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Case Interview Frameworks

Case Interview Frameworks

Author: Robert Steiner

Publisher: Robert Steiner

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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You often hear in discussions about case interviews that you should not use standard business frameworks and concepts at all, because they just don’t fit to the specific case question and interviewers don’t like it when candidates use standard frameworks to solve cases. However, when challenging this shallow, generalized and popularized statements, there aren’t any of those arguments remaining on the table. It is most definitely true that you can't crack a realistic interview case by relying solely on standardized frameworks - but all those business frameworks and concepts are extremely helpful templates which you can and even should put into your toolbox and use them whenever appropriate (if not to the full extent, at least partly!). Such a standard business framework is just a tool - and the tool itself is rarely good or bad, it mainly depends on how and for which purpose you use it. With this book, you achieve all of the following: - Get a profound overview of the most important business concepts and frameworks needed in consulting case interviews. - Really understand those business concepts and frameworks, instead of possessing only knowledge of dangerous half-truths. - Impress your interviewer on how structured and therefore client-friendly you tackle tough case interview questions. - Quickly learn how to actually apply those frameworks to concrete business situations, instead of just having a shallow theoretic knowledge of them. - Be more MECE (mutually exclusive, collectively exhaustive) in setting up your overall case structure at the beginning of your case interview. - Better structure your answers to particular questions later on in your case interview, again being more MECE. - Save tons of time by having high-quality content from 10+ years of consulting and interivew experience together in one single book. - Significantly reduce the risk of losing a tier-1 consulting firm job offer because you were not structured enough in your interview (and we all know how important it is to be ABS - Always Be Structured).

Smashing The Case Interview

Smashing The Case Interview

Author: Ali Zubair

Publisher:

ISBN: 9692347214

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Page: 156

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THE GUIDE Management consulting job interviews are insanely difficult and the odds are heavily stacked against the interviewee. Most people are not even invited to the interview. Where do they go wrong? Smashing The Case Interview is a mentorial piece that teaches you how to change the odds in your favor. It is a rare end-to-end guide, written by a former McKinsey and Company consultant. The core offerings are as follows: 7 rules to write a correct résumé with a sample attached 7 paragraph format for a cover letter with a sample attached Problem solving theory based on a hypothesis-driven approach Framework development and communication methodology Key accounting, economics, and decision theory concepts 8 mathematics tricks to arrive at the correct answer 6 common case interview frameworks 5 solved cases based on interview communication style 12 case interview mistakes to avoid 11 rules for the behavioral interview 8 sample answers to behavioral interview questions Interview attire and techniques for optimizing interview day performance ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ali Zubair has worked with McKinsey & Company where his role focused on business strategy, restructuring and implementation. He has based this book on his successful interview experiences with top consulting firms and coaching multiple interview candidates in his spare time. By education, Ali is a Fulbright scholar who graduated as a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.

Consulting Frameworks

Consulting Frameworks

Author: Full Professor and Vice Dean Research in the Faculty of Law Peter Oliver

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1541208137

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Page: 46

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Consulting frameworks are what consultants use to frame a problem as well as its solution. Consulting is a specialty of problem solving, and these frameworks act as shortcuts to problem solving. It doesn't mean that they are exclusive to consulting! anyone can learn them to help improve their problem solving skills! For the ones interested in joining consulting, practicing 1000 cases doesn't help if you don't use a framework consistently. Therefore a better approach for preparation is to understand and memorize the frameworks followed by a few cases only to store the framework in your long-term memory. Many applicants practice cases for months and then are surprised that the cases during the interview are not similar. I don't need to belabor this point too much--you get it. Learn how to think with frameworks rather than brute force your way through an unhealthy amount of cases. If you want practice cases, most if not all consulting firms offer their own cases online and for free. Those are more than enough to practice. The Concise Reads Business Success series is a collection of short reading material that highlights important concepts in business education that every student, business owner, and entrepreneur should know from accounting and incorporating, to building a robust business plan and managing operations. We hope you enjoy Peter's easy to read explanations. The affordable pricing makes this series available to anyone willing to learn and the concise aspect makes it so it does not take more than a single day to learn or a single weekend to master. Good luck and please review the book when you're done so that others could see the value derived from this affordable series. Thank you for your interest and happy concise reading!

