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Case Interview Questions for Tech Companies: Announcing a New Release from Lewis C. Lin by Lewis Lin

Thank you for making my recent book, PM Interview Questions, the #1 new release in Amazon's job interviewing category.

It's an honor to be considered in the same breath as Martin Yate's legendary job hunting book Knock 'em Dead 2017.

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NEWS FLASH: I just published a NEW book.

It's called Case Interview Questions for Tech Companies.

I'm ready to tell you about it. Scroll down!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why did you release this new book? 
Over the last couple of years, I visited US business schools, teaching interview skills to students who wanted to switch careers into the tech industry.

Students asked, How do I prepare for: 
* Marketing management interviews at Dell? 
* Supply chain interviews at Apple? 
* Vendor management interviews at Amazon? 
* Corporate strategy interviews at Microsoft? 
* Partner and business development interviews at Google?

Together, we uncovered a gap in preparing candidates for those types of roles. And like PM interviews, all of these roles have tough case interview questions, just in a different domain.

So in response, Case Interview Questions for Tech is that case interview prep book tech industry candidates have been waiting for.

What are case questions? 
Case questions are interview questions based on hypothetical business scenarios. Here are case question examples, which are featured in the new book (along with sample answers):

Marketing 
* Create a marketing campaign for Microsoft Office 365. 
* Write a media statement to respond to Uber mischaracterizations voiced in a taxi leader’s newspaper op-ed.

Operations 
* What’s the bottleneck for an Amazon Robot Picker? And what is the capacity of the assembly line, in units per hour? 
* Amazon ships 200 orders per second. Amazon’s data science team discovered that the average number of orders waiting to be shipped was 20,650. How long did the average Amazon order wait to be shipped?

Finance 
* What should Apple consider before implementing a shop-in-shop store inside Best Buy? 
* If you projected a $500M expense and the variance came in at $1M, what are some of the explanations for why that is happening? Be prepared to give more than three scenarios.

Business Development 
* A car dealer partner wants to stop doing business with Uber. What should you do? 
* How would you identify university faculty to source content for an online university?

Strategy 
* If you could open a Google retail store anywhere, where would it be and why?
* Give your analysis of several recent acquisitions that Google has made.

Analytics 
* What top metrics would you track for the Tinder online dating app? 
* If 1,000 people opened the Uber app during one hour, how many cars do you need?

What's in the book? And how is it different from PM Interview Questions? 
Case Interview Questions for Tech provides 155 practice questions and answers to help you conquer case questions at tech industry interviews.

Think of Case Interview Questions for Tech as broadly covering case interview questions for a variety of business-oriented roles in the tech industry, whereasPM Interview Questions focuses only on PM case questions. But we have included a healthy dose of new PM case questions and sample answers in this book too!

Who should get this book? 
This book is particularly ideal for folks who are:

▪ NEW TO TECH...and looking to transition in
▪ IN TECH ALREADY BUT NON-BUSINESS SIDE...and looking to transition to business-side
▪ IN TECH ALREADY AND ON THE BUSINESS-SIDE...and planning to upgrade into a dream job and need to brush up on case interview skills first

Did you write the book in two weeks? 
I wish!

My contributing author, Teng, and I have been working on both books for the last 12 months.

We wanted to launch both books at the same time, but many of you told us, "Don't stall. We need the books ASAP for our interviews."

So we've released the books as soon as we could.

Is it available in digital format? 
It is available in PDF format. This is perfect for folks who can't wait for Amazon to deliver it or if Amazon won't ship the book to their home country.

Are you planning to launch a third book in 2016? 
No. I've got Halloween plans to think about. 🎃

Enjoy the new book and best of luck with the fall 🍂 recruiting season,

Lewis C. Lin

Lewis C. Lin's New Book Now Available – PM Interview Questions: Over 160 Problems and Solutions for Product Management Interview Questions by Lewis Lin

I'm thrilled to announce that my new book, PM Interview Questions: Over 160 Problems and Solutions for Product Management Interview Questions, is now available on Amazon.

If you're looking for product management (PM) practice questions, this 317 page resource has over 160 PM interview questions with sample answers. It features real questions from the following companies:

▪ Google
▪ Facebook
▪ Amazon
▪ Uber
▪ Dropbox
▪ Microsoft
▪ And More

Many of you have read the PM interview frameworks revealed in Cracking the PM Interview as well as Decode and Conquer, including the CIRCLES™, AARM™ and DIGS™ Methods. PM Interview Questions is the perfect complement to both books. With this new book, you'll see what the best PM interview responses look and feel like.

Here's what early readers have said:

What an excellent resource! I've already attempted the questions.

Thanks to this book, I snagged an Amazon Technical Product Manager role at Amazon. You have no idea how grateful I am!

Thanks to all of you for your support. One last thing, before you go, check out one of the most anticipated sections from the new book: the 30-day Google PM interview study guide.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and crush those interviews,

Lewis C. Lin

💪 You're Invited: Lewis C. Lin's Exclusive Mock Interview Group by Lewis Lin

You've got to train if you want to win the interview.

The best candidates train by doing LOTS of mock interviews, with peers. Here's what one candidate, Florian, had to say:

Thanks to my extensive preparations with approximately 70 mock interviews, I received offers from McKinsey and Bain.

To help you find mock interview partners, I've created two Slack groups:

General interview group: Mock interview matchmaking service for all jobs including consulting, coding, and marketing interviews

Specialized PM interview group: Mock interview matchmaking service forproduct management roles only

Signups are limited to the first 100 before Tuesday, July 19 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time zone.

Don't delay. Grab your spot now. Click the links above to get your invite.

Yours,

Lewis C. Lin