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. That’s why we’re giving you some guidelines on key resume errors to avoid and things you can do to make it past the first round of reviews. Follow our tips to ensure your resume makes it into the interview pile, not the trash. Now let’s deep dive into the resume.

Improve Your Resume by Turning Bullet Points into Stories

Harvard Business

Updating your LinkedIn profile and resume. So how can you make your resume, profile, and interview more effective? Let’s look at how to do this by analyzing the resume and LinkedIn profile of a startup marketing executive. You’re searching for a new job.

Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume

Harvard Business

Specifically, we used a technique — known as the resume audit method — that is widely seen as the gold standard for measuring employment discrimination. This method involves randomly assigning different items to the resumes and sending applications to real employers to see how they affect the probability of being called back for a job interview.

Reader FAQ: The one-page resume rule, applying overseas, and why our phone number is unlisted

Management Consulted

We offer our time to paying clients for assistance with resume reviews (Power Half Hour), personalized networking advice (1-hour sessions), and Case Interview Prep (Prep Packages). In contrast, hiring employees full-time gives the employee a sense of value and stability – which decreases the flight risk and allows the firm to begin to prepare you for the time when you are really valuable (after your initial 6-12 month training period).

Welcome to new readers plus a few questions answered

Management Consulted

Top 10 Resume Tips. The training – both on the job and formal – was continuous and applicable far beyond management consulting. I’ve been helping friends/colleagues looking to enter management consulting for years with their resumes, cover letters, interviews, and questions. Get the Management Consulted email newsletter: We offer resume editing and interview prep.

Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training — Make It Better

Harvard Business

There’s a growing skepticism about whether unconscious bias training is an effective tool to meet corporate diversity goals. Critics of such training contend that it doesn’t visibly move the needle on diversity numbers, and can even backfire. On the other hand, a meta-analysis found that diversity trainings can be effective, depending on many factors including content, length, audience, and accompanying diversity efforts.

Have the Courage to Manage Poor Performance

LSA Global

Review the resumes of the team and their records at the company. Blog High Performance Culture Management Development New Manager TrainingDo You Have the Courage to Manage Poor Performance? To be a good new manager, you must have the courage to manage poor performance.

MC on The Road – LA

Management Consulted

We spend a lot of time on the road here at MC, travelling to colleges and universities in North America and beyond, giving training and advice on resumes, fit interviews, case interviews and beyond. Ever wondered what it would be like to come with us? Well wonder no more! Last year on our trip to L.A. we brought our media team to along with us for the ride! Enjoy! The post MC on The Road – LA appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting bootcamp Uncategorized

MC on The Road – LA

Management Consulted

We spend a lot of time on the road here at MC, traveling to colleges and universities in North America and beyond, giving training and advice on resumes, fit interviews, case interviews and beyond. Ever wondered what it would be like to come with us? Well wonder no more! Last year on our trip to L.A. we brought our media team to along with us for the ride! Enjoy! The post MC on The Road – LA appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting bootcamp

LinkedIn Launches Board Connect Service

The Nonprofit Consultant

If you're not already familiar with LinkedIn , it began, basically, as a place to post your online business profile/resume and connect with others in your field to grow your network using a "six degrees of separation" model. Often, the one thing that makes the difference as to which side of that line an organization is on is simply good board training. boards of directors LinkedIn Nonprofit social media training recruiting networking

Advanced Consulting Fit Interviews – Video Overview

Management Consulted

You’ve done all your homework on the firm, networked your butt off, and crafted the pristine consulting resume and cover letter. The good news is that, with proper interview training and practice, you can successfully navigate this labyrinth.

Better instincts

Seth Godin Blog

The world is a lot more complex than our gut is likely to comprehend, at least without training. Train your gut, get better instincts. "Go with your gut," is occasionally good advice.

An Unconventional Path: One Medical Student’s Journey Into Consulting

Tom Spencer

As I went through my medical training I even came to the point where I just knew I would be a surgical oncologist. As one could imagine, medical school doesn’t really train you to be a life sciences consultant.

