Most interview guides throw a lot of information at you, but they make two big mistakes:
- 1) They don't explain which topics are most important and what bankers want to hear in your responses.
- 2) They don't explain how to prepare efficiently.
Yes, it’s nice to have a 77,823-page guide… but what if you only have 1 week, or 2 days, or 4 hours, to prepare for your interview?
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Conquering the Two Topics That Matter the Most
in IB Interviews:
When you cut away all the nonsense, two topics matter more than anything else in investment banking interviews:
- 1) Your answer to the “Tell me about yourself” or “Walk me through your resume/CV” or “Why are you here?” question.
- In my 10+ years of conducting IB mock interviews, I’ve never once heard a client with a good initial answer to this question.
- That’s why it’s so tough to win offers in investment banking interviews – answer that one question wrong in the first 2-3 minutes, and you’re out!
- 2) Your ability to answer technical questions competently and prove that you can do the work.
- Technical knowledge is required to win offers. If you can’t explain the financial statements, valuation, or DCF analysis, you’ve eliminated yourself before the interview even begins.
Our Interview Guide is designed around these two critical topics.
Yes, there’s a lot of other stuff in here – “fit” questions and answers, quizzes, practice case studies, industry-specific questions, deal discussions, and more.
But if you answer questions in these two categories like a pro, the rest is icing on the cake.
Why This Interview Guide Will Get You Better RESULTS Than Anything Else Out There
The Investment Banking Interview Guide 4.0 takes interview preparation way beyond “regurgitating canned responses” to “mastering the fundamental concepts.”
We also give you multiple ways to test yourself so that you can identify and fix any weaknesses before you step into the interview room.
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.
And with more and more candidates preparing using Interview Guides and financial modeling courses, interviewers are doing this more and more.
That's why we created "Version 4.0" of the Interview Guide – to help you think rather than memorize a bunch of answers:
- You Need to Understand the Concepts – Not Just the Answers Banks and other finance firms now want to see conceptual understanding rather than memorized answers, which is why we give you extensive explanations for all the concepts before we dive into the questions and answers.
- You Need to Practice and Test Your Understanding You can read all the guides you want, but you won’t truly know the material until you test yourself. That’s why we give you 218+ interactive quiz questions and 17 practice case studies in the guide – it’s like practicing in a real interview, but from the comfort of your own room.
- You Need to Customize Your "Story" for Different Roles You need different ways to pitch yourself and convince interviewers that you're the best candidate for the role – the ideal response differs based on your background, the firm size, and whether it’s a bank, private equity firm, or hedge fund. You'll learn how to tell your story like a master novelist with our 18 step-by-step templates.
- You Need a Different Prep Plan Depending on Your Time Frame Yes, there’s a lot of material in this guide… but we’ve also created study plans that highlight the most important action steps and the key lessons regardless of
whether you have 4 hours, 2 days, 1 week, 1 month, or more, to prepare.
Put simply, this Interview Guide is one of the highest-return investments you'll ever make in ensuring that you land offers at investment banks and other finance firms.
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If there’s anything at all you don’t understand or need to clarify, just go to the “Question/Comment” area below each and every lesson, and ask your question there.
These comments are monitored and responded to by our expert support team – every one of whom has personal experience working on deals at investment banks, private equity firms, and other finance firms.
That ensures that you’ll get responses from people with deep experience in the field – not a clueless high school temp clutching the "Help Desk" manual.
This personalized, expert support is one of the things that sets Breaking Into Wall Street apart and gets you to your goals faster.
You can often learn just as much from reading other customers' questions and our responses, as you will from the lessons themselves!
Our 1-on-1 coaching rate is $200+ per hour. But when you invest in the Investment Banking Interview Guide 4.0, personal support is included for FREE.
NOTE: There are some limitations to these support services. For example, we cannot complete models, case studies, or homework assignments for you.
We also cannot provide play-by-play support with an earpiece during interviews.
Finally, we cannot answer questions on topics not covered in the guide, such as sales & trading interview questions or coding/programming interview questions.
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So, What’s Your Investment in
the IB Interview Guide 4.0?
To put this in context, let’s look at your Return on Investment in this guide…
The compensation for entry-level investment banking jobs varies from year to year, but it's safe to say that even entry-level Analysts right out of university would make $140,000 USD at the bare minimum.
And the pay is often closer to $150,000 – $160,000, depending on your region and firm.
At the MBA level, that climbs to $200,000 - $250,000 USD or more.
And as you progress, your total compensation only gets higher and higher; top senior bankers earn over $1 million USD annually.
And every top banker had to start at the entry level and get their foot in the door, just like you today.
So, we could charge $500 or $1,000 for this Guide because of the huge payoff potential and the fact it's flat-out impossible to find out all this information and knowledge any other way (unless you have several years to do full-time research).
But I also want to make this information as accessible as possible to the finance community.
Many customers who sign up for the Interview Guide are so impressed that they go on to do more business with us down the road – 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 described above, for a one-time payment of just $197.
At $197, the price shouldn't be an object – the right role at the right firm could make you thousands of times that amount over the course of your career.
And perhaps more importantly: You only get one chance to make a good first impression.
That’s why we focus so heavily on your “story” in this Guide: You can do all the preparation in the world, but if you mess up those first 2-3 minutes of the interview, it’s all over.
How much is it worth to avoid that disastrous, but all-too-common, outcome?
An IB internship at a large bank pays $10,000+ USD, and a full-time role pays 15x that amount, so the answer is “A lot more than $197.”
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A Simple Choice…
If you are reading this right now, you're serious about a career in investment banking, private equity, or hedge funds...
You know the importance of your first impression in that initial 30-minute interview and your performance in the interviews that follow.
Interview success can be the difference between a lucrative career at prestigious firms like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, KKR, and Blackstone... or the back office.
Sure... you could 'wing it,' hope for the best, and take a huge risk with your future, even though you know you are competing against some of the best and brightest...
You could prepare to dominate your competition, gain an unfair advantage, and land one of the limited investment banking opportunities available, by investing in the Investment Banking Interview Guide 4.0.
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