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.

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.

The Top 8 Undergrad Consulting Majors

Management Consulted

A fun fact – Jenny Rae was an economics major at UVA, but famously decided to shave her head and travel the world after graduation (yeah, her parents were really proud). Consulting firms recruit from many top liberal arts schools, and there is such a thing as consulting fallout – people who were passionate about the idealized form of something (i.e. consulting recruiting management consulting

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.

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.

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?

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.

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 – 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.

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.

Top Consulting Firms

CaseInterview.com

However, they tend to have an intense lifestyle with lots of travel, face-to-face engagements, and long hours as a result. If you are interested in a career with a lot of travel, this could be a good place for you. What are the Top Consulting Firms?

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.

Why Consulting?

CaseInterview.com

Private equity firms also enjoy recruiting former consultants. The third challenge is coping with the additional hours and travel demanded by the consulting lifestyle. Sometimes, when struggling through yet another case interview practice , candidates might wonder: "Why consulting again?" Indeed, many other job opportunities have straightforward interviewing and hiring processes that don't require hours of practice and coaching.

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.

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.

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.

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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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?”

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).

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: A few of my favorite things.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Recruitment Consultants Chandigarh. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, April 14, 2009. A few of my favorite things. As I was waiting in line for watery coffee at my clients cafeteria, I started thinking of all the reasons that I like consulting. I hit on a few things that have remained my favorites over the years.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Career Death, A Consultant's Lament

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Furio, you need a great executive recruiter who focuses on industry opportunities for recovering consultants. Furio DOES need a good recruiter, because he is STUCK on a terrible project. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, January 29, 2008. Career Death, A Consultants Lament.

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.

Altman Vilandrie: Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . Target Schools: The list is short in sweet, reflecting an intelligently focused recruiting strategy: Brown. However, the firm does take employee referrals from candidates who attended similar-caliber schools, so network your booty off if you are interested but they don’t recruit on your campus. Manager – As a Manager, you’ll be expected to lead in a number of ways, from projects to community service initiatives and recruiting.

Job Hub: Airbnb Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

They sought to create this type of connection experience for people everywhere when they traveled, and the idea for the bigger Airbnb was born. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. Are you an employer,recruiter, or hiring manager?

Business Book Review: The McKinsey Way

Management Consulted

Consultants work long hours, travel a lot (especially at McKinsey due to their global staffing model), and put up with significant pressure to deliver in their jobs.

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.

Tour Recap – Day 3 (Georgetown)

Management Consulted

We travel anywhere in the world. *. This is Part 3 of a 7-part throwback series on our East Coast Tour. Go back to Part 1 or Part 2 here … In case you’re new to the site, we are holding our next 8-hour Consulting Bootcamp in San Francisco on September 21.

Analysis Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Among the many things Analysis Groupers can’t seem to get enough of are the work-life balance at the firm (although you should not be surprised if you’re working 16+ hours days as you approach important deadlines), the fact that you don’t have to travel as an Analysis Group consultant and the investments that middle and senior management make in their junior colleagues. ANALYSIS GROUP INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. ANALYSIS GROUP CONSULTING.

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Gallup Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Unlike other firms, there is not that much traveling necessary – because Gallup conducts so much primary analysis, they are relying less on internal data for client firms. ” GALLUP CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. In Person Interview with Recruiter.

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

1997 – First Global Prize, an annual business school case study competition for potential recruits, awarded. Transportation & Travel. Summer Associates are given the opportunity to travel as they will be stationed both at client sites and in the office. You have to be prepared for Sunday – Friday travel, which is the flip-side of client exposure – you get to meet and collaborate with the client, but you are NEVER at home. KEARNEY INTERVIEW AND CULTURE.

6 Ways to Change Your Organisation: A Menu of Choices

Confessions of a Consultant

There were a number of constraints… Simple Roadmap : The project had both organisation and HR elements, including strategy creation, revising the structure, recruitment impacts and so on. Some of the German discount supermarkets are now travelling this route. “Without the spur of a crisis or a period of great stress, most organisations — like most people — are incapable of changing” John F. McDonnell.

Kalypso Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Travel is still a part of the equation at Kalypso, but you will be traveling less than you would at pure strategy firms. KALYPSO INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. rounds of interviews, the first of which may consist of connecting with a recruiter for a phone screen. KALYPSO.

2017 Management Consulting Salaries for Undergraduates, MBAs/Grads, & Interns

Management Consulted

This has led to a proliferation in the recruitment of data scientists, software specialists, and engineers as consulting firms develop their digital practices, thereby offering wider avenues for those hoping to break into consulting. Travel Bonus: up to $3,750 (typically $3,000).

Schoolgirls Aged 14-16 Leave France, UK, Germany for Syria to Join ISIS Jihad

MishTalk

Girls as young as 14 or 15 are travelling mainly to Syria to marry jihadis, bear their children and join communities of fighters, with a small number taking up arms. Many are recruited via social media.