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”.

Travel, Training and Mentorship

Tom Spencer

Three significant aspects in the life of a management consultant: travel, training and mentorship. Travel. When it comes to travel, different consulting firms have different policies. Consulting firms will typically assign new recruits with a formal mentor.

The True Meaning of Consulting Work/Life Balance

Management Consulted

Consulting exit opportunities consulting questions consulting recruiting consulting travel life as a consultantI’ve been reflecting recently on my life and my work. It started 1 month ago at my Columbia Business School reunion.

Just How Bad Is Business Travel for Your Health? Here’s the Data.

Harvard Business

I went with the pizza, but my lack of choices was annoying — so much so that, when I got home, I started looking into the data on health and travel for work. According to the Global Business Travel Association and American Express , Americans took more than 500 million domestic business trips in 2016. To investigate the link between business travel and chronic disease conditions, my colleagues and I turned to de-identified electronic medical record data from EHE, Inc.,

What Nursing Parents Need to Know About Pumping During Work Travel

Harvard Business

But if the new parent’s return involves business travel, and that parent has chosen to nurse, it’s even more complicated. While it’s common for new parents to feel stressed about juggling life at work and home, for a pumping, traveling parent the stress can be heightened. “I went about looking for how to pump and travel,” she told me. Become a Travel-Logistics Master.

Tips for Successfully Preparing for a Case Interview in a Short Time Frame

CaseInterview.com

As I was about to travel overseas on volunteer work, I had a very condensed interview process with each firm (including one day with 6 straight case interviews in 8 hours!) To tell the truth, once I found your website, I decided to use it exclusively and didn't even consider checking anywhere else as it seemed to have everything one could potentially learn about the recruitment process.

How to Get a McKinsey Interview Through Networking

CaseInterview.com

1) On campus / Send in your Application - Recruiting. When I was at Stanford, McKinsey would come on campus to recruit in December or January each year (I forget the exact month). I guess she noticed how much effort I was putting into doing my homework that she sent my resume to the head of Stanford recruiting and said, "You should really interview this guy." Hint - recruiting coordinators have a slow season, and I had contacted this person during her slow month.

Conversation with Accenture Australia

Tom Spencer

Georgia was extremely helpful and was kind enough to answer some questions I had about Accenture and its recruitment process. Tom: What is Accenture’s travel model? Accenture: Accenture’s travel expectations are largely driven by the needs of our clients. If a graduate is placed in a role which requires them to travel they will typically fly out on Monday morning and return to their home location on Friday afternoon.

Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

Consulting compensates with perks that banking does not offer – from better travel allowances to more generous health and retirement packages. Travel. Consultants – depending on firm – travel anywhere from 25-75% of their time.

What it’s really like at a top consulting firm: the good and the bad

Tom Spencer

Amid the intensity of recruiting for consulting, few stop to think what it will really be like once they’ve achieved their mission to get into a top-tier consulting firm. Bad #2: Travel. Roughly 80% of cases are travel cases.

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. The life of a management consultant is certainly a busy one and often involves travel. Tom: What is LEK’s travel model?

Oliver Wyman Careers

CaseInterview.com

Oliver Wyman recruits globally primarily from 100 of the most selective schools across five continents. Travel. Whether or not you view travel as an opportunity depends upon your personal preferences.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What We Do: Part 1 of Sex Among.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

We declare ourselves experts and recruit a choir to sing our praises. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, April 15, 2013. What We Do: Part 1 of Sex Among the Consulting Class. Sex is a tricky subject, especially in a competitive and personality-driven field like consulting.

From Internship To Full-Time Job: The Best Way Into Consulting

Tom Spencer

Working 80+ hours during stressful weeks, not being home (or having any notable social life) between Monday and Thursday, frequent travel, and a high-pressure work environment can really take a toll on some people.

