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. The recruiter will be looking for evidence of: Strong academic performance.

How to Quiet the Recruiting Chaos

Tom Spencer

Whether you’re recruiting for consulting via a graduate program or going it alone, the process is extremely time-consuming and chaotic. In this piece, I will arm you with a few simple tools (templates) that will help to keep your recruiting activities organized.

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. Keeping this recruitment funnel in mind, let’s talk about the management consulting selection criteria.

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.

Management Consultancy 101: How to navigate your first application

Tom Spencer

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!

Welcome to new readers plus a few questions answered

Management Consulted

Overview of the Management Consulting Recruiting Process. I’ve been helping friends/colleagues looking to enter management consulting for years with their resumes, cover letters, interviews, and questions. Given that experience (and the experience inside McKinsey helping recruit new employees and seeing how the hiring process worked), I decided to start this blog to share the knowledge accumulated – and am looking forward to meeting others on a similar journey.

3 Ways Management Consulting Applications Differ from Traditional Ones

Management Consulted

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? consulting recruiting

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

Management Consulted

It’s no secret McKinsey recruits PhD and APD level candidates, but the process is unique compared to the way the firm hires other candidates. 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 ). consulting interviews consulting recruiting mckinsey interview

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

Management Consulted

If you wait until recruiting season, it’s already too late. based candidates, so make sure your resume and cover letter are ready to drop at a moment’s notice! consulting recruitingEvery 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.

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 ).

Consulting Applications

Tom Spencer

Students often ask questions like: How do I prepare a cover letter? How do I highlight my experience in a way that will resonate with recruiters? How to Create a Killer Cover Letter. Template Cover Letter. Secondly, top consulting firms receive thousands of applications each year, and recruiters spend only a few minutes reviewing each application.

Conversation with L.E.K. Consulting

Tom Spencer

I recently had the opportunity to communicate with Janine Clifford, Recruitment & HR Manager at L.E.K. Our graduate recruitment programs runs every March so we will be back on campus and recruitment in March 2016 for positions commencing in February 2017.

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

Management Consulted

With the crazy recruiting cycle, we know the pressure that you are under and we are here to help you out! 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.

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.

Conversation with 2020 Delivery

Tom Spencer

We give you all of the support that is required, and we recruit people who are self-starting, enjoy that challenge and are comfortable with autonomy. We recruit for experienced hires on a rolling basis. Tom: What does your recruitment process involve?

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. Don’t firms only recruit from top MBA programs? In fact, Harvard Law, Columbia Law, UVA School of Law, and Stanford Law are core recruiting schools for top consulting firms.

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

Management Consulted

Paper airplanes are fun, but you don’t want your resume to become the vehicle for a recruiter’s mid-afternoon horseplay because you’ve bored them to death. 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.

3 ways financial advisory consulting bests strategy consulting

Management Consulted

Financial advisory firms recruit from a broader set of schools. They are masterful recruiters with big budgets to entertain prospects, so if you’re interested in the field, check them out – just go in with your eyes wide open.

Job Hub: Chick-Fil-A Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

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. ” Once you get called for an interview, you can bank on at least 7-15 interviews that typically consist of connecting with the recruiter, hiring manager, and associates that you will be working with over a phone screen, a Skype interview, and multiple on-site interviews.

Networking How To – Building Your Consulting Asset File

Management Consulted

Before we get started, check out our core post on networking the “normal way” – at info sessions and through target school types of recruiting opportunities. You’ll use your asset file to gain access to recruiters, consultants, etc.

Conversation with Marakon

Tom Spencer

Alex Formstone is a Principal in Marakon ’s London office, and heads up recruiting in the UK for graduates and MBAs. I recently had the good fortune to talk briefly with Alex about his career, Marakon and its recruitment process.

Job Hub: Airbnb Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

After submitting your initial application, with your resume/CV, cover letter, finished assessments and other supporting documents, HR typically will respond to your application within a couple of days. Are you an employer,recruiter, or hiring manager? Today we highlight tremendous business analyst and post-consulting leadership jobs at Airbnb.

Job Hub: Tesla Motors Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

After submitting your initial application with your resume/CV, cover letter, and other supporting documents, HR typically will respond to your application within a few days. Once you get passed to Round 0, you can bank on at least 3-5 interviews (although they have been known to give more) which typically consist of connecting with the recruiter for a phone screen and a phone interview with the hiring managers. Are you an employer,recruiter, or hiring manager?

Job Hub: Virgin Group Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

After submitting your initial application, with your resume/CV, cover letter, and other supporting documents, HR typically will respond to your application within a couple of days. Once you get called in for an interview, bank on at least 3-4 interviews which typically consist of connecting with the recruiter for a phone screen, followed by a phone interview, and then two 1:1 in person interviews with either a panel or the hiring manager.

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Conversation with IMS Consulting Group

Tom Spencer

Tom: Does IMS Consulting Group use the case interview as part of its recruitment process? Tom: Is there any additional information that you think would be helpful for candidates but which we haven’t covered? I assume you require applicants to provide a CV and a cover letter? 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.

Reader FAQ – Switching gears: from intern to full-time, from IT to strategy, and from PwC and IBM to MBB

Management Consulted

Plus, it will be a bit of insurance to have a full-time offer if you do consider going through fall recruiting – it will relieve much of the stress. It’s the best time in your life to try for it – you don’t have to network as heavily as post MBAs, and the recruiters come straight to campus to pursue you – and you’ll have the best brand names in the industry behind you if you do break in.

Bridgespan Non-Profit Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

BRIDGESPAN INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . However, there are 2 exceptions: a focus on social impact in the fit interview, and the need to submit a essay with your application and cover letter. . BRIDGESPAN INTERVIEWS & CULTURE .

Job Hub:T-Mobile Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

After submitting your initial application, with your resume/CV, cover letter, and other supporting documents, HR typically will respond to your application within a couple of days. Once you get called for an interview, you can bank on at least 3-5 interviews which typically consist of connecting with the recruiter for a phone screen, followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager, and then being brought in for a couple on site interviews.

L.E.K. Strategy Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

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 . Aerospace and Defense), you can expect that area to be covered in the interview. . L.E.K. CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE .

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

Management Consulted

Jason: I tried to make sure that I did a complete holistic detailed process when it came to recruiting. In the very beginning, I started focusing almost all my attention on recruiting at the beginning of my fall semester, junior year. That mostly included doing my research, figuring out what kind of consulting I really wanted to do, what firms were the right fit for me, and trying to do as much networking as I could before the recruiting events started.

“A Friend of a Friend” Is No Longer the Best Way to Find a Job

Harvard Business

Nowadays, that’s the easy part: People learn about jobs because they find job ads online, search listings on corporate sites, or are contacted by recruiters. Hiring managers face the same problem, having to sort through hundreds of applicants with the limited tools of application software, résumés, and cover letters. How do you get a job these days? The answer often involves networking — it isn’t what you know, it’s whom, we’re told.

Improve Your Resume by Turning Bullet Points into Stories

Harvard Business

But for the most part, recruiters aren’t calling. Because this person took the time to carefully articulate his stories during his résumé and profile writing, he’s now ready for cover letters and interviews. You’re searching for a new job.