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The Insider's Guide to Winning Jobs in Management Consulting, Investment Banking, & Securities Trading

Mariam Naficy

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Management Consulting: History and Structure of the Industry

"Practically every firm in the Fortune and Global Fortune 500 has hired a consulting firm."

A Consultant's Range of Activities

"Analysis involves dissecting seemingly unrelated data in order to discover patterns and meanings behind it."

The Role of an Analyst

"Assignments might include researching competitors, forecasting industry growth, analyzing industry structure, and performing profitability analysis."

The Role of an Associate Consultant

"Depending on how structured their firm is, experienced associates begin to take on more sales and project management responsibilities."

Differentiating Management Consulting Firms

"There is a difference between what firms say and what they actually are good at doing (and have been hired to do)."

Investment Banking, Sales and Trading: History and Structure of the Industry

"Change is a constant in the investment banking industry."

Your Role in Investment Banking

"As an analyst, you're rewarded for skill in execution: accuracy, timeliness and quick thinking."

Your Role in Sales and Trading

"Past experiences that have prepared people to be successful in sales and trading include bridge, card-counting, prior telemarketing or sales experience, sports, and even Mormon proselytizing."

Differentiating Investment Banks

"Banks can be categorized along two main dimensions: the diversity of products they offer and the size and needs of their customers."

What Fast Track Career is Right for You?

"What would I get out of management consulting, investment banking, or sales and trading?"

What is the Recruiter Thinking?

"I often know within the first two or three minutes of speaking with a candidate whether or not she has the necessary interpersonal skills."

Sample Cover Letters and Resumes: Before and After

"A lot of candidates forget to answer basic questions that recruiters will be thinking about when reading a cover letter."

Investment Banking and Management Consulting Interview Questions

"Develop some real excitement that you can project during the interview."

Interviewing the Interviewer: Your Questions

"You are still being evaluated?this is not a time to rest! "

Handling Final Round Interviews

"It is worth more investment of time in researching the firm and preparing new questions to ask during the interview."

The Management Consulting Case Question

"The secret to doing well on case questions is to approach them with confidence and not overthink them or take them too seriously."

Assessing Job Offers

"If your gut is telling you that the culture doesn't fit you right now, the culture probably won't ever fit you."


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The Fast Track
Mariam Naficy

Doubleday Broadway Books
Copyright (c) 1997 by Mariam Naficy.

Biography: Mariam Naficy, a graduate of Williams College, worked as an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and as a consultant at Gemini Management Consulting, where she recruited new employees. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Stanford Business School.

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