CV and Cover Letter Basics

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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

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The HR person will look at your Resume, Cover Letter, and Transcript and decide whether you are qualified to attend a first round interview. Craft exceptional application materials (Cover letter and Resume). Try to think about your cover letter following this structure.

Understanding Firms’ Selection Criteria

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During this first step, you will need to provide materials like your Cover Letter, Resume and Transcripts/Test scores (GMAT, GRE, etc.).

How to Succeed in the New Age of Interviews

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Provide your grade transcript, CV, and cover letter. The cover letter is the most important of these initial documents. A desired response from a recruitment manager would be “most cover letters I’m falling asleep. Reading your cover letter, I felt like I knew you.” Try to show your personal voice in your cover letter, don’t give some generic spiel about how you’ve graduated from ‘x’ university with ‘y’ degree.

Management Consultancy 101: How to navigate your first application

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Step 3: The CV and cover letter. Writing a good cover letter is essential to make sure you stand out and allows you to bring all the research that you have done together. Remember, your cover letter only needs to be a page long!

5 Steps To Securing a Consulting Internship

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Spend some time perfecting your CV and cover letter. Research what each firm is looking for in a candidate and adjust your CV and cover letter to match that profile. Management Consulting aptitude tests case studies consulting cover letter CV internships past achievement

Welcome to new readers plus a few questions answered

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Free Resources to Help with Your Consulting Application

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How to Create a Killer Cover Letter. Template Cover Letter. Are you applying for consulting jobs, or thinking about it? Applications can be time consuming, and really difficult. Your task will be much easier if you have a few useful templates and guidebooks to point you in the right direction. We have taken the time to put together 14 consulting resources that you can download right now for free: Putting Your Application Documents Together.

Free Resources to Help with Your Consulting Application

Tom Spencer

How to Create a Killer Cover Letter. Template Cover Letter. Are you applying for consulting jobs, or thinking about it? Applications can be time consuming, and really difficult. Your task will be much easier though if you have a few useful templates and guidebooks to point you in the right direction. Fortunately, we have taken the time to put together 14 free consulting resources that you can download right now: Putting Your Application Documents Together.

How to compensate for poor grades

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You can highlight your most impressive work experience in your cover letter. (Source: Flickr ). 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.

3 Ways Management Consulting Applications Differ from Traditional Ones

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Your cover letter is meant to be a writing sample, NOT a sales pitch or love letter. So leave those creative cover letters in the recycle bin; your cover letter is for you to share your personal narrative in a clear and compelling way (think extended elevator pitch). Have questions about your particular resume or cover letter?

Advanced Consulting Resumes – Video Overview

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Also, if you’d like us to edit your resume and cover letter piece-by-piece, click here to learn more. Recently, we released a video series on Consulting Resumes 101.

Creating More Value Than You Capture

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Template Cover Letter. How to Create a Killer Cover Letter. 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. But a more productive question might be, what do you plan to contribute? With the arrival of the internet, we entered an age of hyper competition where firms (and individuals) are able to provide much more value than ever before.

Consulting Applications

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Students often ask questions like: How do I prepare a cover letter? How to Create a Killer Cover Letter. Template Cover Letter. 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. Where To Apply?

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 (Source: Flickr ).

Advanced Consulting Resumes – Video Overview

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Also, if you’d like us to edit your resume and cover letter piece-by-piece, click here to learn more. Recently, we released a video series on Consulting Resumes 101.

2017 price changes at Management Consulted

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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. Our Cover Letter editing service will go from $150 to $195. Thanks to your support and loyalty, Management Consulted is the #1 resource for consulting news and prep in the world. We are truly grateful to our ever-expanding MC family. A lot has changed in the past five years.

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

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For the low price of $575, each participant receives a complete resume / cover letter edit ($350), the MC Book Bundle ($195) and 8 hours of group instruction (priceless). Have you been waiting for that big break; the prime opportunity to get a jump on your consulting career?

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. Our first-ever Black Belt Supreme course launched in June, and we had an overwhelming response.

Tour Recap – Day 6 (Harvard)

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this year (includes a full resume/cover letter edit and our MC Book Bundle). *. After a networking lunch, we shared a 1-hour large group resume workshop where we answered tough questions about low GPAs, relevant vs. irrelevant experience, and how to structure a cover letter.

Management Consulted Goes to London (and Beyond)

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Many questions were asked about resumes, cover letters and the importance of inserting a cover letter with their applications.

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. So you’ve made it a long way already.

Black Belt Supreme closes May 31!

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Do I have to complete my resume/cover letter edit right away? For the last 12 months, we’ve been running our popular Black Belt Interviewer course – with tremendous success.

Conversation with L.E.K. Consulting

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Case interviews cover quantative and qualitative aspects. Janine Clifford: Not investing enough time in the cover letter and resume and not preparing for case interviews. I recently had the opportunity to communicate with Janine Clifford, Recruitment & HR Manager at L.E.K.

