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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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Just How Much Do Your High School Grades Influence Your Future Career Goals

I recently came across an intriguing question where a potential applicant asked about whether their high school grades would play a role in their future career goals as a consultant. This piqued my interest and got me wondering exactly how important your high school grades and subject choices are in terms of your future career plans.

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From Bio-Engineer To Consultant

Just how big a jump is it to go from bio engineering to consulting? While the shift from a non-business background to consulting can be challenging, it is POSSIBLE and with the right support, coaching and preparation, you can successfully transition from the one role to the next. We have taken a look at the most common concerns and topics on the subject and brought them together to answer a few basic questions on transitioning from bio engineering to consultant.

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Transitioning From Banking To Consulting

Transitioning from banking to consulting is most definitely possible and occurs more often that you would think but just how easy can this transition be. We have brought together a number of resources to answer a few of the most common questions asked on the topic.

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Why Do Consulting Firms Hire Interns?

You can typically come across a great number of informative articles, blogs, and forums that cover a considerable variety of key topics on consulting internships. However, many of these topics seem to focus on what to expect and how to improve your chances of receiving the offer. These programs obviously cost the firm time, money and effort, so  why do consulting firms hire interns?

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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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A Professional LinkedIn Profile

What does your distinct LinkedIn profile say about you? I am not merely talking specific content but everything, including the typical layout, the official photo, and grammar? Is the information accurate and current?

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A look At In-House Consulting

We have sourced information from a number of resources and looked at the role of in-house consulting and a few of the differences between in-house strategy and consulting. We ordinarily came across a significant number of fundamental questions on the topic during our research and have looked at a few of the most typical questions asked and pulled them together for easy reference. 

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A fatal mistake in case interviews: Quantity x Price

Every year I see a lot of smart people crash and burn in case interviews due to a common mistake.

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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, however it is also one that is not always answered completely or accurately. We have sourced key information from a variable number of valuable resources and combined this information into an easy to use summary for your information. 

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Case Interviews-How to Distinguish Yourself From The Rest

According to Dominic Barton, McKinsey’s global managing partner, McKinsey approximately 200 000 applications annually. Regardless of which firm you are applying to, there will be other applicants literally applying for the same positions, so how do you succeed in distinguishing yourself from the applicants? The competitive interview process invariably commands confidence, focus, and preparation. 

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Final Round Interview-How Long Before You Hear Back?

As you have experienced the various stages of the interviewing process, you have expended the majority of the time preparing and practicing. At present, now that you have properly completed the final round interview, your time is typically devoted to waiting for the outcome. 

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Tips For Preparing The Best End Of Interview Questions

You likely have many legitimate questions you want to ask about consulting, the job or even the firm. This most likely also means you might be thinking about why it would be necessary to invest time preparing questions to ask? It seems logical to ask exactly what is on your mind. We have put together some information to offer you a few tips and offer you something to think about while preparing your questions. Here are a few tips and key ideas to assist you in preparing the best end of interview...

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Do I Need To Include A Cover Letter When Applying Through A Referral?

Referral” remains a familiar word we hear quite frequently in the consulting industry, more especially so with frequent reference to case interview preparation and networking. With the constant reminder about the importance of networking is, it is therefore not uncommon to typically encounter someone asking if they need a cover letter if applying through referral. If you are going through all the steps and stage to receive the referral, why will you still need to include the cover letter? We hav...

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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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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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How To Recover From Case Interview Mistakes

Mistakes during a case interview can happen, and you can rest assured, they happen more frequently than not. The significant thing about making a mistake is your reaction to it. A combination of time restraints and nerves can leave you flustered and anxious. You that you are not alone in those state of mind. Whether making a mistake with regard to the approach you have taken or simply an error in a calculation, the way in which you approach rectifying the problem is what you need to focus on.

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From Intern To Director: All The Positions In The Consulting Career Ladder

If you are contemplating a career as a consultant, you are most likely wondering about the growth opportunities you would have and what your consulting career ladder would look like. We have compiled some information to provide you an indication of what you could expect from your career choice. Just a reminder, this information has been compiled from a number of resources and is unspecific to any one firm. 

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