Investment Banking Interview Guide 3.0

Here's How to Gain An 'Unfair Advantage' Over Other Candidates in Investment Banking Interviews -

Without Memorizing Hundreds of Repetitive Questions and Answers

  • Master The 4 Trickiest "Fit" Questions - Guaranteed to Come Up in Any Interview
  • Understand the concepts behind Technical Questions with 111+ Pages of Instruction
  • Use Our 15 Resume Walkthrough Templates To Pitch Yourself Like A Pro
  • Test Yourself With 326+ Interactive Quiz Questions
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The secret to success in banking interviews is NOT memorizing canned responses that interviewers have heard a million times before. Interview success comes from understanding WHY bankers ask certain questions, and knowing the responses they WANT to hear Brian DeChesare, Founder, Breaking Into Wall Street

Highlights of the Investment Banking Interview Guide 3.0 include:

  • The Quick Start Guide and Interview Action Plan reveal exactly what to expect in interviews, how to discuss your past work experience, the 4 Most Important "Fit" Question Categories to know, and how to understand the concepts behind the technical questions like a pro – even if you have less than 1 day to prepare.
  • Gain Conceptual Mastery– with 103+ pages of reference notes and rules of thumb on the key "fit" and technical topics – so you don't have to memorize robotic responses that interviewers can smell from a mile away.
  • Master All The "Fit" Questions they could throw at you – with a detailed breakdown of the 15 categories of "fit" questions... preparation guidelines... and response structures. There are 127+ questions with model answers. 137 pages of detailed guidance in all!
  • Crush Your Technical Questions – with 5 "Key Rules of Thumb" in each of the 6 main technical categories: Accounting, Equity Value / Enterprise Value, Valuation, DCF, Merger Models, and LBO Models... plus 111+ pages of instruction, reference diagrams and Excel screen shots. Use these to answer any interview question, calmly and confidently.
  • Pitch Yourself Like a Pro with one of 15 step-by-step templates + video tutorials, covering the most common backgrounds at the undergraduate, recent graduate, and MBA levels – and beyond.
  • 12 Interactive Quizzes on all the technical topics – including 326 questions and answers, with full analysis of all the questions and explanations of why answers were correct or incorrect.
  • 5 Sample Interviews + 2 Sample "Deal Discussions" to help you climb inside the heads of interviewers. Includes a play-by-play critique of what each candidate did right and wrong, and how you can avoid their mistakes.
  • Extension Material: "Deep Dive" Into Key Industries with 254 questions and answers across real estate and REITs, banks and insurance firms, and oil, gas & mining. You'll pick up knowledge most bankers wouldn't expect you to know until you've "been in the industry for a few years."
  • UNLIMITED Support From Experienced Bankers who'll provide quick answers to your questions, comments, and emails and give you the kind of input that has long been only available only to the few interviewees with 'connections.'

Why Most Interview Guides Suck... and Why This Guide Will Get You Better RESULTS Than Anything Else Out There

The Investment Banking Interview Guide 3.0 takes interview preparation way beyond merely "regurgitating canned responses" to "understanding the concepts".

We also give you multiple ways to test yourself, to ensure that you identify and fix any weaknesses before you step into the interview room.

Other Interview Guides, by contrast, can be summed up like this:

  • 1)

    Here's a bunch of qualitative questions you might get asked… and some sample answers and explanations.

  • 2)

    Oh yeah, and then here are the technic al questions – with a few explanations and sample answers provided.

  • 3)

    The end! Good luck with your interview!

There's One BIG Problem with This Approach:

Interviewers at Investment Banks are NOT stupid.

Memorizing questions and answers will only take you so far… because interviewers can always put a new spin on traditional questions, and throw you for a loop in the process.

(And with more and more candidates preparing using Interview Guides and Modeling Programs, interviewers are doing this more and more.)

That's why we created "Version 3.0" of the Interview Guide - to address the increasing trend of finance firms asking questions designed to make you think - and to catch you off-guard:

  • You Need to Understand the Concepts – Not Just the Answers: Banks and other finance firms are now looking for evidence of conceptual understanding rather than your ability to memorize and repeat 'stock' questions and answers. That's why we give you extensive explanations for all the concepts, before we even dive into the questions and answers.
  • You Need to Practice and Test Your Understanding: Otherwise, how could you really know whether or not you understand the concepts? That's why we give you 326+ interactive questions and answers that you can use to test your knowledge. It's like practicing in a real interview setting, but with no suit required!
  • You Need to Customize Your "Story" for Different Roles: Different roles and backgrounds require different preparation. If you're applying to banks, you'll say one thing… but it's different for private equity, and for hedge funds and asset management firms. You need different ways to "tell your story," pitch yourself, and convince interviewers that you're the best possible candidate for the role. And you'll learn how to do exactly that with our 15 resume / CV walkthrough templates and video tutorials.
  • You Need a Different Prep Plan Depending on How Much Time You Have: You might be preparing long in advance… weeks or months before your interviews… or you might only have a few days… or a few hours. Each scenario requires very different preparation, which is why we give you a Quick Start Guide explaining exactly what to focus on depending on your background and how much time you have.

The Investment Banking Interview Guide 3.0 gets you everything above, and more – put simply, this is one of the highest-return investments you'll ever make in ensuring that you land offers at investment banks and other finance firms.