Prize Inside

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The HUB contains a wide selection of FREE resources including case interview guidebooks, application guidebooks, template cover letters, CVs, and more. HAVE you ever wondered why cereal boxes often contain a free toy, prize or collectible? The answer is simpler than you might think. The children are the target audience, while the parents fund the purchase.

How to Quiet the Recruiting Chaos

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This will help you to keep track of rapidly upcoming application deadlines, and you can also filter on company to double-check cover letter accuracy regarding the position, offices, and recruiter.

Black Belt Supreme 2017 Closes May 31st!

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Do I have to complete my resume/cover letter edit right away? For the last 4 years we’ve been running our popular Black Belt interview training courses – with tremendous success. 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. That means our Black Belt Supreme clients are 1800% more likely to receive an offer as opposed to going through the process alone.

Tour Recap – Day 7 (New York Consulting Bootcamp)

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As a part of the Bootcamp package, we currently offer our entire MC Book Bundle as well as a resume and cover letter edit to each person in attendance. Welcome…to the final day, the crowning achievement, of our 2013 8-day East Coast (we counted our final travel day too).

Black Belt Supreme 2015 closes May 31 (or when capacity is reached)!

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Do I have to complete my resume/cover letter edit right away? For the last 2 years, we’ve been running our popular Black Belt interview training courses – with tremendous success. Compared to a scary 3% acceptance rate at consulting firms, Black Belts rock – 55% of our participants have received 1 or more offers from top 10 firms.

Conversation with 2020 Delivery

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Mike Meredith: Our recruitment process involves: CV and Cover Letter review. We receive lots of CVs and covering letters. 2020 Delivery is a management consultancy committed to improving public services and bringing about lasting change within public sector organisations.

How to Transition to Management Consulting after Law School

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These are the professionals who will be reviewing your resume, cover letter, and application, and a recommendation from one of these consultants inside the firm will go a LONG way in securing a first-round interview invite. Lately, we’ve been hearing the same question from more and more law students – How do I transition to management consulting after law school?

Tour Recap – Day 5 (Yale)

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We had the morning “off” on Friday in New York, which really just meant catching up with our standard full-time job – answering your emails, editing your resumes and cover letters and meeting with clients for interviews. Welcome back to Tour Throwback Week.

Tour Recap – Day 1 (Georgia Tech)

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Our guidelines: 60 attendees minimum, you book the room, and we have an absolute blast for 2 hours together walking through our FREE Bootcamp Lite overview of Resumes/Cover Letters, Networking, Fit Interviews and Case Interviews. And…we’re back.

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

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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 ). The following 7 categories of people have 8 days left to apply at McKinsey for a full-time position (provided they finish their programs in 2017/2018): PhDs. Postdocs. Non-MBA Master’s. Medical students. Interns. Residents. Fellows. For most aspiring consultants, McKinsey is the gold standard.

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

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based candidates, so make sure your resume and cover letter are ready to drop at a moment’s notice! Every year, hundreds of our European friends are interested in applying to work in U.S 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. Plus, is there anything quite like a hearty American breakfast?).

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

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Then, after the Bootcamp, you keep getting extra value: Complete Resume/Cover Letter edit with MC staff MC Book Bundle (6 books – a $195 value) A $50 discount code if you’d like to work with us on 1:1 interview prep. There’s nothing quite like getting some face-to-face time with an MC expert, and our Group Bootcamps get rave reviews. We work with top schools (this week alone we’re at Duke, Yale, Harvard, and Wharton – not too shabby).

Student consulting – it does more than deliver

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Some of the more competitive student consultancies have formal application processes, including a cover letter and case study interview, which mimics the application process of professional consulting firms.

The Consulting Myth

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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.

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

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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. Resume and Cover Letter Bible - The ultimate guide for the DIY crowd, complete with 72-pages of insider how-tos and 24 killer resume/cover letter templates.

3 ways financial advisory consulting bests strategy consulting

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A: If you have been strategic (as we suggested above) about the projects you worked, have limited tenure (3 or fewer years), and have completed or are completing a Top 25 MBA, you’re in really good shape (provided you have an awesome resume and cover letter).

Job Hub: Chick-Fil-A Jobs and Culture

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After submitting your initial application, with your resume/CV, cover letter, finished assessments and other supporting documents, HR will typically respond to your application within a week or two. Your resume and cover letter has to impress the recruiters and you only have one chance to make an impression on a firm. Today we highlight tremendous business analyst and post-consulting leadership jobs at Chick-Fil-A.

Business Book Review: Case Interview Secrets

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Namaan, one of our rockstar interns, shares what he thought about this seminal piece of consulting literature after reading it cover-to-cover. Click here to make sure you have a consulting ready resume and cover letter that will land you interviews. In case interview prep, Victor Cheng has risen to a household name in the last 5 years, and his book Case Interview Secrets is one of our recommendations for those looking to break in to the industry. .