See the About page for background info. I became a management consultant through the traditional recruiting process – extensive rounds of resume submissions and countless phone and in-person interviews. McKinsey was my top choice – it was a straightforward decision … Continue Reading
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 … Continue Reading
Listen to interviewer feedback! That is clue #1. If they don’t provide it, actively follow-up with your interviewers. Fix what’s wrong. If you’re not getting interviews, your resume may be weak. Or you may not have the best access to … Continue Reading
Read this overview post on the management consulting recruitment process. Read business news regularly (Economist, WSJ, Fortune). Start refining your resume and practicing interviews. Get expert help if needed.
If your overall GPA is above 3.5, or your major GPA is above 3.6 – you should be fine for most “screening criteria”. If your GPA is under 3.5, you’ll need to have a strong resume and network your way … Continue Reading
Yet another post should help you here.
You’ve come to the right place. First, read the following articles: Management Consulting and the Consulting Industry 101 Day in the Life of a Management Consultant (client version) Management Consulting versus Investment Banking Top 10 Resume Tips Top 10 Interview … Continue Reading
We’re doing something new and exciting in the “networking arena” today. Brian and I have agreed to record a live discussion answering your networking questions. Here’s how it’ll work: Comment below with your most urgent question(s) about networking and the … Continue Reading
It’s been awhile since our previous reader FAQ. Click here for a complete list of questions asked on this site and my responses. Working professionals 1. What’s the best way for me, a PhD in biology and a licensed physician, … Continue Reading
Brian of Mergers & Inquisitions posted on this very topic earlier today. We’re scheduling a trip to the East Coast next week to speak at schools about recruiting for finance and consulting. While a bit late in the fulltime and … Continue Reading