Recruiting versus reality

Tom Spencer

Consulting firms are very good at selling themselves to potential recruits. In this post, I explore the other side of the value propositions presented by consulting firms during the recruiting process: “You will be exposed to a wide range of problems and industries”.

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.

Data-Driven Recruiting (Part 1 – Networking)

Tom Spencer

As consultants (or those recruiting to be consultants), we’re asked to handle and analyze vast amounts of information. However, while recruiting, how many of us actually pursue a data-driven approach to getting an interview? In this case, 37% received an interview.

Tackling the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

“Case study interviews put you in the driver’s seat: you’re given a real business problem to work through and solve. A common trademark in the consulting recruitment process is the case study interview. Treat your interviewer as a client ( Deloitte US Careers, n.d. ).

Recruiters speak: 14 things all college graduates need to know

Consultants Mind

The post Recruiters speak: 14 things all college graduates need to know appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning Consulting Mindset InterviewAt the Goizueta Business School we offer a 3 week business boot camp for non-business majors here.

Data Driven Recruiting (Part 2 – Invite-Only Events)

Tom Spencer

Welcome back to the data driven recruiting series! Finding #6 – Invite-Only Events Are Highly Indicative of Interview Invite Odds. If you have been invited to an invite-only event, you now know that your odds of getting a first-round interview are far higher.

How to Get a McKinsey Interview Through Networking

I wanted to send you a quick note on how I have been able to secure a McKinsey interview , despite not knowing anyone in consultancy. I have consequently been invited for an interview. The objective of this email was to simply highlight that there are several alternatives to securing an interview. My Thoughts: This is a great example of how the management consulting interview process works. There are two ways to get an interview with a management consulting firm.

After The Interview

Tom Spencer

We have talked at length all year about consulting interviews, and in this post we provide three (3) thoughts on what to do after the interview comes to an end. Thank you email: It is a nice courtesy to send a short thank you email to your interviewer the day after your interview.

Case Interview Preparation Time

One of the most common questions I am asked is how much time is needed to prepare for case interviews ? They apply to MBB , have no idea what the industry is about, much to their surprise get an interview, and then for the next 72 hours they are Googling " what is management consulting.". Perhaps this is you, and your likely interview dates are weeks or months away. Do you prepare now for the case without knowing if you will get an interview?

What are interviewers from consulting firms really looking for?

Tom Spencer

So maybe you’ve gotten to the second round, maybe you’re still waiting to hear back, or maybe you’re hoping to interview again in the next recruitment cycle. Regardless of whichever bucket you fall into, it always helps to see things from the interviewers’ perspective.

What is the right response to a bad recruiting inquiry?

Killer Consultant

Great headhunters have great searchers – the people who fill the funnel, do the initial screening, first contact and setting up of the first interview. When I was headhunted for my current job, my first contact with the recruiter actually was of the last category.

Good interview advice

Consultants Mind

Was recruiting on Friday. This was on the wall of the business school’s career management center. All good advice I believe. Fun Consulting Consulting Career Management consulting

How to Develop a Case Interview Practice Routine

Below is a success story I recently received from a student about the success they had using a set case interview practice routine. Initially, not everyone realizes this is an important part of the interview to practice. But, at some point they figure this out, either because they had a bad interview (and got feedback that the problem area was the fit questions) or someone reads one of my articles and suddenly realizes it's an important area.

More on Networking to Get a Consulting Interview

I am often asked by readers if networking will really help them obtain a consulting interview or if it could affect them negatively. I suggest you network with anyone within a management consulting firm regardless of whether they are involved in recruiting or consulting resume screening. Your goal is not to contact people who can help you in recruiting. Your goal is to contact people in the firm for an informational interview.

Kalypso Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

KALYPSO INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. rounds of interviews, the first of which may consist of connecting with a recruiter for a phone screen. Next, you will be called in for a case interview, which will usually take place in front of a panel of interviewers.