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

Management Consulted

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 ). Once you’ve passed the resume screen, you’ll be invited in to a local office for a first round interview. You should be able to walk the interviewer through your resume in around 2 minutes, and be able to hit all of your most relevant experience along the way.

3 ways financial advisory consulting bests strategy consulting

Management Consulted

In general, financial advisory consulting firms look for strong, well-rounded candidates with a demonstrated interest in business, train them, and treat them well throughout their career. How can I boost my resume to break into strategy consulting?

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

Tom Spencer

MD or PhD), is whether to pursue residency training for newly minted physicians or a post-doctoral research fellowship for PhDs. One of the hardest parts of the application process, especially for those coming from an academic background is putting together a strong business style resume.

Management Consulted Goes to London (and Beyond)

Management Consulted

As if traveling across the ocean on the plane wasn’t enough, we felt it necessary to use as many forms of transportation as necessary…so we took a train up to Durham University. Another said, “I loved the elevator pitch, walk me through your resume, and hero stories.

How I used cold emailing to land an internship in Mongolia

Tom Spencer

I then sent this email along with my resume to the 30 people on my list, with minor customized changes for each one. Some may argue you may appear too keen to attach your resume in the first email but I think this depends on the situation.

Black Belt Supreme 2017 Closes May 31st!

Management Consulted

For the last 4 years we’ve been running our popular Black Belt interview training courses – with tremendous success. Do I have to complete my resume/cover letter edit right away? Compared to a 3% acceptance rate at top consulting firms, 55% of our Black Belt Supreme participants have received 1 or more offers from top 10 firms. That means our Black Belt Supreme clients are 1800% more likely to receive an offer as opposed to going through the process alone.

Tour Recap – Day 5 (Yale)

Management Consulted

We’re recapping our lives as road warriors via planes, trains and automobiles…we visited Georgia Tech , Duke , Georgetown , and Columbia before rolling over to today’s campus…Yale. Welcome back to Tour Throwback Week.

The Top 8 Undergrad Consulting Majors

Management Consulted

If you’re an undergrad with a desire to break in to consulting, an economics degree will train your mind to tackle problems and make you an attractive prospect for internships and Masters’ programs. Having an impressive leadership item on your resume or showing membership in a fraternity or sorority will go a long way in dispelling any stereotypes about your social skills.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Intern pay and training are on-par compared to what you will find at many other consulting firms, and prior interns have found it a good foot in the door for landing permanent positions. SIMON-KUCHER & PARTNERS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE.

Towers Watson Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Even if you’re focused in just one practice area (and that can admittedly get boring and repetitive), you’ll get to touch multiple industries – often at the same time, which does offer great training and some skills-based flexibility. . TOWERS WATSON CONSULTING.

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. Out of MBB, McKinsey by far hires the most lawyers – not only are they the largest top firm, but also have the best and biggest global training program.

A Commercial Pilot’s 2-Year Plan to Break into Consulting

Management Consulted

Is my resume where it needs to be?” We’ve got your resume to go through, and as I gather you have a whole bunch of questions about consulting. Do you want to talk about your resume and your experience first, or do you want to talk about the questions that you have? Well, let’s just go through the resume and maybe that will lead into some of my questions. Commercial Pilot’s Resume. That whole story you just told me has to be on your resume.

Abt Associates Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

It was a good first 5 years for Abt, and things carried on in much the same way as they started a job corps at the company headquarters, providing single mothers working at their day center with training in childcare, social work and computer programming. However, if you will likely be interested in doing work in the public or non-profit sector, Abt is one of the best firms available in which to train and apply your skills. ABT ASSOCIATES.

Short blogging break plus preview of what’s coming up at Management Consulted

Management Consulted

Hi readers: I hate to pause the blog train, but for the next few days I will be traveling and enjoying the last moments of 2008. I offer hands-on coaching sessions to help people break into management consulting and top business jobs – from re-writing your resume to simulated interviews/case studies to thorough Q&A. Get the Management Consulted email newsletter: We offer resume editing and interview prep.

