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 ).

Facing Rejection from Consulting Firms

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Facing rejection from consulting firms is an emotional topic especially with the time and effort candidates put in preparing for the case interview. I applied at the top consulting firms , and was rejected from MBB (I was not even offered interviews with them). I did receive interviews from the non-top 3 firms but was not invited back for 2 nd round interviews with any of them. The cover letter is very, very, very important.

How to Succeed in the New Age of Interviews

Tom Spencer

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.

Understanding Firms’ Selection Criteria

Tom Spencer

During this first step, you will need to provide materials like your Cover Letter, Resume and Transcripts/Test scores (GMAT, GRE, etc.). Step two is your first round interview. Step 3 is your second round interview.

Preparing for Your Consulting Application

Tom Spencer

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). Well, let’s embark on the journey.

Case Interview Success Rates by Round

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I was recently asked by a reader what the average applicant success rate is at each round in the case interview process. The first step in the application process where cuts are made would be the Consulting Resume and Cover Letter Screen. McKinsey would interview anyone graduating from those programs for no other reason than they got admitted into those programs. After the resume and cover letter review stage we move on to the rounds of interviews.

Advanced Consulting Fit Interviews – Video Overview

Management Consulted

You’ve done all your homework on the firm, networked your butt off, and crafted the pristine consulting resume and cover letter. Then you receive a call saying you’ve passed the first round and they want you to come in for an interview. consulting interviews

Case Interview Foundations: 6 Types of Case Interviews

Management Consulted

So, after writing the perfect resume and cover letter, and preparing at least 6 Hero Stories, it’s time to face the music. The 2 case interview styles are Interviewer-led and Interviewee-led cases. Today, we focus on 6 types of case interviews.

Straight Talk: 30 things I told aspiring consultants today

Consultants Mind

It is interview season for consulting firms. People are writing up cover letters, fine-tuning their resumes, and practicing their cases. This is what I said to a packed room of students. It’s all about curiosity. “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ” – Albert Einstein Do the homework about consulting and the […].

Bridgespan Non-Profit Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

. BRIDGESPAN INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . BRIDGESPAN INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . Bridgespan’s interview process is fairly straightforward and is pretty much the industry norm when it comes to interviewing with a consulting firm. consulting interviews

Business Book Review: Case Interview Secrets

Management Consulted

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. . A Stanford graduate who worked in consulting during his early career, Victor speaks from his experience as someone who sat on both sides of the interview table. It takes focused, specific preparation to ace your case interview. The primary case interview format.

Welcome to new readers plus a few questions answered

Management Consulted

Top 10 Interview Tips. I’ve been helping friends/colleagues looking to enter management consulting for years with their resumes, cover letters, interviews, and questions. In future weeks, I plan to release case studies, interview guides, and the like. I offer hands-on coaching sessions to help people break into management consulting and top business jobs – from re-writing your resume to simulated interviews/case studies to thorough Q&A.

L.E.K. Strategy Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . To apply for the internship opportunities, you must submit a complete application consisting of a resume, cover letter stating geographic preference, and a copy of your transcripts online or at your school’s career service office between January 1st and the end of February. CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . Generally speaking, interview are held across two rounds. interview process even when applying from abroad.

Free Resources to Help with Your Consulting Application

Tom Spencer

How to Create a Killer Cover Letter. Template Cover Letter. Applications and Interviews consulting applications consulting firmsAre 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.

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

Management Consulted

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. 11AM – 12PM - Fit Interview – Hero stories.

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

Management Consulted

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 ). Once you’ve passed the resume screen, you’ll be invited in to a local office for a first round interview. Except this first round interview isn’t so much an interview, per se, but rather a written test. Almost always, the case interview will come first.

Black Belt Supreme 2017 Closes May 31st!

Management Consulted

For the last 4 years we’ve been running our popular Black Belt interview training courses – with tremendous success. On average, they do 40 cases with practice partners, 10 with us, and hours of personal reflection, preparation and planning for both fit and case interviews. 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?

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

Management Consulted

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). Structuring the fit interview. 8 interview questions and their fatal mistakes.

Black Belt Supreme closes May 31!

Management Consulted

For the last 12 months, we’ve been running our popular Black Belt Interviewer course – with tremendous success. On average, they do 30-50 cases with peer partners, 10 with us, and hours of personal reflection, preparation and planning for both fit and case interviews.