Second Chance Case Interviews

What follows is our exchange and my advice on how to prepare for second chance interviews after a rejection. Readers Email: I have a question pertaining to second chance interviews and case interview preparation. I interviewed with McKinsey for the second round and did not make it past that. and I did not have enough time to practice cases, and that showed at the day of the interview. It took me way longer to master case interviews Months in my case.

Infosys Consulting Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Thankfully though, we don’t have any recordings of their set… INFOSYS CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Because Infosys’ focus is on the client experience, the interviewers want to leave no room whatsoever for internal discord. INFOSYS CONSULTING.

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

KEARNEY INTERVIEW AND CULTURE. 1997 – First Global Prize, an annual business school case study competition for potential recruits, awarded. KEARNEY INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. The interview process at A.T. However, as a general rule, there are two rounds of interviews. Within the first round of your interview, you will participate in two sets of interviews. Kearney recruits from only 4 undergraduate schools in America.

Gallup Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

GALLUP CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND CULTURE. SRI was founded in 1969 and its expertise in psychological research/interviews identified the “fit” of individuals is specific positions or roles in an organization. Bilingual Outbound Interviewer. Outbound Interviewer.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

SIMON-KUCHER & PARTNERS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE. One downside to working at Simon-Kucher is that despite what the firm will tell you in recruiting pitches and presentations, it is still mainly a pricing firm, despite its emphasis on touting its strategy credentials.

AlixPartners Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

ALIXPARTNERS INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . In keeping with what we’ve already said about recent graduates and AlixPartners, it’s worth noting that the firm does next to no recruiting through university campuses but instead mostly uses recruitment firms. By all accounts, interviewing at AlixPartners is pretty rigorous, to put it lightly. A phone interview with someone in HR to assess your skills and qualifications etc. A phone interview with a consultant.

KPMG Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

If KPMG isn’t visiting your school, contact a KPMG recruiter in the city of your choosing – but first, network with someone who is a manager or above who is an alum at your school. KPMG CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & RECRUITING. You can expect things to go down like this, should you apply to KPMG: The first step is a phone interview or an interview on campus. Get yourself up to speed and grab an interview prep session here. consulting interview

Parthenon-EY Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

PARTHENON-EY INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Be prepared for 2-3 rounds of interviews, the first of which may consist of connecting with a recruiter for a phone screen. This will be followed by 1-2 rounds in the office with 2 interviews per round with Consultants and Managers (2+ years of tenure) for more specific questioning regarding your past experience and the role for which you are interested. consulting firm profiles consulting interviewsPARTHENON-EY.

5 Soft Skills that are Critical in Consulting Interviews

Tom Spencer

Most consulting firms are wrapping up their recruitment process for this year and offers have been sent out. As a result, the consulting firms want to see strong soft skills demonstrated in the interviews. Which ones will interviewers be looking for you to demonstrate? Below are three key traits that define successful communication in a case interview: Don’t ramble. This is another key skill that your interviewer is going to be looking for.

Consulting Firms: Networking The Non-Sleazy Way

Management Consulted

Case Interview Consulting Firms consulting networking consulting recruiting McKinsey Case Interview McKinsey Consulting MECEConsulting Firms: Networking the Non-Sleazy Way Consulting firms are famous black boxes with armies of Brooks Brother adorned management consultants that are unapproachable. The thought of consulting firms networking can seem like a pretty daunting task. In fact, after “case … Continue Reading.

Altman Vilandrie: Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . Interviews at Altman Vilandrie are held over 2 rounds. Round 0 – A phone interview if you’re an employee referral. This will be a screening interview with HR. Round 1 – An on campus interview for students or a phone interview for employee referrals who cannot be interviewed in one of the offices. Round 2 – This interview will take place in one of AV’s offices and is pretty intense.

Case Interview Success Rates by Round

I was recently asked by a reader what the average applicant success rate is at each round in the case interview process. have done the majority of recruiting out of the schools (under grad, MBA, JD, MD, PhD). 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. recruiting sources.

