as videos and email newsletter available on caseinterview

    20. Very clear and structured, a great book for consulting interview starters like me. Makes you want to explore more. Of course you cannot really rely on this to ace the interview, but you can certainly use the concepts to PRACTICE.

    21. Well written how to prepare for case interviews for consulting position. Many specific details and extra information to practice experience as well. Most practical of all the books read so far on this subject.

    22. Read this the night before my interview with elite international management consulting firm, really gives me a better perspective on how we should approach cases interview situation. Moreover it is by far better than the Wetfeet or Vault series.

    23. Victor provides an all-in guide on how to think like a consultant, not only on how to crack a case in an interview. This book is in must-read list for those who want to kickstart a career in consulting.

    24. It's hard to argue against what Victor Cheng says given his experience, but pretty much everything he wrote in this book is available on his website for free. Unless you can't get a cheap copy, go there instead.

    25. Efficacy for its intended purpose yet to be evaluated, I suppose, but regardless, contains a lot of useful tips on practice for systematic thinking and disaggregation of problems. Somewhat overly self-promotional, but not to the point of annoyance, and the core material feels very solid.

    26. The book provides detailed frameworks and methods on problem-solving. It gives you a good insight of what you expecting to becoming a management consulting role.

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