“I watched several videos regarding networking and learned a ton. In fact, I talked to a partner at ZS Associates yesterday and applied the stuff I learned from those videos. The next thing I know my resume was forwarded to ZS’s head of recruiting for the east coast and I was recommended for an interview!”- Steve, Dartmouth

“I have recently purchased your course ‘Networking for Consulting’. Thanks for your quality advice in the videos. I now feel much more confident in approaching the consulting networking process. It is so much easier to network once you understand the why and how of networking!” – Suraj, ESADE

 

Networking is a hot topic in the business world. Articles and books are written about it, and entire classes are structured around this often talked about but misunderstood topic. Networking is often held up as a panacea for every career challenge, but most resources do not give actionable insight on how to network effectively.

While it’s true that the importance of networking cannot be overstated for anyone on the BCG career path or any young professional, it’s also crucial to note that networking does not mean aggressively calling or contacting Partners to ask for referrals. Even if you are introverted, you can (and should) network successfully.

Why Does Networking Matter for Consulting?

At its core, networking is about forging relationships. And not many industries are more relationship driven than consulting. The industry is tight-knit, and positions so competitive, that it is almost impossible to land an interview invite without an internal advocate. If you’re serious about breaking into the industry, networking with current consultants is not just a nice add-on — it’s a must.

There are two main reasons you’ll network, although many people only focus on the first:

  • Getting in the Door
  • Conducting Research

While networking is crucial for landing an interview, it is also a crucial part of determining which firm, office, and practice area are the right fit for you. Top performers have options. The best way you can communicate that you have options is by using the networking process as your opportunity to find the right fit for you.

How to Hone Networking Skills

Networking for Consulting does not start with aggressive pursuit, but by building a strategic plan and then warming up “cold calls” and “cold contacts” gradually. This is a dance, and you have to make the first move. The only way to improve? Practice. Attend every relevant event possible, and make a concerted effort to meet as many people in the industry as possible. Look to family and friends to meet people in the industry as well; you never know who may be just a mutual friend away.

The good news? Consultants are generally very pay-it-forward people, and understand that networking is what got them into the industry as well. Plus, the financial incentives many firms give to consultants who refer a candidate who gets hired aren’t bad either! Overall, focus on consultants who are at your level. These are the people who will be reviewing your application materials.

By now, you should be aware that networking isn’t optional in your pursuit of a management consulting position. In fact, after making sure your resume is top-notch, networking should be the next thing you focus on. And like every other part of the prep process, you need to have a strategic plan to network effectively. If you need expert networking help, access to phone scripts, email scripts, and a strategic plan, Networking for Consulting is for you. Contact Management Consulted today to learn more about how we can help you.

Who is it for?

Networking for Consulting is for everyone. If you’re a straight A student from a top school, networking could help you bolster your already impressive chances.

If you’re an aspiring consultant from a non-target school, with grades that aren’t perfect, establishing a relationship with the right person inside the firm can be the difference between a job offer and no job offer.

Networking isn’t just for aspiring consultants, either. If you can learn to establish and maintain connections your clients, you’ll have a wealth of exit opportunities waiting for you if you decide to leave consulting.

How will it help?

You may think everything depends on your resume or on your interview skills, but Networking for Consulting can tip the balance in your favor.

In terms of identifying someone to reach out to, drafting your first email, reading body language and asking executive level questions and more, Networking for Consulting will give you all the networking tools you need.

What does it include?
  • 38 Lessons
  • 8 modules
  • 8 expert videos
  • Long term networking strategy
  • And more!
Should I get Networking for Consulting?

Do you have your mind set on a consulting job?

Do you want to give yourself the best chance possible when it comes to getting a consulting job?

Do you want to learn how to conduct research before important meetings and how not to lose momentum when it’s over?

If all these, and more, sounds like skills you would like to develop, Networking for Consulting is the course for you.

For additional networking help, contact our team or shop online today!

Networking for Consulting
$95
You can't ace the interview without first landing the interview. That's where Networking for Consulting comes in!  Buckle up as we begin a journey in to landing you the consulting job of your dreams! Networking for Consulting includes:
  • MC's 5 Rules of Networking
  • Our 10 action steps to land a referral
  • Cold email and phone scripts
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