Last Minute Case Interview Preparation

10 years, one of the most common questions I am asked is how much time is needed to prepare for a case interview and how to prepare when you don’t have much time. I want to address in this article the 2 nd question of how to prepare for a case interview when you don’t have much time. Reader #1: Only 10 Hours Available to Practice Before Interview. I'm about to go through the case interview at McKinsey next Friday. Reader #2 – 3 Days Until Interview.

How to Succeed in the New Age of Interviews

Tom Spencer

A desired response from a recruitment manager would be “most cover letters I’m falling asleep. Stage two of the process may find you in front of your webcam, coming face to face with the recent recruiting tool developed be Hirevue. This can make for a very inhuman interview experience, but that is what the world is tending towards, so better get yourself acquainted with these technological advances. Just google STAR interview questions to find countless examples.

OC&C Strategy Consultants Interview and Culture

Management Consulted

OC&C STRATEGY CONSULTANTS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . OC&C STRATEGY CONSULTANTS INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . If you pass this first screening round, you are usually invited onsite for 2 nd round interviews. However, they do recruit their applicants online too.

FTI Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE. FTI’s Summer Internship program has met with great success for the company and is fast becoming their main source for full-time recruitment. Students at the graduate and undergraduate levels simply submit their resume through their campus career center or the FTI website if they do not actively recruit on campus. FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. 22% applied through a Recruiter. consulting interviews

Cornerstone Research Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

CORNERSTONE RESEARCH INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Now to the section you’ve all been waiting for…the interview process! Cornerstone Research usually has only two rounds of interviews, and the first round can be conducted either over the phone or in person. The second portion of the first round will consist of behavioral questions, and may be with a different interviewer. Nervous about your case and behavioral interview chances?

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

Interviewing Consultants: A How-To Guide

The Thirsty Dog

Many consultants are trained to become experts at the interview. Here's a quick how-to guide on interviewing consultants and picking the best. The post Interviewing Consultants: A How-To Guide appeared first on The Thirsty Dog Blog. Management Consulting New Content consultant interviews consultant qualities Consulting hiring consultants interviewing consultants Jason Price recruiting Seattle

Seabury Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

In fact, one of our interview coaches, Michael Hecht, used to work for The Seabury Group and now works for Delta Airlines as a member of their Skymiles team. If you’re applying to work at The Seabury Group, book an interview prep session with Michael here. He’ll give you the key insider tips on acing the interview and getting ahead at the firm. INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Seabury Group conducts interviews over two stages. consulting interview

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Hay Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

HAY GROUP INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Applicants will have two interviews; the first may be over the phone and will be with more junior staff members or on campus, with the second usually being in person with a director or a manager. Applicants will be put through the standard fit interview to assess how well they will get along with other and adjust to the culture at the firm, but their interviews are often easy going. Acing the Mercer Interview.

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Analysis Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

ANALYSIS GROUP INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. About half of Analysis Group’s recruitment come from its presence on various campuses, with another large portion coming from online applications. They generally conduct their interviews over two rounds. The first interview is either on campus or over the phone and the second is at one of their offices. The post Analysis Group Interviews and Culture appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting interviews

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Towers Watson Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

TOWERS WATSON CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Be prepared for several rounds of interviews, the first of which usually consists of connecting with a recruiter for a phone screen. It may also consist of a group interview. consulting interviews

Alvarez & Marsal Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Recently, Alvarez & Marsal gained more territory in Europe and Asia by recruiting a new country head in Greece and by opening an office in Seoul, South Korea. ALVAREZ & MARSAL INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. The interview process at Alvarez & Marsal is pretty straightforward. Your second round will be held at one of their offices, where you can expect to have multiple 1:1 or 2:1 interviews. PwC Interviews and Culture.

Abt Associates Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

ABT ASSOCIATES INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. The very first stage of recruiting at Abt is their online application, where you will upload your resume for screening. If you pass the initial screening, you will have different in house interview days, possibly preceded by a phone interview depending on your location. Once you get to the face to face interviews, you need to make sure you know how to walk through your resume with precision. consulting interview