CV and Cover Letter Basics

Tom Spencer

Top consulting firms receive thousands of applications per year, and so your cover letter and CV form a crucial first step in your application that will determine whether you secure a first round interview. How to Create a Killer Cover Letter. (Source: Flickr ).

5 ways to give your consulting cover letter that special something.

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Preparing for Your Consulting Application

Tom Spencer

First things first, your consulting application is the most important part of the recruitment process for two reasons. The HR person will look at your Resume, Cover Letter, and Transcript and decide whether you are qualified to attend a first round interview.

Understanding Firms’ Selection Criteria

Tom Spencer

Before starting your application journey, the very first thing is to understand the recruitment process and selection criteria of those management consulting firms. During Step 2 and 3, you will usually receive 2-3 rounds of management consulting interview modules.

Management Consultancy 101: How to navigate your first application

Tom Spencer

So you’ve decided you want to be a management consultant? The first step is always the hardest and sadly the most important, so here’s my guide on how to tackle your first consultancy job application. What I did first was research what a consultant actually does and the skills required.

5 Steps To Securing a Consulting Internship

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Few internship schemes are as competitive as those offered by top management consulting firms – for many good reasons. And even if you find out that consulting is not for you, the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired will be highly appreciated by any employer around the world.

Free Resources to Help with Your Consulting Application

Tom Spencer

Are you applying for consulting jobs, or thinking about it? We have taken the time to put together 14 consulting resources that you can download right now for free: Putting Your Application Documents Together. Guide to Management Consulting. How to Create a Killer Cover Letter. Template Cover Letter. Management Consulting consulting applications consulting resourcesApplications can be time consuming, and really difficult.

Welcome to new readers plus a few questions answered

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Thanks to Marquis first and foremost, who is both a fellow Stanford grad and fellow ex-McKinsey consultant. He regularly blogs about management consulting and MBA issues and has sensible, smart advice for just about everything career-related. For my new readers, here are some recommended and popular articles for you to browse: Management Consulting and the Consulting Industry 101. Day in the Life of a Management Consultant (client version).

Free Resources to Help with Your Consulting Application

Tom Spencer

Are you applying for consulting jobs, or thinking about it? Fortunately, we have taken the time to put together 14 free consulting resources that you can download right now: Putting Your Application Documents Together. Guide to Management Consulting. How to Create a Killer Cover Letter. Template Cover Letter. Applications and Interviews consulting applications consulting firmsApplications can be time consuming, and really difficult.

Advanced Consulting Resumes – Video Overview

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Recently, we released a video series on Consulting Resumes 101. Today, we continue where we left off with advanced tips to help guide you as you craft and edit your consulting resume. In the following videos, we take a deep dive on consulting resume specifics. consulting resume

Consulting Applications

Tom Spencer

ARE you an aspiring consultant with an interest in pursuing a career in the management consulting industry? Breaking into the management consulting industry is extremely difficult, and so with this in mind we have produced a number of free consulting resources to improve your chances of success. University careers services and consulting clubs are often an invaluable source of information about consulting firms and application deadlines.

Conversation with L.E.K. Consulting

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Consulting. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and analytical rigor to help clients solve their most critical business problems. Is it possible for consultants to transfer between offices within Australia or internationally?

Advanced Consulting Resumes – Video Overview

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Recently, we released a video series on Consulting Resumes 101. Today, we continue where we left off with advanced tips to help guide you as you craft and edit your consulting resume. In the following videos, we take a deep dive on consulting resume specifics. consulting resume

Advanced Consulting Fit Interviews – Video Overview

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You’ve done all your homework on the firm, networked your butt off, and crafted the pristine consulting resume and cover letter. Recently we’ve released multiple free videos to help you prepare for the consulting interview process. Why Consulting?

Gaining Consulting Contacts

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AS an aspiring consultant, the purpose of networking is to gain industry contacts, learn about your target firms, and obtain names that you can use in your application cover letter (e.g. “I There are various ways to gain contacts prior to sending out your consulting applications.