How to compensate for poor grades

Tom Spencer

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 ). Are you keen on management consulting but have poor grades?

7 Networking Mistakes to Avoid

Tom Spencer

When it comes to recruiting the three big criteria are: networking, application package (cover letter, resume, and transcript), and interview. Also – keep in mind that management usually has a much stronger influence on interviewing decisions.

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

Management Consulted

For the last 2 years, we’ve been running our popular Black Belt interview training courses – with tremendous success. On average, they do 30-50 cases with peer partners, 10 with us, and hours of personal reflection, preparation and planning for both fit and case interviews. 30 days of focused interview homework. Do I have to complete my resume/cover letter edit right away? case interviews

3 Ways Management Consulting Applications Differ from Traditional Ones

Management Consulted

A recommendation from a consultant will fast-track your application inside the firm, and in fact will take it through an entirely different path, virtually guaranteeing you a first-round interview invite. Not only do they have to be confident that you can do the work (that’s where the case interview comes in), they also have to be comfortable enough to leave you in a room with a CEO client alone. Have questions about your particular resume or cover letter?

2017 price changes at Management Consulted

Management Consulted

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. Interview Mastery will go from $700 to $800. Intro to Interviews will go from $200 to $225. Our Cover Letter editing service will go from $150 to $195.

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

Management Consulted

30 days of focused interview homework. Do you have to complete my resume/cover letter edit right away? We walk through both fit and case interviews in detail, answer tons of story and strategy questions, and then pick apart your personal performance.

Gaining Consulting Contacts

Tom Spencer

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 ).

Tour Recap – Day 6 (Harvard)

Management Consulted

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). *.

Management Consulted Goes to London (and Beyond)

Management Consulted

Many questions were asked about resumes, cover letters and the importance of inserting a cover letter with their applications. How could you possibly go into an interview not having done this bootcamp?”

Tour Recap – Day 7 (New York Consulting Bootcamp)

Management Consulted

From those who signed up on the first day to our late-comers, everyone showed up ready to party (as much as you can on a Sunday when you’re prepping for consulting interviews). Because our attendees had access to all of these resources, we could jump right in with the fit and case interviews.

Conversation with L.E.K. Consulting

Tom Spencer

Tom: Does LEK use the case interview in its recruitment process? How many interview rounds are there? Janine Clifford: Yes, case interviews are a key component of our recruitment process. Associates (graduates) usually have 2 rounds on interviews and Consultants 3 rounds.

Tour Recap – Day 1 (Georgia Tech)

Management Consulted

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.

Tour Recap – Day 5 (Yale)

Management Consulted

If you are convinced that – on top of our expertise in consulting interviews – we’re also fun, come hang out with us next weekend in San Francisco – September 21. *. Welcome back to Tour Throwback Week.

Prize Inside

Tom Spencer

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

Tom Spencer

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.

How to Transition to Management Consulting after Law School

Management Consulted

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?

Job Hub: Chick-Fil-A Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

Interview Tips & Tricks. With Chick-Fil-A, the typical application can be completed in as little as 45 minutes, but be prepared to do some killer networking if you want to give yourself a good chance to land an interview. You need to be prepared when interviewing with Chick-Fil-A, because the questions that you will receive are both behavioral, like “Why do you want to work for Chick-Fil-A?” Prepare for interviews.

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

Management Consulted

Follow our tips to ensure your resume makes it into the interview pile, not the trash. 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. Instead, ask the person for an informational interview. 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.

Conversation with 2020 Delivery

Tom Spencer

Mike Meredith: Our recruitment process involves: CV and Cover Letter review. Two interview rounds. We receive lots of CVs and covering letters.

Job Hub: Virgin Group Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

Interview Tips & Tricks. There is not one sure way that leads your application to be accepted to go on to the interview process. You can apply for a position at Virgin in many different ways ranging from job fairs, staffing agencies, applying online, or applying in person, all of which have the same likelihood of getting passed on to the interview phase. Again, depending on the position for which you have applied the interview process can vary slightly.

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The Consulting Myth

Tom Spencer

A good method to test how well you would fit into consulting is to prepare for interviews. and so there is plenty to like in both the interview process and the roles themselves, as long as you really want them.