Why did you start this blog?

I’ve been helping prospective management consultants (friends, colleagues) for years with their resumes, cover letters, interviews, and recruiting questions. It’s personally and professionally fulfilling for me. Given that experience (and the experience inside McKinsey helping recruit new employees and seeing…

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How should I rank my office preferences?

Some applicants like to “game” the recruiting process, applying to less popular offices in thinking that the interview process will be easier. My answer: it depends on which consulting firm, which office, which year. It’s a risky move because you…

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What can I do to get more business experience?

Plenty of successful consultants had minimal business experience when they applied. It may put you at a slight disadvantage, which is why the resume, cover letters, and interviews are even more important now. Concentrate on: Demonstrating business interest and understanding,…

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