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How an Interview Coach Can Help You Land the Job

Attending an interview is one of the most difficult moments for career people, especially those who are just beginning. Even those who have switched jobs before will testify how nerve-wracking these moments can be. It is more challenging if you have to attend multiple interviews in a competitive company that has too many rounds of panels. You may even get overwhelmed at some point.The best way to overcome tension is to approach a coach who will guide you through the process. Ideally,  interview...

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Coronavirus Update – April 2020

Don’t worry – we aren’t just going to tell you to wash your hands and stay indoors. We will focus exclusively on the health of the consulting industry and the impact on your chances of landing a job. Of course, the situation is changing day-to-day at present. As such, we will update this post to reflect our best analysis of what is going on.

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Do I need an MBA to move into consulting?

Management consulting is probably the single most targeted job for MBAs and there is a common assumption that an MBA will be a pre-requisite for many consulting roles. However, the truth is that an MBA is neither necessary nor sufficient to transition to consulting . There are some real advantages to having an MBA. However, we will see that these are typically overstated and need to be balanced against some very formidable costs.

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A Consultant's Career Path

Achieving your goals and establishing your profession as a management consultant represent a rewarding achievement. However, there arrives a time that many consultants choose to move on to other opportunities. For whatever reasons, the choice to leave behind your established career, there are a number of potential opportunities for them. We have collected some information on exit opportunities for consultants to provide you an idea of the where what and how after consulting.

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Consulting Salaries in 2019 - What to Expect Working for a Top Firm

Consulting salaries are notoriously generous. Let’s be honest: sky-high salaries are realistically the single main reason why so many candidates are attracted to management consulting - and what makes the subsequent selection process quite so competitive.A consulting role in the US can come with a six-figure salary in year one – base pay for undergraduates can easily be up to $90,000, with an MBA or PhD grad starting on salaries often rising above $170,000. If that isn’t impres...

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Case Interview Examples 2019 – 2000+ Free Example Cases for McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Big Four and others

Practice makes perfect and a successful case interview prep will largely be a matter of practice! This article collects a whole host of free case practice material to help fuel your preparation.

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Case Interviews for Digital and Tech

Digital and tech consulting is a rapidly growing segment of the consulting profession. New boutique consultancies spring up constantly, whilst the big players in the MBB and Big Four firms are increasingly offering specialist digital services. Consultancies thus have to recruit specialist digital consultants as well as various technical experts to be able to deliver the projects now demanded by the changing nature of business.As you would expect, there are significant overlaps in the hirin...

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Non-Consulting Case Interviews

Consulting-style case interviews are highly effective and the same format is being adopted more and more widely. The major consultancies have converged on a largely-identical interview style, precisely because it excels in picking out the most genuinely capable candidates from the huge pools of applications received by top firms. However, consultancies are not the only oversubscribed employers who need to find the individuals to cope with de...

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The Bain Online Test: How to Prepare (2019 update)

When you apply to Bain, you might be asked to complete one or more online tests before you are invited to interview. Note that whether this is required and the precise format of any tests will vary depending on the office and the precise position you are applying for.Here, we'll quickly run through what exactly the Bain Online Test is before giving some pointers on how you can best prepare to pass with flying colours and move one step closer to landing that dream job!

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Big 4 vs. Big 3

As many readers will already know, traditionally the Big 4 firms specialise in accountancy, whilst Big 3/MBB firms focus on management consulting. However, increasingly these firms are all moving towards offering more comprehensive ranges of services. As such, Big 4 firms now integrate management consulting divisions. Similarly, Big 3 firms have broadened their repertoire beyond merely providing advice into various aspects of implementation.

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What to Wear to a Consulting Interview

Picture this - you have put in the time and are totally prepared for an interview at your dream consulting firm. You've been through our MCC Academy course in full, getting to grips with all the necessary theory and skills and learning how to solve cases properly. You have also prepped for fit questions and have a compelling narrative explaining why you are perfect for the job. In the run-up to today, you have practiced extensively with peers and even with real consultants and can now confidentl...

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A Guide to Preparing for You McKinsey Interviews

In order to stand out as the best in a very strong field of applicants at the hiring offices of McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Deloitte, and other top firms flooded with candidates with a range of experience, thorough preparation is essential. The interviewer’s questions are designed to weed out those who very obviously haven't prepared for the interview process. My Consulting Coach knows this -- our team roster includes former consultants who conducted the inter...

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The Importance Of A Successful Internship

Many interns kickstart their internships with a significant number of key goals and intended objectives in mind. Often, the most common being proving their academic skills and sufficiently impressing the organization's management over the course of the internship. The ultimate goal for most interns is to successfully secure a long-term position with the organization. 

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Communicate like a consultant - The Rule of Three

Ask any good consultant or public speaker about the rule of three and their eyes will light up - How can you master this powerful tool?

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The Differences Between PwC Consulting And Strategy&

This is a question that seems to come up quite often and is a crucial one for potential applicants. However, it is also a question which we have seen answered very incompletely or just plain inaccurately. Here, we have leveraged our industry contacts as well as trawling through the whole gamut of online resources to present the single best resource online to give you the low-down on how PwC and Strategy really differ.Let's dive straight in!

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Preparing For Digital McKinsey

If you are preparing for a case interview with Digital McKinsey, you are most likely wondering if there are differences in terms of preparation. Are the interviews different to the generalist McKinsey interviews? Are there specific cases you should focus on? What type of PEI questions can you expect? We have gathered information from a number of resources and put together some information to support you in preparing for Digital McKinsey. 

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Best Internships To Impress MBB Recruiters

An internship can represent an extremely valuable way for a student to give not only improves their experience but also improves their resume. It is a valuable experience and can be the core foundation of your career path. There are a number of benefits for college students or recent graduates to participating in an internship in the consulting field. It not only provides you the chance to experience your career path from a true perspective but also arms you with knowledge and the power of confi...

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Spoilt For Choice: McKinsey, BCG or Bain?

Congratulations! Your hard work and perseverance has paid off and getting offers from more than one MBB, which is an impressive achievement. Right now you will be taking an extremely significant step and choosing the offer best suited for you. There are a number of factors to take into consideration, and we are hoping to provide you with some guidance to assist you in making your decision. You worked hard to get here. It took planning, practice and much effort. Taking the time to research, compa...

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All You Need To Know About Selection Criteria In McKinsey, BCG and Bain

Although in some instances, the selection criteria may seem similar, there are also clear differences between the 3 organizations. Differences in criteria are also influenced by a number of factors and can range from more stringent academic requirements to your employment history and previous experience.

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From Application To Offer: The Timeline Of The Recruitment Process

McKinsey have developed an efficient, quality driven application and interview process which is particularly objective and consistent. This means that the thousands of resumes that are reviewed and processed every year are thoroughly and professionally handled. Applying and going through the process can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Not knowing what to expect, how long to wait or when to start preparing can be unnerving. We have included some information and a general timeline t...

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