We’ve seen how the recruiting process works on the inside, and exactly how resumes are chosen for interviews.

We’ve edited – not reviewed, but actually edited – resumes for thousands of consulting job seekers every year – many of whom afterwards received not only interviews, but offers from the best consulting companies like McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Accenture, Deloitte, and much more.

What sets a McKinsey resume apart? What does a consulting resume really look like? There are specific criteria top firms look for, and with the competition stiff, don’t expect your resume to be scanned for more than 15 seconds. We’ve been transforming resumes and cover letters for almost 10 years into documents actual consultants want to read!

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Your resume has to impress recruiters and excite consultants. With our help, your new consulting resume will:

  • Be world-class, with an underlying structure that you can use for the rest of your career.
  • Highlight your strengths and scream traits that consultants look for.
  • Hide specific weaknesses that cause recruiters to trash your application.
  • Include specific keywords and phrases that will flag your resume – in a good way.
  • Turn common work and extracurricular experiences into project-based, results-oriented accomplishments that make you look like a consultant already.

Don’t Get Looked Over

Competition is tougher than ever. Our editing services will transform your resume and get you the attention you deserve.

Choose One Of Our Editing Packages

Cover Letter/Leadership Essay Editing

  • Two Rounds of Line-by-Line Edits for 1 Cover Letter or Leadership Essay
  • Tailored toward your target firms
  • This is an edit, not a review. We do the work for you!

Resume Edits for Consulting

  • Two Rounds of Line-by-Line Edits for 1 Resume or CV
  • Tailored toward your target firms
  • This is an edit, not a review. We do the work for you!

Resume edit + Cover letter edit + 30min coaching session

Great Value
An $810 value! 
  • Two Rounds of Line-by-Line Edits for 1 Resume & 1 Cover Letter
  • 24 Resume & Cover Letter Templates
  • Power Half Hour

Black Belt Deluxe

Creme de la Creme
A $4105 value! You're 1800% more likely to land a consulting offer after going through Black Belt. Includes:
  • 8 Hours of 1:1 Interview Prep
  • 1 Resume and 1 Cover Letter edit
  • Lifetime access to all MC cases, courses, and drills
  • Free session recordings

The typical editing process

1Use the templates we provide to get started creating one complete resume and/or cover letter that has the style to stand out. Add your comments to us inside the document. Your editing window (14 days standard, 2 days expedited) starts when you send us your documents.
2We conduct the first round of edits to correct structural problems (both style and content) and get you 80% of the way there. We leave you extensive comments and placeholders where you need to add or adjust information. After this, you’ll have a lot of homework to add additional information to your story.
3For the second edit, we use a scalpel to do a final word-by-word edit, looking in detail at each experience and activity, perfecting punctuation and finalizing your documents.
4By now, your resume should be 99% of what we want it to be. But we’ll continue providing unlimited advice via email until your 14 day period is up in case you have additional questions.







Our standard total turnaround is 8-10 days (3-4 business days to complete our 1st editing round, time for you to incorporate your feedback and 3-4 business days to complete the final edit). We can accommodate a shorter turnaround if needed. Expedited 48-hour turnaround, even over the weekend, costs an extra $100. The extra fee is only charged once, even if you order both the resume and cover letter services.

Absolutely! We love to work with you for total success, and our most impressive applicants work with us on all parts of the process – from networking to editing through to interview prep. If you want a discount, select our Consulting Jet Pack or Black Belt Deluxe packages – the discounts get deeper the more you invest.

We’re glad you asked. Lisa Bright, former McKinsey consultant and interview coach here at Management Consulted, manages the entire editing process. She’s responsible for rewriting your cover letters, perfecting your resumes, and working with you over the phone if you select a package that includes phone service. She is one of the BEST in the industry – insightful, articulate and even funny. She works with you to create a highly personalized resume and cover letter.

You bet you can! You have 30 days from the day you purchase your package to upgrade. Upgrade from basic resume or cover letter editing to Consulting Job Hunt, or from Consulting Job Hunt to the Jet Pack or Black Belt Deluxe packages.

To speak to one of our experts, select our Consulting Job Hunt package – it’s the most popular because you get the best results when you’re able to enrich the process with personal narrative. You can use the 1/2 hour of included coaching time (1 30-minute slot to use before or during the process) to speak to any coach about your documents. We do also provide basic resume and cover letter editing, but those are email-only.

You can, but we don’t recommend it. We become masters of your story, and working with both together is optimal – why make a perfect cover letter when your resume won’t pass? Why invest in your resume when your cover letter will get you tossed? And why do them at different times, when we could draw from insights across both?

Good question! We work with ~600 editing clients each year – some on just resumes or cover letters, but most on both. This makes us the perfect size – we are experts across geographies and different industry verticals (from strategy to technology and beyond), but not a factory. Your resume gets highly personalized attention, and our clients are regularly blown away by the overhaul we provide.

We edit 1000+ documents every year and review hundreds more through our on-site bootcamps. We draw on rich insights from the insider resume review processes at the most competitive firms (like McKinsey and Bain) but do understand what Deloitte, Accenture, and 120+ boutiques are also looking for. In short, yes, we do. We’re really, really good.

Definitely. We work to build a best-practice resume you can use for every professional application you do – investment banking, corporate strategy, and even accounting. Who has time to make 20 different resume versions? The only things these won’t be perfect for are non-professional roles, like working in a restaurant or a creative industry like photography.

We can! We travel all over the world for our Consulting Bootcamps, and we meet you everywhere! We work with U.S. students who apply abroad, professionals in the U.K. that want to work in Asia, and literally every combination of “where you are” and “where you want to be.” We understand that expectations, while quite similar across firms regardless of geography, are nuanced based on your years of work experience and the region you are applying in.

First of all, it’s important to know that our work is highly respected in the industry, and firms regularly refer clients to us – they want to see your best presentation. That being said, we work really hard to make sure your resume is not the same as the next guys. We’re not a resume factory; we’re a premium, personalized service. We use 12 of our own templates and the ones you send us too, and every resume and cover letter is different.

First, we provide EDITS – not reviews. We do the work for you instead of telling you what you should do. Second, we provide 2 rounds of edits – we work with you and incorporate your insights, feedback and data in between rounds. Finally, we focus on your story – we don’t cram you into a mould, but make you stand out on your own personal merits. And if that’s not enough…read our testimonials. They are all unprompted – clients are thrilled with our services, and we grow through both organic requests and a giant mountain of referrals every year.

Editing services are non-refundable, but they also never expire. In addition, you can transfer or sell unused services to another aspiring applicant.