4 Ways Cloud Computing Impacts Business Success

Tom Spencer

One key benefit of doing so is that it is allowing smaller firms to recruit globally and build virtual teams of experts who come together to complete client assignments on a per-project basis. In her spare time, Riya always enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.

The Growth of the Consulting Industry in the Nordics

QEmploy

It can, however, be a challenge to recruit internationally due to different law regulations, tax regulations, permits, language barriers and simply some consultants not wanting to relocate. Most consultants in the Nordics are willing to travel 1-2 hours to and from work every day.

From the Bench and Bedside to the Boardrooms (How to transition from academia into consulting, Part 1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

Make sure you take time to find who the recruiting contacts are for your region of the country or even your specific school and be comfortable reaching out to those individuals. His free moments are spent traveling and enjoying sporting events with his wife and daughter. Introduction.

An Ex-Consultant’s Jump into the Start Up World

Management Consulted

He co-founded MobileSuites, an app that puts travel concierge services and hotel information at your fingertips, and which you can (and should) find and sign-up for here. Jenny Rae interviewed him to hear about his journey from Yale, how he knew he wanted to be in management consulting, his recruitment process (and why he chose Altman Vilandrie over Oliver Wyman), his decision to leave management consulting and the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. *.

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Bulger Partners – Strategy Consulting for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

A majority of the firm’s hires are from the undergrad level (the firm doesn’t recruit at any MBA programs), and if Silicon Valley is your dream, working at Bulger Partners for 2-3 years may be better equip you for the future than a top-flight MBA. Be aware that the firm only recruits at a few select undergrad programs. The firm also employs a lighter travel model than many other firms. BULGER PARTNERS INTERVIEW TIPS & RECRUITING. BULGER PARTNERS.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisers to the Software Economy

Management Consulted

A majority of the firm’s hires are at the undergrad level (the firm doesn’t recruit at any MBA programs), and if Silicon Valley is your dream, working at Bulger Partners for 2-3 years may be better equip you for the future than a top-flight MBA. Be aware that the firm only recruits at a few select undergrad programs. The firm also employs a lighter travel model than many other firms. BULGER PARTNERS INTERVIEW TIPS & RECRUITING. BULGER PARTNERS.

AlixPartners Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Even for such a high travel firm, which we’ll discuss below, they all seem to be so gosh darn chummy with each other. Travel – Now don’t get us wrong, warning a prospective consultant about travel is a bit like warning trainee surgeon that they may see blood once in a while. But where AlixPartners differs from a lot of other firms is the amount of Monday-Friday travel you’ll be doing as compared to Monday-Thursday travel that you can expect at even the very top firms.

Conversation with Partners in Performance

Tom Spencer

WE were grateful for the recent opportunity to talk with Amanda Melo, recruitment manager at Partners in Performance. Partners in Performance is a global management consulting firm and we were interested to learn more about the firm and its recruitment process.

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. DO follow-up on my replies and build with natural conversation (good topics to mention are sports, food, and travel).

Conversation with Cartesian

Tom Spencer

Adam Fraser: At the business analyst level, you have the opportunity to engage with, and present to, clients and have quite a bit of client interaction, including traveling to client sites. Tom: What is the firm’s travel model? Some projects may require you to travel to another country and be on-site every day. Tom: Which universities do you recruit from? Adam Fraser: We will begin the new process of recruiting with careers events in October.

How to Transition to Management Consulting after Law School

Management Consulted

Generally speaking, a lawyer’s workload is more narrow and less diverse than a consultant’s; add that in with little to no travel and minimal exposure to different industries, and many lawyers are looking for a change. 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.

What are good side projects for an aspiring consultant?

Killer Consultant

Grades are still a big factor in recruiting. Go travel, if you can. This post first appeared as an answer of mine on Quora. The original question was: What are good side projects for an aspiring management consultant?