Case Closed

Case Closed

Author: Sean Huang

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ISBN: 9798583671953

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Page: 194

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Case Closed is an award-winning, detailed guide to acing the consulting interview. Other consulting prep materials are written by those who have been out of the industry for decades. Case Closed is the only guide written by former McKinsey consultants and interviewers who have been intimately involved in the interview process in the last 2 years. This authoritative resource covers some never-covered-before topics, including: How to write your resume to attract the attention of resume-graders and recruiters at McKinsey, Bain, and BCG Why the "personal experience" (fit) interview matters, what interviewers are probing for, and what types of experiences to prep How the interviewers evaluate your case performance: what matters, and what doesn't How to tackle non-traditional cases that interviewers may throw at you, which no canned framework from the typical case interview books can help with How to prep if you have 60 days, 30 days, or just 2 weeks before your expected first interview How to hack both in-person interactions and video interview interactions, in a time of COVID-19 The surprisingly good - and surprisingly bad - questions to ask your interviewer during Q&A How to master innovative, universally-adaptable case interview frameworks. Any candidate can regurgitate the frameworks from Case In Point or Case Interview Secrets; nothing there will "wow" an interviewer Countless example cases spanning profitability, new market entry, new product / growth, pricing, M&A, and even non-traditional archetypes Whether you are a current undergrad or MBA looking for an internship or full-time role, or an experienced professional, Case Closed is an investment into your professional future. Stand out from the pack with the latest, cutting-edge secrets to wow your consulting case interviewers. Sean Huang's former proteges span undergraduates, MBAs, advanced degree holders, and experienced hires. These students have landed job offers at top consulting firms, including McKinsey, BCG, and Bain; many have also used the structured thinking he has taught them to land roles at Goldman Sachs IBD, Google BizOps & Strategy, as well as at Fortune 500 strategy groups. "Case Closed has been a lifesaver. It truly contains everything you need to know to ace your consulting interviews and Sean explains things in a clear manner that is easy to understand. After studying Case Closed, I landed my dream job at McKinsey and I've raved about this book to all my friends."-McKinsey New York full time offer, Wharton MBA "I used to be intimidated by the notorious consulting case interviews. For anyone looking to get a job offer to a top consulting firm, Case Closed is honestly the best interview prep book (and I've read all of them). The case interviews in Case Closed were by far the best and most similar to the cases I got in the actual interviews."-Bain San Francisco internship offer, UC Berkeley Haas (undergraduate) "In my panic, I read all of the case interview frameworks from different case prep books. And that ended up confusing me more because there were so many frameworks but no easy way to remember when to use what. Case Closed walks you through the interview process in such a great way that I started loving case interviews and landed the job." -BCG Boston full time offer, University of Virginia (undergraduate)

Vault Guide to the Case Interview

Vault Guide to the Case Interview

Author: Vault (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: 158131129X

Category: Business consultants

Page: 147

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Professional career guide from the Vault Career Library providing detailed case-by-case explanations of the consulting interview and strategies for cracking it.

The 7-Step Meta-Framework for Consulting Cases

The 7-Step Meta-Framework for Consulting Cases

Author: Esteban de Claramonte

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ISBN: 172729520X

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Page: 44

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This book does not explain to you what a case interview is, and this book does not teach you formulas or canned framework to solve cases. For crying out loud, this book does not even explain what a framework in the context of case interviews is. If you bought this book looking for answer to any of the above things, I highly recommend you buy a couple of the hundreds of books available in the market. Nonetheless, if you are looking for no-nonsense and No B.S. guide to show you the way to approach any consulting case, then this is the book you were looking for. This book explains to you how to tackle a case interview and what to do to ace the interview from beginning to end. This book is all about how to do a consulting case in the proper way. It is not about how to address the different business problems you will face in a case interview, but how to approach any case interview. You will discover the meta steps any outstanding case interview taker does to outperform anyone! In this book, you will learn: How to start any case to amaze interviewers How to ask for questions to get to the meat of any case interview problem What you should jot down in a piece of paper to avoid losing track of the main goal How to do the numbers to impress your interviewer How to interpret an exhibit to get the gist of it How to brainstorm to show your analytical prowess How to convey your recommendation to close the deal And much, much more! All the proceeds from this book will go to charity.

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

Author: Jürgen Münch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540346821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 474

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2006, held in Amsterdam, June 2006. The volume presents 26 revised full papers and 12 revised short papers together with 6 reports on workshops and tutorials. The papers constitute a balanced mix of academic and industrial aspects, organized in topical sections on decision support, embedded software and system development, measurement, process improvement, and more.

Summary of Victor Cheng's Case Interview Secrets

Summary of Victor Cheng's Case Interview Secrets

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9781669381693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 47

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The case interview is a unique interviewing format that firms such as McKinsey Company, Bain Company, Boston Consulting Group, Oliver Wyman, and others use. It is used to evaluate candidates with wide-ranging backgrounds. #2 The case interview is a trial run of the actual consulting interview. I learned that the most profitable skill I could learn while in school was not related to English, math, psychology, history, economics, or science. It was how to pass the case interview. #3 My experience as a job seeker and a consultant has shaped my perspective of the case interview. I’ve developed an uncommon insight into the case interview from having been on both sides of the table, and that’s what I share with you here. #4 The case interview process is made up of seven parts. Part One provides a big-picture view of the process and the different types of evaluation tools used. Part Two covers quantitative assessments. Part Three discusses the fundamentals of tackling real case interviews. Part Four covers the primary frameworks you’ll use to solve the business problems presented in the case interview. Part Five covers the traditional candidate-led case interview format. Part Six describes the other types of case interviews and how to handle them.

Approaches and Frameworks for HCI Research

Approaches and Frameworks for HCI Research

Author: John Long

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108620123

Category: Computers

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This research textbook, designed for young Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers beginning their careers, surveys the research models and methods in use today and offers a general framework to bring together the disparate concepts. HCI spans many disciplines and professions, including information science, applied psychology, computer science, informatics, software engineering and social science making it difficult for newcomers to get a good overview of the field and the available approaches. The book's rigorous 'approach-and-framework' response is to the challenge of retaining growth and diversification in HCI research by building up a general framework from approaches for Innovation, Art, Craft, Applied, Science and Engineering. This general framework is compared with other HCI frameworks and theories for completeness and coherence, all within a historical perspective of dissemination success. Readers can use this as a model to design and assess their own research frameworks and theories against those reported in the literature.

Vault Case Interview Practice Guide

Vault Case Interview Practice Guide

Author: Rishi Marwah

Publisher: Vault Reports Incorporated

ISBN: 1581315465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

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In this competitive job market, you need all the preparation you can get. And the case interview - a tough business analysis - is the biggest hurdle prospective consultants and other strategists face. Make sure you're properly prepared to ace your case interviews with the Vault Case Interview Practice Guide 2: More Case Interviews. This brand-new Vault guide brings you 27 new case interview questions, providing detailed step-by-step analysis of each case. Study this guide and triumph over your case interviews.