Fireside Chat – Consulting Recruiting at Target and Non-Target Universities

Tom Spencer

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with another blog contributor to the SpencerTom community, Jason Oh, to share our experiences about the consulting recruiting process. How is recruiting done at your school? Business School consulting recruitment

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

Tom Spencer

Welcome back to the data driven recruiting series! Please refer to the first article in this series for the first five findings and more details on the data sources and methodology behind the analysis.

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What is the right response to a bad recruiting inquiry?

Killer Consultant

referencing my profile specifically), but the job is not a fit , recruiter does not seem interesting either: Personalized “thanks, but no thanks , glad to hear from you again when something more fitting (fill in what you’d like to see) comes along” email.

Fixing the Recruiting and Retention Problems in Britain’s NHS

Harvard Business

Hereafter, when we use the term “NHS,” we refer to NHS England, specifically – not the health systems in Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland.) One of the reasons for the current lackluster response is that the NHS is increasingly struggling to recruit and retain its health workforce. million on locum agency fees, and only £55,000 recruiting doctors.

The Importance of a First Impression

Tom Spencer

A good impression can often lead to a reference or a referral to another person at the firm. One of my close friends developed a strong connection through an initial coffee chat and ended up getting referred to the interview pipeline.

Helen Lawson Williams on Smarter Data People Podcast

Consultants' Consultant

Click here to listen Some of the references that Helen Lawson-Williams and I speak about: The 70:20:10 formula: Exposure, Experience, Education, My “scrapbook” blog on the topic of Get what you want at consultantsconsultant.com.au

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Gender equality, employee experience and HCM compliance: the top-read posts of 2017

MBO Partners

Much attention has been paid to the study of bias (both conscious and unconscious) in the workplace, and many HCM leaders, including our own, predict that AI technology will play a larger role in removing unconscious bias in the recruiting and hiring processes in 2018.

McKinsey Offer from Top 200 University

CaseInterview.com

I wasn't ready to give up, so I decided to reach out to some recruiters that were listed on the firm's websites (mistake). I got in touch with her, she had me add my GMAT (770; I should have had it on all along) to my resume , and got me in touch with the recruiter. After talking with the recruiter, I was set up to do a practice case over the phone with an ex-McKinsey consultant. The recruiter says, "Okay.". The recruiter says, "Okay, I'll take care of it.".

McKinsey 7 S Model

Tom Spencer

The seven (7) factors considered by the 7 S Model include: Shared values refer to the values that are widely practiced within an organisation and form the company’s core guiding principles. Strategy refers to the plans that a company has for gaining a competitive advantage (e.g.

 “Additional Responsibilities” in Consulting

Tom Spencer

During both consulting recruiting and the initial months working in consulting, experienced by myself and my friends, the top priority for a consulting career which has been consistently emphasized has been delivering excellent client work. Recruiting support.

Better questions: get them to tell you what they don’t want to

Consultants' Consultant

Adam Grant’s reference-checking questions for recruitment give them forced choices between two undesirable qualities… I’m curious about whether this candidate is more likely to be… Too assertive or not assertive enough? Consultants Consultant: Here’s a great way to get people to tell you what they don’t want to.

Has the MBA become Redundant for a Career in Consulting?

Tom Spencer

Through going to many different networking events and information nights with different firms, I have learned that this fact is quickly told by recruiters. Jenny gives four main reasons why an MBA is a great foundation for a consultancy career: You’re making it easy for recruiters.

Volunteer Consulting: The Ultimate Consulting Career Gut Check and Primer

Tom Spencer

Looking back, that experience significantly shaped my successful recruiting strategy and confirmed my desire to enter the consulting industry. I am referring to volunteer consulting programs formally organized via a graduate program. The clients won’t be household names.

Better questions: get them to tell you what they don’t want to

Consultants' Consultant

Adam Grant’s reference-checking questions for recruitment give them forced choices between two undesirable qualities… I’m curious about whether this candidate is more likely to be… Too assertive or not assertive enough? Consultants Consultant: Here’s a great way to get people to tell you what they don’t want to.

How to Break Into Consulting – Guide for Non-MBA Graduate Students

Tom Spencer

That being said, I know plenty of non-MBAs who have received offers from prestigious consulting firms, and so I thought it would be helpful to share some strategies that you can follow at each step of the recruitment process to increase your chance of getting an offer.

Consulting Networking: 6 Best Practice Guidelines

Tom Spencer

One of the more memorable parts of the consulting recruiting process was witnessing people attempting to network with consulting firms. What can inspire a more productive conversation with a consultant or recruiter is helping them understand how you might be an asset to the firm.

Part 1: How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Independent Consulting

Successful Independent Consulting

You can download the entire series as a reference guide here. Use keywords that recruiters and potential clients may use in their searches. Click here to download the complete series as a reference guide, Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile. .