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisors to the Software Economy

Management Consulted

A majority of the firm’s hires are at the undergrad level (the firm doesn’t recruit at any MBA programs), and if Silicon Valley is your dream, working at Bulger Partners for 2-3 years may be better equip you for the future than a top-flight MBA. Be aware that the firm only recruits at a few select undergrad programs. The firm also employs a lighter travel model than many other firms. BULGER PARTNERS INTERVIEW TIPS & RECRUITING. BULGER PARTNERS.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisors for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

A majority of the firm’s hires are at the undergrad level (the firm doesn’t recruit at any MBA programs), and if Silicon Valley is your dream, working at Bulger Partners for 2-3 years may be better equip you for the future than a top-flight MBA. Be aware that the firm only recruits at a few select undergrad programs. The firm also employs a lighter travel model than many other firms. BULGER PARTNERS INTERVIEW TIPS & RECRUITING. BULGER PARTNERS.

Conversation with A.T. Kearney

Tom Spencer

Kearney’s travel model? Kearney: Consultants generally travel to their clients from Monday to Thursday, returning to their home office on Fridays. Tom: When is the next round of recruitment application deadlines? At MBA level, we recruit from B-schools in Europe and the US as well as locally – so deadlines vary accordingly. Kearney Consulting use the case interview in its recruitment process?

5 Universal Qualities of a Winning Management Consulting Resume

Management Consulted

In fact, consultants/recruiters might only give 30 seconds of their precious time to look over it, and that’s being generous. Let’s face it, when looking for new recruits, there are few things consultants throw away quicker than a poorly formatted resume. Instead of writing: Interests : Travel. Your resume, simply put, is the platform through which your story is told.

Case Interview Prep Tips from BCG New Consultant

CaseInterview.com

I applied outside the main recruiting period (BCG takes applicants all year round) and so my process was dragged across 3 months. rather than interning during my summers, I had travelled, run projects overseas, etc.) Following are tips from a BCG new hire that you might find useful in your case interview prep. I would just like to thank you very much for the wonderful resources you have provided on your website.

Welcome All Future Management Consultants – Favorite Posts, Link Roundup, and Reader Questions

Management Consulted

Everything from recruiting to lifestyle, daily work to client relationships. Berkeley undergrad who received Navigant and FTI Consulting offers – our interviewee shares insights on recruiting from a large public university , and his thoughts on the relative merits of Navigant Consulting and FTI Consulting. Is there a bias in recruiting, if I can still do the standard on-campus recruiting, against people who have already graduated as opposed to current students?”

OC&C Strategy Consultants Interview and Culture

Management Consulted

Expect to travel to the client location on an as-needed basis; regardless, Fridays are usually spent in your home office. OC&C STRATEGY CONSULTANTS INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . OC&C Strategy Consulting recruits from a significant number of top universities worldwide.

Job Hub: Virgin Group Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

This group has a startling 300 companies in its portfolio in sectors ranging from travel, telecommunications, health, financial services, leisure, music, space travel, and renewable energy. The group’s travel-related operations, led by 51%-owned Virgin Atlantic Airways, are among its largest cash generators. When interviewing for a job at Virgin, you are required to travel at your own expense to interview with them.

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How to Balance Work and Life in Management Consulting

CaseInterview.com

Travel. Travel is hard on the lifestyle because you are just not at home. If you want to avoid traveling, work in an industry that is largely based in the same city as your office. Traveling to the client often involves just taking a taxi or Uber. And finally, how good are you at recruiting clients to do the work for you? I recruited four clients to do the analysis for me. Is it possible to balance work and life as a consultant?

‘Uberization’ of consulting: A major disruption or merely hype?

Tom Spencer

This has promoted the use of virtual meeting spaces which are quickly eliminating the need for big fancy meeting rooms and the high costs associated with business travel. The ‘UBER’ fever has caught North America.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Transportation, Travel & Tourism. Travel is unavoidable at Simon-Kucher. If you have a passion for pricing, and are looking for an exciting career of travel and collaboration, you’ll be a good fit at Simon-Kucher & Partners.