The ultimate consultant’s networking toolkit
Are you an experienced professional ready to springboard your career and looking to break into management consulting?
Are you a student at a non-target school, where very few to no consulting firms recruit?
Have you been working in a totally different field, but are now eager to break into management consulting?
Or are you in a target consulting zone (school and timing) with a desire to capitalize on your dream of becoming a consultant?
If you said yes to any of the above, the Networking Bible is for you.
With 10 years of experience – breaking into consulting, working inside the industry, and advising thousands of clients to successfully do the same – we draw on rich insights gained throughout the process.
Consulting, like most service-industry offerings, is ultimately a people business – and this is as premium as it gets. Firms diligently protect their brand, use their professional staff as a well-oiled recruiting team, and keep records of top target candidates (as well as the ones they don’t ever want to see again).
How do you stand out and build connections without being pushy or aggressive? We’ve broken it down to 10 key steps, and this book walks you through each one.
- Find your target – Identify your strengths and qualifications [Page 25]
- Shop around – Create a list of 20+ target firms [Page 30]
- Name names – Create a list of 60+ contacts [Page 35]
- Sell your brand – Develop your elevator pitch [Page 49]
- Get set – Prepare rock-star email templates, call scripts, and in-person questions [Page 52]
- Fire away – Start sending emails and making calls [Page 61]
- Put the pressure on – Follow-up the right way to make sure you get a response [Page 62]
- Play the game – Leverage your success to get an interview with your dream firm [Page 65]
- Up the ante – Take critical next steps if you still haven’t landed that interview [Page 67]
- The “Nuclear Option” – When all else fails, utilize brave and bold last-ditch efforts [Page 70]
Plus, the Networking Bible includes the industry’s most comprehensive directory – the MC Contacts Database with 110+ firms and 2500+ names and email addresses from the world’s best consulting firms.
The Consultant’s Networking Bible
- 10 steps to build relationships
- Detailed email/call templates
- Contact database with 2500+ contacts
- Details on 111 top firms
Management Consulted Book Bundle
- The Consulting Roadmap
- The Consulting Resume and Cover Letter Bible
- The Consultant’s Networking Bible
- The Consulting Interview Bible
- The MC Consulting Case Bank
- 3 Month Mastery
While the Networking Bible and Contacts Database are incredibly thorough, there’s still room for improvement. There could be 200 firms and 4000 emails for consultants at even more global locations. We could provide case studies from people who have successfully broken into management consulting using this exact tool.
If we never added 1 more contact to the database or 1 more word to the guide, this would still be the best guide on the market. However, we’re committed to your success, so we’ll be releasing updates to add more recruiter emails, more consulting firms, and success stories showcasing exactly how people got consulting jobs using this toolkit!
When you buy the Networking Bible, you’ll get all those updates for free – for life.
We are unashamedly charging $95 for the Consultant’s Networking Bible.
This is a tool for those that want to be successful, and if you’re not committed to putting in hours and hours of work to get your dream job, we’re not interested in helping.
Also – these recruiter and consultant emails are EXTREMELY valuable. They’ve never been compiled in one place before. It would take you 200+ hours to find them yourself (plus another 100 just to figure out where to start).
If you really want to maximize your job search, check out our MC Book Bundle ($195 for 6 of our high-powered books, including the MC Case Bank).
We’re so nice – we do allow upgrades, as long as the upgrade contains your initial purchase.
You have 30 days to upgrade from a purchase of the Networking Bible to the MC Book Bundle ($195), Consulting Job Hunt ($475), Consulting Jet Pack ($125), or Black Belt Deluxe ($1975).
Absolutely not – this guide is for you too. Why? Even though firms are looking for you on-campus, you are still competing against hundreds of other amazing candidates – you still need to network to stand out.
We work with folks just like you every day in our premium coaching services, so we’ve crafted the book to address needs both of current students and current professionals.
Good news! The book is an electronic download – just add it to your cart, create an account during the checkout process, and your book will be available immediately after purchase.
You can begin building a ninja networking strategy – and executing it – right away!
This book is definitely best-practice for networking into consulting – the firm’s processes, standards, expectations and recruiting tactics are explained in great detail, and much of the strategy on networking effectively takes these nuances into account.
However, if the way you network is good enough to convince someone at a top-tier management consulting firm to interview you – it’s good enough for any role.
Want to apply to i-banking, finance, legal, accounting, or corporate strategy? You can definitely use this book to build your strategy. You will just have to do some extra work to understand the industry you’re trying to break into – work we do for you when you’re focused on consulting.
Plus, the Contacts Database is exclusively consulting focused – but you can use it as a template to build your own strategy plan for other industries as well.
No. Why? Our customers have confirmed that this is the way to go. You can start networking in less than 5 minutes!
It would be great to have a print version — but the speed and flexibility of the online version is superior. Plus, having details on 110+ firms and 2500+ contact names/email addresses in Excel beats an inflexible printed version.
Yes, absolutely! The application processes for consulting are nearly identical globally. When the requirements differ slightly between the U.S. and overseas for other firms [for example, outside the U.S., target schools matter even more than experience], this book does address even these issues.
Approximately 40% of our customers are applying to overseas offices, so we share our international perspective. Of course, feel free to test our theories and let us know how they work – networking is a no-lose situation if you do it based on what we share in the book.
We have successfully advised clients in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the U.K., Europe, MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia, India, SE Asia, China, Australia/New Zealand, etc.
That’s right – we cover the globe, and in the process consistently get rave reviews on both this book and the premium coaching services we offer.