2017 price changes at Management Consulted

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Thanks to your support and loyalty, Management Consulted is the #1 resource for consulting news and prep in the world. We’ve had the pleasure of supporting hundreds of clients who never thought they had a shot at consulting land offers at their dream firms. Black Belt Interviewer will go from $1600 to $1800, and will no longer include Excel for Consulting, the Resume and Cover Letter Bootcamp – Online, and Networking for Consulting.

3 Ways Management Consulting Applications Differ from Traditional Ones

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If you’ve been around the management consulting industry for any amount of time at all, you know how different of a beast it really is to conquer than nearly any other industry. That’s not to say it’s not worth it: we happen to believe that consulting is right for almost anyone, and the cross-functional experience and skills building is unmatched in any other part of business. But how do you do that when you’ve never applied for a consulting role before?

3 ways financial advisory consulting bests strategy consulting

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In our last post, we discussed 5 major differences between 2 prominent types of consulting. Find it here: 5 reasons to choose strategy operations over financial advisory consulting. 1) An honest assessment says that your qualifications are not up to par for strategy consulting.

Management Consulted Goes to London (and Beyond)

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For our last major tour of the year, we started our crazy adventure in Philadelphia – joining all the wannabe consultants at Wharton’s annual Consulting Club Conference (featuring Jenny Rae as wannabe suitcase model). Anyone feeling lost in the crazy world of consulting?

The Consulting Myth

Tom Spencer

The first piece of advice I was given when I started my Master’s in Management at London Business School was to beware of the mirage of consulting. applying to consulting began to seem like more of a rite of passage than a genuine attempt at forging a professional path.

Student consulting – it does more than deliver

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Student consulting would seem to most students as an obvious first step towards a career in consulting. However, Sam Smith has recently argued in the post ‘ Student consulting – Does it deliver? It gives you an insight into consulting.

How to Transition to Management Consulting after Law School

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Lately, we’ve been hearing the same question from more and more law students – How do I transition to management consulting after law school? Consulting offers a better experience at a comparable pay scale. Generally speaking, a lawyer’s workload is more narrow and less diverse than a consultant’s; add that in with little to no travel and minimal exposure to different industries, and many lawyers are looking for a change.

5 reasons to sign up for a Management Consulting Bootcamp (registration now open!)

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Have you been waiting for that big break; the prime opportunity to get a jump on your consulting career? Management Consulted is taking consulting bootcamps on the road – live and delivered straight to you. What is a Management Consulting Bootcamp?

Bridgespan Non-Profit Consulting Interviews and Culture

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Founded in Boston, MA , and containing the heart and DNA of consulting industry giant Bain & Company, Bridgespan is the key non-profit consulting firm in today’s consulting industry. Bridgespan Employees: 15-60 Consultants. Strategy Consulting.

How to compensate for poor grades

Tom Spencer

Are you keen on management consulting but have poor grades? If you have poor university grades, you may face an uphill battle getting an interview at a top consulting firm. You can highlight your most impressive work experience in your cover letter. (Source: Flickr ).

Conversation with IMS Consulting Group

Tom Spencer

I recently had the chance to talk with Stephanie Green, Manager of Talent Acquisition for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at IMS Consulting Group. If you have an interest in life sciences, either through your studies or previous work experience, then IMS Consulting Group could be the perfect place to enhance and grow your career. Tom: IMS Consulting Group was ranked in the Vault Consulting 50 and focuses exclusively on life sciences offering a range of services.

L.E.K. Strategy Consulting Interviews and Culture

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CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . Consulting. A global consulting firm founded in London, England in 1983 and containing the heart and of Bain & BCG, L.E.K. CONSULTING. Consulting Website: www.lek.com. Consulting Headquarters: London, England . Consulting Employees: 1000+. Consulting Locations: 14 countries, 21 offices. Consulting Chief Executive: Iain Evans. Consulting Engagement Cost: $400K. CONSULTING LINKS

Tour Recap – Day 7 (New York Consulting Bootcamp)

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Despite all we’d seen and done on our tour already, Sunday was the biggest day of the whole tour – our 8-hour Consulting Bootcamp at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Thank you all for joining us on this throwback tour journey – and thank you all for making Management Consulted what it is.