Black Belt Supreme 2015 closes May 31 (or when capacity is reached)!

Management Consulted

For the last 2 years, we’ve been running our popular Black Belt interview training courses – with tremendous success. Do I have to complete my resume/cover letter edit right away? Compared to a scary 3% acceptance rate at consulting firms, Black Belts rock – 55% of our participants have received 1 or more offers from top 10 firms.

Tour Recap – Day 1 (Georgia Tech)

Management Consulted

If you don’t live in the Bay Area, don’t whine – our attendees in NY flew in from Atlanta, Ohio, and London and took the train at 6AM from other spots to meet us. And…we’re back. Not back in the saddle – we never left (and we never do!).

How We Describe Male and Female Job Applicants Differently

Harvard Business

For instance, in a recent study of residents training to be physicians, almost half of the women described “apprehension in appearing ‘bossy’ when leading cardiopulmonary resuscitation drills,” whereas no male participants expressed this concern. emyerson/Getty Images.

Analysis Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Having Analysis Group on your resume communicates a brand that conveys intelligence and a driven, high-performing nature. There are lots of informal training opportunities, classes and support if you’re applying for grad school. As such, you need to make sure you can talk about your resume and your experience backwards, forwards and at length. How To Write a Management Consulting Resume. ANALYSIS GROUP CONSULTING.

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The Cambridge Group: Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Intern pay and training at The Cambridge Group are on par with other consulting firms, and prior interns have found it a good foot in the door for landing permanent positions. You’ve aced your case interview prep , you’ve got a killer resume and now you’re ready for the interview process.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Management Consulted

Training. You will have specifically designated training to increase your technical skills, both at the beginning of your tenure and throughout. Additional instruction outside of their corporate training classroom is entirely for you to seek out. PWC INTERVIEW AND CULTURE.

How to Talk to Your Boss When You’re Underperforming

Harvard Business

” Possible interventions include more frequent check-ins or some sort of training to boost your skills. Matt Lee works at ResumeGo, a resume writing service company. Tim Macpherson/Getty Images. It’s normal to underperform on occasion.

Alvarez & Marsal Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

That being said, Alvarez & Marsal are still a prestigious and exciting firm, so working there will not look bad on your resume. While you will be working side by side with the firm’s top guns and while you will be working on some very interesting projects, Alvarez & Marsal offers very little in terms of formal training. One thing that does come up pretty frequently is your resume. . ALVAREZ & MARSAL CONSULTING.

You can look it up

Seth Godin Blog

And with a great deal of training and effort, there were things that you could look up. The system tells us that this resume comes with an anti-social online record attached to it. Of course, for millions of years, people couldn't look it up.

Kalypso Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

This retention problem is one Kalypso shares with other small firms in the industry as well – they are strong on early career excitement and training, and weak on long-term career development. KALYPSO. Today we highlight Kalypso, a young but emerging player in the consulting market.

Bates White Economic Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

According to Vault’s ranking, Bates White stands at #30 in the top 50 consulting firms, #3 among the top consulting firms in philanthropy and #12 among the best consulting firms for informal training! Bates White’s Summer Consultant Program ( ranked #3 summer program for consulting firms ) provides rising seniors with an amazing 10 weeks of learning, collaborating, working, training, and socializing. BATES WHITE ECONOMIC CONSULTING.

How Does Your Consulting Website Stack Up Against The Best? (McKinsey Website Design)

Tsavo Neal

To people not trained in design, “good” design can feel like magic. You want more clients to contact you for projects, not have people pinging you with their resumes. What’s one big difference between a global consulting firm and a small consulting firm?

Bridgespan Non-Profit Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Many that serve clients with strategy come from organizations (like Bain or McKinsey) that offer excellent toolkit and skills training pre-Bridgespan; the training at Bridgespan is there, but not as thorough. How To Write a Management Consulting Resume.