A More Detailed Look At
What’s Included in Version 3.0:

  • Detailed explanations over 100+ pages, advice on how to prepare examples in advance and on how to structure your responses for the 15 most important categories of "fit" questions you need to know...
  • Plus 127+ questions and model answers for every single one of them so that you can see exactly what to say (and perhaps more importantly, what not to say).
  • Save time when preparing for interviews. You'll learn exactly what to draw on from your resume / CV, and how to talk about it so that you don't waste time figuring out what to say.
  • You'll also discover how to tweak all the sample answers to suit your unique background – and what you can say to set yourself apart from everyone else.

Detailed Templates and Tutorials for Walking Through Your Resume/CV:

Just pick the template (out of 15 total) that best matches your situation, and build the perfect pitch:

  • Undergraduate with Non-Finance Background to Investment Banking
  • Undergraduate with Finance Background to Investment Banking
  • MBA with Non-Finance Background to Investment Banking
  • Working Professional to Investment Banking
  • Investment Banking to Private Equity
  • Big 4 Accounting Firm to Investment Banking
  • Corporate Finance to Investment Banking
  • Engineering Background to Investment Banking
  • Liberal Arts Background to Investment Banking
  • Sales & Trading to Investment Banking
  • Military Background to Investment Banking
  • Law to Investment Banking
  • Back Office to Front Office
  • Investment Banking to Hedge Funds / Asset Management
  • Lateral Move from One Investment Bank to Another Bank

New Approaches for
Mastering Technical Questions:

  • "Overview" and "Key Rules of Thumb" sections concisely lay out exactly what you need to know on each of the 6 main technical topics. Master these, and you can tackle any interview question that comes your way – even if you've never seen or heard it before.
  • 5 Excel models – for answering Accounting, Equity & Enterprise Value, Valuation and DCF, Merger Model, and LBO Model questions – and 9 video tutorials to go along with them.
  • 12 Interactive Quizzes on all technical question topics, to accelerate your understanding and ability to respond easily and accurately. These quizzes are hands-down the best way to test yourself outside of hiring a Private Interview Coach.
  • And 412 individual technical questions and answers in the guide itself. These have been revamped over earlier versions, and they offer brand-new content, concepts, and ways to test your knowledge.

...and Methods for Mastering
INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC Technical Questions:

  • Stand out above all other candidates with the ONLY guide on the market that has industry-specific technical questions on commercial banks, insurance firms, natural resource firms (oil, gas, and mining), real estate development, and REITs.
  • 121 questions and answers on commercial banks and insurance firms.
  • 82 questions and answers on real estate.
  • 51 questions and answers on natural resources.

Plus FREE Upgrades To Version
3.5… 4.0… and Beyond

If you've been following this site for a while, you know that we have a track record of adding more and more content over time. The original Interview Guide was a skinny volume in comparison... and we then went on to update that one multiple times.

This edition is massive (yet it still has a "Quick Start Guide" in case your interview is fast approaching.)

And there's even more on the way - you'll be first in line to get FREE upgrades to all of the below when you sign up for the Guide:

  • Interactive Quizzes for Qualitative Questions: Develop your skills to give better responses and detect what makes an answer to a "fit" question good or bad.
  • New Case Studies: We'll be adding extensive coverage of the case studies that you receive at assessment centers (standard in Europe and other regions outside the US), and even in some entry-level investment banking interviews. From advising companies on M&A to building quick models and valuations, this will be your #1 source for case study practice.
  • More Sample Interviews and Deal Discussions: These are great if you have a more "unorthodox" background and you need to see how interview questions will change depending on your experience.
  • Interactive Quizzes on the Industry-Specific Questions: As always, these quizzes are simply the best way to test your knowledge and close any gaps.
  • Additional Industry-Specific Questions: We will be adding additional material to address subtle differences in industries such as technology, healthcare, consumer / retail, and industrials, and how to talk about industry trends and deals.

Hear Directly from Customers Who
Achieved Spectacular RESULTS With The
Investment Banking Interview Guide

The Investment Banking Interview Guide 3.0 is packed with great information and resources, but that doesn't mean a thing unless your interviews result in job offers.

Here's what our customers have already achieved by using our Interview Guide (oh, and these comments all came from the previous version of the guide – which featured much less material):

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These comments are monitored and responded to by our expert Support Team - every one of whom has personal experience working on deals at banks, private equity firms, and other finance firms.

So in other words, you'll be getting expert advice from people who have "made it" themselves, not some high school temp clutching a "Help Desk" manual.

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With everything you get here, you might expect the Interview Guide 3.0 to be priced at a huge premium.

After all, what's a foot-in-the door at an Investment Bank or finance firm worth to you?

Even entry level Analysts earn at least $100,000 USD right out of university.

At the MBA level, that climbs to $200,000 USD. And as you progress, your total compensation only gets higher and higher.

So we could charge several hundred dollars for this Guide because of the huge payoff potential and the fact it's flat-out impossible to find out this information and knowledge any other way (unless you have several months to do your own full-time research).

But I also want to make this information as accessible as possible to the finance community. Many customers who invest in this product are so impressed that they go on to do more business with us down the track. So it benefits both of us if I lower the barrier to entry as much as possible.

That's why I've decided to offer the complete Investment Banking Interview Guide, including everything I've mentioned above, for a one-time payment of just $97.

At $97, price shouldn't be an object - the right role at the right firm could make you literally thousands of times your investment over the course of your career.

And perhaps even more importantly - you only get one chance to make a good first impression. This Guide gives you everything you need to maximize your chances in each and every interview, so you never let golden opportunities slip through your fingers.

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If you are reading this right now, you're serious about a career in investment banking, private equity, or hedge funds...

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