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Part 3: Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile with Skills, Endorsements & Accomplishments

Successful Independent Consulting

You can download the entire series as a reference guide here. Here’s some sample text: Hi, I recently read that skill endorsements on LinkedIn really make a difference in how others perceive you, particularly recruiters and potential clients.

Why is my talent leaving?

Tom Spencer

Understanding the factors that drive employee turnover can allow management to retain valued talent, reduce the rate at which employees leave the organisation, and spend less money on recruitment thereby freeing up resources to invest elsewhere. References: Boushey,H.,

5 Steps to becoming a Successful IT Consultant

QEmploy

Whether that refers to your background, skills, the methods you would like to use to solve the problem and deliver value. Certifications prove the most effective to clients, recruiters and consulting management about your abilities. What does an IT Consultant do?

Tackling the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

A common trademark in the consulting recruitment process is the case study interview. Public speaking is another useful skill, and one to start practising well before the recruitment process even begins. Reference List.

How to Interpret Charts During Case Interviews

Tom Spencer

So, a few minutes into your case interview, the recruiter slides a chart across the table and asks what you can tell from that particular exhibit. The numbering approach will also go a long way for you to refer back to calculations later in the process.

Consulting Cover Letter

CaseInterview.com

Even with memorable and unique qualifications, a recruiter may not be convinced that these skills will make you a good management consultant. Also, refer to this resource to identify the top five mistakes that applicants make when writing a consulting resume.

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.

Joining a Management Consulting Firm as an Experienced Hire

Tom Spencer

Then he/she connected me to a Partner at another firm who referred me for an interview. The question of how to join a management consulting firm as an experienced hire from another industry or another consulting firm is one that is often asked.

The Secret to Winning Top Talent in a Tight Market

Joellyn Sargent

Employees who love where they work know they can make their company even better by referring highly qualified candidates. Word will spread so you won’t have to work nearly as hard to recruit the stars you need to excel.

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Pre-MBA Preparation for an Aspiring Consultant

Tom Spencer

I personally read books such as ‘Case Interview Secrets’ by Victor Cheng and ‘Case-In-Point’ by Marc P Cosentino, which I found to be useful references. It’s almost summer, and you have probably accepted an offer from your favorite B-School that you pursued for months.

Tips from BCG New Hire

CaseInterview.com

After having succeeded at the Oliver Wyman recruiting for a job, I also got an internship offer with BCG (Germany), which I am going to accept. I think there are several reasons to my achievement: 1) Learning from my failure at Bain internship recruiting. It is that same "voice" you were referring to that they are referring to. What follows is a success story from a CaseInterview.com student who recently received a BCG internship offer.

The Secret to Winning Top Talent in a Tight Market

Joellyn Sargent

Employees who love where they work know they can make their company even better by referring highly qualified candidates. Word will spread so you won’t have to work nearly as hard to recruit the stars you need to excel.

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Using Case Interview Prep for Non-Consulting Offers

CaseInterview.com

I never submitted a resume through their website, but rather, followed your advice on networking and was able to connect and network with someone who directly referred me to their recruiter. I've been listening to your advice regarding the cover letter, and I knew I had to impress them to even get a chance of getting hired (more than 4 qualified people who were personally referred were previously turned down for this position within the past month).

The Skill of Extrapolation as a Consultant

CaseInterview.com

He astutely noticed that not a single male in the BCG recruiting website had any facial hair. This refers to estimating an upper boundary to the number you seek, and a lower boundary too. One of the most vital skills a new consultant can have once they're on the job is the skill of extrapolation. This involves taking some data from a client and extrapolating the data to determine some kind of trend line. In consulting, the data is rarely perfect and never complete.

Networking 101: We Spill The Beans On How To Network Your Way Into Any Job. It’s Finally Live!

Management Consulted

Incrementally build the relationship through multiple communications, and have them refer you to others - thereby warming the start of that new relationship! Always speak to bankers/consultants , not recruiters, to get things done. ” Recession Recruiting.

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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. I’m referring to a group of people gathered around the representative.

Issue Tree

CaseInterview.com

I refer you back to the Look Over My Shoulder® cases for many examples of candidates using both "good" and "bad" hypotheses. Like a scientist uses an experiment to test a hypothesis, a consultant uses a framework called an issue tree.

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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 Keep Your Job as a Consultant

CaseInterview.com

That's because, in the recruiting process, your entire performance is determined by a combined three or four hours of interviews. It is a nice luxury that those still in the recruiting process do not have. If you are curious about the other two, I refer you to slide #58 in the second slide deck included with my program How to Succeed in Management Consulting (HSMC). It is very difficult to get a job in consulting.

Growth by Acquisition Isn’t for Everybody

Martinka Consulting

Just talk to any executive recruiter. Here are some statistics from an executive recruiter, which explains why it’s tough to find good people. Of course it’s the annoying (bad) customers he was referring to. This was originally written for the blog on www.ibainc.com. An interesting title of an article about how the author helps his company’s clients, isn’t it? Immediately telling readers the subject might not be for them.