3 strategies to apply for U.S. consulting jobs from European business schools

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based consulting firms. And for good reason: the San Francisco Bay Area is the tech capital of the world, and almost every consulting firm and Fortune 500 client is based in the U.S. consulting jobs from European business schools? There are a few things you can do now to position yourself for a consulting job in the U.S. offices of consulting firms won’t typically take international interns, other types of companies aren’t always as strict.

The MC Consulting Interview Bootcamp – Sunday, Sept. 7 in NYC!

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But what if your school doesn’t offer these programs (yet) – and you want to come spend 1 power day to focus on breaking into consulting – with emphasis on networking, fit interviews, and most of all, case interviews? 10AM – 11AM - Fit Interview – Key consulting questions. Who else but Jenny Rae Le Roux, the MD of Management Consulted, who is known for being tough, honest, constructive, supportive and fun. consulting news

Networking How To – Building Your Consulting Asset File

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Here’s our first post about networking your way into consulting. Think of it as a 101 on consulting networking. Your asset file consists of the names of anyone and everyone who can help you – either directly or indirectly – get a job in management consulting.

Rescue from the trash…avoiding key resume errors that get your consulting application tossed aside

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As fall approaches, many of you will be meeting consultants and recruiters for the first time at on-campus career fairs, company info sessions, and firm-sponsored recruiting events designed for your class. We give you an overview on how to be prepared, then cover specifics on exactly what to do at the event, what questions to ask, and what to do once the session’s over. They don’t know consulting! 4 Find a consulting-specific provider. consulting resumes

How to Land a Summer Internship with Deloitte Consulting S&O

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We recently had the opportunity to interview Jason, a student at NYU Stern who landed a summer internship with Deloitte Consulting S&O. First of all, if you could just give a little bit of your background: where you are going to school, what you are studying, and finally how you got interested in consulting in the first place – that would be super helpful. In terms of getting interested in consulting, that wasn’t something that I came to Stern for right off the bat.

Creating More Value Than You Capture

Tom Spencer

As an aspiring consultant, it is easy to see what you stand to gain from this career choice: high salary, high status, strong networking opportunities, and attractive exit options. As a Christmas present to all the aspiring consultants out there, we would like to share our free consulting application resources. Template Cover Letter. How to Create a Killer Cover Letter. Guide to Management Consulting. Consulting Firms in America.

Black Belt Supreme (BBS) November Session Closes Oct. 31!

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Do you have to complete my resume/cover letter edit right away? We include a full resume/cover letter edit so you get personal attention for your story. How did the June BBS class fare in the Consulting Jungle? consulting news

Tour Recap – Day 6 (Harvard)

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If you want a small group setting to accelerate your case interview performance (like, 0-60 in a day) join us next weekend in San Francisco – September 21 for our last 8-hour Consulting Bootcamp in the U.S. this year (includes a full resume/cover letter edit and our MC Book Bundle). *.

Black Belt Supreme closes May 31!

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Compared to a scary 3% acceptance rate at consulting firms, Black Belts rock – 55% of our participants have gotten 1 or more offers at top 10 firms. It’s not that this is crazy – with the insane competitiveness of consulting, it’s actually a very rational question.

Black Belt Supreme 2017 Closes May 31st!

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Compared to a 3% acceptance rate at top consulting firms, 55% of our Black Belt Supreme participants have received 1 or more offers from top 10 firms. We know this sounds crazy, but with consulting interviews that are insanely competitive, it’s actually a really good question. Do I have to complete my resume/cover letter edit right away? I might only apply to consulting later in the fall, or not even in 2017. appeared first on Management Consulted.

Prize Inside

Tom Spencer

Are you an aspiring consultant? The HUB is a new exclusive consulting community. A place where you can connect with other aspiring consultants, and share ideas to help you break into the consulting industry. The HUB contains a wide selection of FREE resources including case interview guidebooks, application guidebooks, template cover letters, CVs, and more. Management Consulting consulting consulting forum

7 People who NEED to apply to McKinsey in the next 8 days

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For most aspiring consultants, McKinsey is the gold standard. We’re starting this article off assuming that you’ve already knocked some socks off during networking (see here ) and created a masterful resume and cover letter (see here ). Learning how to think through problems like a consultant isn’t an admission that your previous way of problem solving is wrong, just simply a realization that you are transitioning in to a different field.